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8 thoughts on “The Pope Is Not Gay

  1. Eric_W Eric_W says:

    I originally ran across this book in an article in the New York Review of Books  My comments regarding that article preceded my reading of this book and have been left intact at the end of this review The book reinforces my maxim that people specialize in their deficiencies  It would appear that Ratzinger or Ratzy as Benedict XVI is unaffectionately called has some serious issues with his own sexuality not to mention authoritarianism  uattrocchi who died in 2009 was a reporter for Italian newspapers ​​​Of course sex phobia has a long history in the Catholic Church starting with Paul who said in his letters that if you enjoyed or indulged in sex you could never make it to heaven I am sooo doomed Andrew Priest don't you just love the irony? a psychologist and anthropologist in addition to being a Protestant priest wrote Paul “suffered from a pathological lack of emotional maturity and was psychologically unstable and was therefore too apt to confuse his instinctive reactions and capricious value judgments with rules emanating from on highHe was attracted to Christ on the cross than he was to the Christ of the resurrection  His doctrine of atonement bears the mark of his sadomasochistic tastes uattrocchi suggest Ratzy suffers from the same flaws  Ratzy has been singularly silent with regard to any adolescent relationships  Growing up as he did member of the Nazi Youth subject to Nazi hate for homosexuals uattrocchi says sex became an obsession to the future pope The idea that the Vatican and priesthood are a sanctuary for homosexuals is not a new one Roger Peyrefitte waged a rather bitter battle with the Catholic establishment including Francois Mauriac over his derogatory The Keys of St Peter novel in the 1950's Ratzy was brought to Rome in 1986 to restore the old order and he immediately kicked off two decades of homophobia  In his Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexuals  he says paraphrased by uattrocchi I condemn you and as always I discriminate against you  But I do it to please my God and of course for your own good  Souls are good Arseholes bad  Ratzy rejected the budding homosexual rights movement against discrimination as being ultimately destructive to souls Ratzy said 'Sexual orientation' does not constitute a uality comparable to race ethnic background etc in respect to non discrimination Unlike these homosexual orientation is an objective disorder   He goes on to support discriminatory practices against gaysuattrocchi finds that the Pope's pronouncements since his election he argues without evidence that Ratzinger had been groomed for the job by John Paul and the first three ballots were merely a sham to make it look as if there might be some disagreement have been sex and homo phobicAbout half the book is devoted to Georg Ganswein Georg described as a magnificent specimen with Steve Mcueen looks even in his fifties was a follower of Lefebvre long considered the leader of a heretical movement Benedict has worked to rehabilitate his organization within the church Georg was a superb politician and gradually worked his way up the ladder of Opus Dei the powerful extremely conservative Catholic organization  Ratzy took note As a good German one who also appreciated the Latin mass Ratzy and Georg presided over uasi secret Latin masses for the Italian rich during the late eighties he is made Ratzinger's second in command at the CDF the church's 20th century inuisition​​​​ agency​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ In the meantime Ratzy was making himself indispensable to WijtilaAfter his inevitable installation as pope Georg was installed as his personal assistant helping him dress etc and always present often caught on camera in rather intimate situations The result of this symbiosis is a combination of doctrinal rigidity and flamboyant dress  uattrochi places a lot of importance on the pope's all chosen by Georg dress  Prada red shoes Ray Ban sunglasses apparently the first time a pope was ever seen in sunglasses ermine and ever flamboyance  uattrochi uotes several pieces by Italian newspapers all remarking on the strangeness of the pope's new clothes The pink cassocks especially had the tongues waggingThe rumor mills begin to go crazy with speculation that the pope is gay and in a relationship with Georg Apparently there was a gay pope  Julius III famous for his support of Michaelangelo who fell in love with a thirteen year old boy and who made the boy a cardinal at age seventeen after his election to the papacy one is so tempted to say popehoodA fine example of Ratzinger's hair splitting and desire to suppress dissent was evident just recently in his letter to English Bishops with regard to the beatification of Newman as uoted by Garry Wills a committed Catholic who flat out calls the Pope a liar Pope Benedict XVI is the best dressed liar in the world  T he Pope writes “In a social milieu that encourages the expression of a variety of opinions on every uestion that arises it is important to recognize dissent for what it is and not to mistake it for a mature contribution to a balanced and wide ranging debate” So dissent is to be condemned and not part of a balanced debateuattrocchi leaves us with a rather pathetic portrait Our infallible little man entranced as he recounts by his vestments the sounds the pomp of a church in Bavaria who has led a life filled with indestructible certainties structured around and consolidated by  his studies of incontrovertible texts which had to be learned and annotated but never refuted The secularist will inevitably wonder not particularly maliciously whether such fury the pope's homophobic pronouncements isn't the fruit of a deeply repressed desire for what he condemns In short he might simply be the most repressed imploded gay in the world ReferencesAndrew Priest'Un Homosexuel peut il etre Chretien? Arcadie no 160 April 1967   Not many copies of this book around Where is GoogleBooks when we need it From a 1992 document published by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith headed by Ratzinger Appendix 2 in uattrochi's bookGeorg himself said But it is also true that the fact of meeting each other and being together on a daily basis creates a sense of 'familiarity which makes you feel less nervous But obviously I know who the Holy Father is and so I know how to behave appropriately There are always some situations however when the heart beats a little stronger than usual Notes re the article in the New York Times Review of BooksColm Toibin uses this book as a springboard for an examination of the Catholic Church's uixotic relationship with homosexuality especially since Vatican II which statists would argue laid the groundwork for what now appears to be seminaries filled with than 50% homosexuals looking for an opportunity to wear dresses and not have to worry about screwing women He spends less time on the book that he does in picking apart the positively devilish manner the Church has hidden and condoned really appalling behavior by some of its minions not to mention authorities I's an institution that has virtually destroyed whatever moral authority it might have had witness Ireland yet insists on prescribing moral remedies at world summits as a representative of a micro countryuattrocchi apparently pulls few punches suggesting that In this way the Pope's adoration of fine red shoes his love of fine robes which he changes often and his constant companion a rather pretty boy personal secretary who helps him dress his true nature his deepest unspoken inclinations are revealed In short he might simply be the most repressed imploded gay in the worldFull review is worth reading at Among the Flutterers by Colm Tóibín If you can't get access to the review because it's for print subscribers only send me an email and I'll forward a pdf copy of it


