What to Expect from the Insufferable Patheos Blogger Named “Weathers”

“Pope Frank” triumphalism to the nth degree. We’ll never hear the end of it.

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  • Max Lindenman

    Remind him of the bad guy from Pee Wee’s Big Asventure. That ought to cut him down to size. (Make sure you lock your bike up, though.)

    • Max Lindenman

      “Adventure,” okay? Adventure. Whatever you were going to say, don’t say it.

      • Susan

        Can I think it? :-)

      • Mark Shea

        Biting. Tongue. So. Hard.

  • kath

    My little boy’s name is Francis (Frankie). I’ve been going around telling people that it was so thoughtful for the new pope to name himself after my son.

    • TheRealAaron

      My Bavarian theology professor named his son Benedict in 2004. Crazy things happen when the Holy Spirit gets involved!

  • Frank Weathers


  • Mark B.

    I’m still waiting for a Pope Mark.

    • Mark Shea

      Aren’t we all?

  • marye

    But . . . will he start calling himself “Francis Weathers”?

  • Barbara

    Could be worse. The guy is Hispanic-Italian “Pope Panchito?”

    • Pancho

      And that is wrong, how?

    • http://panchoslinks.blogspot.com/ Pancho

      forgot to add :-P to show it’s meant with tongue in cheek…

  • Adolfo

    How long until The Daily Show uses “Lighten up, Francis”?

  • francisbeckwith

    I don’t see the problem.

  • http://www.patheos.com Amy

    Do you think in time we will be calling Pope Francis, Francisco? John Paul II was often referred to as JP2; Benedict was Benni. Just curious.

    • http://tonylayne.blogspot.com Anthony S. Layne

      Good point. JP2 and B16 worked, but … just “F”? I think not. Don’t even go there.

  • http://tonylayne.blogspot.com Anthony S. Layne

    My dad and both grandfathers were Franks. My life has been one of exemplary Frankness.