Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The sins of gluttony and (physical) sloth

or why Francis is becoming fat

"Jesus asks his apostles that nothing be wasted. Nothing!"

"You shall eat the oldest of the old store, and, new coming on, you shall cast away the old."

The Italian newspaper, Libero Quotidiano, had a story this past week by Antonio Margheriti Mastino titled, MA IL VERO PROBLEMA E' IL PESO: BERGOGLIO E' UNA SANTA FORCHETTA, SA CUCINARE EA TAVOLA NON MOLLA IL PIATTO.  A short excerpt,
In Santa Marta you have to stop near the kitchen if you want to meet him because he goes there often to get a coffee, drink mate or just poke around in the kitchen, picking [at food] here and there.
Bergoglio eats at all hours, they say, he has an almost a compulsive need; bulimic hunger is not satisfied and generates illness, he eats food to calm his nerves.  And he is allergic to any sport: the most he does is walk.
Francis would do well to read what Pope Gregory I, a doctor of the Church no less, wrote about gluttony and take the lessons to heart. (click here) Perhaps, if he also cut out carbohydrates and sugar while increasing natural  fat in his diet, the gluttony would disappear as would his physical slothfulness.  Just so the reader doesn't think we are picking on Francis another source follows.  From the online site, Voce d'Italia, we have translated an article, Papa Francesco: tutte le news sulla sua salute: Il Pontefice ha un solo problema: la forchetta, into English for our readers to read below. 

Masterchef in the Vatican

Papa Francesco: all news about his health

The Pontiff has only one problem: the fork
Vatican City - The Pope's health has raised a little bit of concern among the faithful who were alarmed after the sudden decision to cancel Francis of his visit to the Gemelli hospital due to a "sudden illness." The Vatican Press Office has ensured that there was nothing to worry about the health of the Holy Father, but that doesn't quell the rumors. Some newspapers have reported about a simple headache, others a little sickness, and some have talked of "fatigue." But as it is it actually Papa Francesco? 
According to the Chinese acupuncturist of the Pope, Liu Ming, Bergoglio is fine, and the evidence is that he does not take any medication. Yes, because the Pope does not use traditional medicine starting back in 2004 but do you heal from this specialist in oriental medicine. 

It is not the missing lung of Pope Francis that is  creating problems for the Head of the Church, nor his "duck feet" nor even his "creaking" hip or his weak knees. The issue of Bergoglio is the fork. Pope Francis loves to sit at the table and also loves to mess around during the day. Indiscreet voices from the Vatican kitchen  tell us that no one has ever seen any Pope before him, eat with so much gusto. It is rumored Papa Francesco, is often found in the kitchen. He's a very good cook and his paella is fantastic. A master chef Pope.

Francis' favorite carb-loaded dish!

If Francis doesn't change his behavior he will soon resemble this!



"Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry!" 
- Francis -

 St. Paul Writing by Pier Francesco Sacchi

"For many walk, of whom I have told you often (and now tell you weeping), that they are enemies of the cross of Christ; Whose end is destruction; whose God is their belly; and whose glory is in their shame; who mind earthly things."
- Epistle Of St. Paul To  
The Philippians 3:18-19 -


  1. "Man does not live by bread alone,but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God"springs to mind.

  2. Can someone please list the six ways of committing the sin of gluttony here that St. Thomas Aquinas lists? I can only think of too quickly and too expensively. Is that Gerard Depardieu? Good grief! He's really packed the pounds on if it's him. What a change from Green Card.

  3. Praepropere – eating too soon
    Laute – eating too expensively
    Nimis – eating too much
    Ardenter – eating too eagerly
    Studiose – eating too daintily
    Forente – eating wildly

  4. To be a disciple, must have discipline. Guess he has trouble controlling his mouth in more ways than one! "Bulimic hunger" - does that mean he over-eats and then 'purges' -- guess he is like the dog who returns to his own vomit (how many interviews w/Scalfari?).

    Elton John, who has recently expressed admiration for Bergoglio, also boasts of his out of control drug, alcohol and bulimia + his 'monstrous temper'.

    "While his friends died by the dozens, John was lost in a haze of cocaine and alcohol addiction, combined with bulimia and a monstrous temper that led him to throw tantrums if he didn't like the curtains in his hotel room. He also was promiscuous and now considers it a "miracle" that he didn't get infected with HIV."

    One thing you might want to note re: Bergog is that John claims all deadly sins EXCEPT sloth:

    "I was guilty of every single one of the seven deadly sins, except sloth. No matter how bad it got, I never lost my work ethic" [probably he means his inordinate love of self and greed for money and attention]

  5. Let's not forget, though, that Thomas Aquinas was also famously so obese that they had to cut a section out of the table where he sat to accommodate his girth.

  6. By the way, you might be interested in the use I made of information regarding Joseph Ratzinger in the following thread on the Crisis Magazine website, responding there to a post by Dr. William Oddie lamenting Pope Francis. I posted on the thread as "Assyrian Church of the East:"

    1. Look at the Cardinals. How many poor could be fed with the excess food they consume?