Francis by Patrick J. Marrin


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  1. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 23 hours ago

    Good luck, Your Holiness. We’ve been trying to resolve this for a couple of centuries now…

  2. pelican47

    pelican47 said, about 20 hours ago

    Not bad advice, but since when was the confessional for reporting the sins of others instead of your own?
    Of course, Francis sees through this in his administration of penance.

  3. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, about 18 hours ago

    Settle this dispute with canons.

  4. rick mcdermott

    rick mcdermott GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    so very,very true

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    Depends on your point-of-view on this. The Catholic Church certainly isn’t a liberal organization now either.

  6. SCAATY_423

    SCAATY_423 said, about 14 hours ago


    Being liberal, in the sense of abandoning what has been, is not the mission of the church — that isn’t even intelligent liberalism, just as mindlessly holding to the past and changing nothing is intelligent conservatism.
    The Pope is in the position of a ship’s captain on a rough sea: to keep the ship whole, on the course given it, without losing the cargo entrusted to it. He can manage the ship by adjusting its course as the winds and the seas change, sometimes going all ahead full and sometimes not, but always mindful of its final goal.
    It ain’t easy. There have been good captains and others who were no better than pirates; at the moment, the church has been blessed with a really good one.

  7. waykirk1

    waykirk1 GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    I believe that this strip is a repeat. I think that I saw it several months ago but I don’t mind, I love this toon and this Pope. I think that he is doing a great job and I am not even a Catholic.

    I was at the Vatican just over a year ago and I looked all over for him. I wanted to have a beer with him but I understand he prefers wine.

    Beautiful place.

    The beer swilling old Sarge

  8. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 11 hours ago

    I had Albert Outler for systematic theology (along with John
    Deshner, whose dissertation on Wesley changed the theology of his advisor, Karl Barth), the official Methodist observer at Vatican II. Francis and John XXIII were the only popes of my rather long lifetime for which I had much regard.

  9. Jim Kerner

    Jim Kerner GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago


    This Jew also feels that this Pope is doing a fine job. Keep it up your holiness. And you to, Patrick J. Marrin.

  10. Tandembuzz

    Tandembuzz said, about 8 hours ago


    Perhaps the sin each is confessing is his refusal to deal with the other (Pride? Recalcitrance? Hatred? Anger? Bearing false witness against another?).

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago


    Being against birth control and family planning is so 14th century or 1 century AD.

  12. 3pibgorn9

    3pibgorn9 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    Me, too.

    Lots of luck, your Holiness. That’s what it will take.

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