Bearonet of Beesworth, Sir Bear on Synod
[UPDATE CDF PRIEST COMES OUT OF THE GAY LOBBY]
The Bear spent a long time with Pablo Fanques' circus in England (and yes, he knows the Hendersons), and was a show bear long before that, often appearing in a top hat and monocle. He would say things like what's below, the English being much broader minded than others about talking bears, viz. Pooh and Paddington. So "the Bearonet of Beesworth, Sir Bear" says:
What if the Synod recognizes gay unions?
"That seems a bit rum, wot? What's going on in my Roman Catholic Church, anyway? We're not going to have to participate in any damned sodomy, like when we're all expected to clap for someone at Mass? Rather beneath my dignity. The church isn't a music hall. I say, those homos had better steer clear!"
As to divorce and remarriage:
"Well, none of that applies to me and the missus. The Bear knows what Jesus said, and he's all for sola scriptura, you know. Nevertheless, he supposes the Church has the power to decide who can receive communion, what with those great bloody keys and all, binding in Heaven and Earth. Still, it all seems a bit shady, doesn't it? Thank God it's all academic to me."
As to the Synod:
"Seems a bit like cheating at cards. The Bear hates to say it, but some of those chaps aren't gentlemen. Especially the huns. Always up to some nasty business. Churchill said 'the hun is always at your throat or at your feet.' Don't know a soul that trusts in an honest synod. And, hope this isn't a sin, but the Holy Father is a bit on the slippery side, don't you think? He's a Jesuit, and an argie. Who thought that combination would make a good pope?"
Msgr. Krzysztof Charamsa's Coming Out Party
"Well, that's a bloody disappointment! The Bear thought those Polacks were straight arrows. Winged Hussars, Battle of Vienna and what not. Not to mention that fellow who made a capital Pope! Well, I guess there's your Gay Lobby, Pope Francis, under your nose right in the CDF! Was he wearing a name tag? Haw-Haw!"