  2. John Anthony John Anthony says:

    The Pope in uestion is HH Benedict XVIMy opinion of him was slightly higher than it was of the author by the time I finished this That isn’t saying much having waded through the Appendices which detail Joseph Ratzinger’s aka Pope Benwritings on “Homosexual Persons” etc; not exactly edifying“Ratzy” or “our little hero” as the author persists in referring to the Holy Father in his scurrilous volume is a hard line conservative as far as his interpretation of scripture and ‘holy rules’ are concerned But we knew that anyway when he was elected didn’t we? As head of the Catholic Church he is there to lead his flock as he thinks best regardless of what the World’s view may be surely?Having read this though I realise that I am very far from Benedict XVI’s Rome I wonder how he and JC would get along over a uiet drink with Mary Magdalene and St John?Returning to the book’s title in its literal and original meaning Benedict is definitely ‘gay’ His penchant for red shoes pink chasubles red hats particularly the delicious little red bonnet trimmed with white fake ermine Camp or what Whether he fits its second usual meaning these days who knows? The author seems to think so – he points to his flamboyant dress his choice of Don Georg Ganswein a fellow Bavarian priest 30 years his junior as his almost constant attendant A comely fellow who seems photogenic and who shares Papa’s right conservative leaningsRather interesting to me is the author’s linking of Benedict XVI with St Paul each obsessively concerned with castigating homosexuals The Apostle saw SEX as a mucky business generally it seems The author speculates that it is possible repression of just those feelings which cause them to“protest too much”We know that this holy masochism comes at a cost I’m not suggesting that Benedict’s mask has slipped in private but such a thing has been known within his ranks causing life long harm to others and to the standing of the Church This fastidious pope’s railing against the perilous sin of masturbation evoked visions for me of Old Testament nightmares and screwed up childhoodsI found the author’s tone very irritating even offensive and conseuently I found myself sympathetic towards Ben XVI than I might otherwise have been But on the whole the idea of the book is worthwhile and left much to ponder upon gossip aside The photographs are priceless often endearing and Georg definitely seems to add to an understanding of what constitutes Vatican eye candy


  3. Trevor Trevor says:

    It's a pretty eye catching cover and title but alas this book is uite a disappointment Yes Pope Benedict has a lot to answer for in respect of the huge harm he has done gay people throughout the world by his poisonous words But I don't really care whether he has a romance going on with Georg Where are the really well written exposes of this vile man? There were plenty of such books came out during John Paul's reign and at least he had some good points Where is all the data concerning Benedict's part in the cover up of child abusing priests? It's not a surprise to find that someone so much the very essence of homophobia should turn out to be a deeply repressed homosexual if he is There was J Edgar Hoover for example But what the author points to mostly is a capacity for a neo transvestite taste Gucci and Prada not to mention that incredible Santa hat The level of journmalism doesn't go a lot deeper than that uattrocchi also admits he iswas an atheist which doesn't address the many problems for gay people who are believing Catholics and can't just dump their faith because the leadership is rotten Let's hope the subject catches the attention of say a John Cornwell so we can at last put Josef Ratzinger in hios proper context I must add though that if Georg Ganswein was helping me get dressed in the mornings I don't think I could answer for the conseuences Lucky old Benedict


  4. 6655321 6655321 says:

    i really have no idea how to review this book it is hilarious and has some really good turns of phrase i specifically like the references to Ratz's fashion forward views on tent like apparel However in terms of content the book is fairly thin if you didn't know Ratz has extremely conservative pre Vatican II views on homosexuality birth control and the family and uattrocchi serves as sort of a ueer atheist Ann Coulter by taking breath taking cheap shots at his target only with and this is the important difference actual citations and some sense of compassion for his subject that is very clear in the conclusion The book certainly doesn't have much in the way of straight up doctrinal analysis other than Ratz did crush liberation theology as much as such a thing is possible and any church moves towards tolerance; which brings me to my problem this book is extremely entertaining i read it in about 2 hours and laughed pretty much the whole way through but is also extremely shallow so i'm left with a book that is 25 on scholarly content although the appendices are a good resource and a 55 of actually not making me feel robbed for purchasing it; hence the 35 rating


  5. Andrea Andrea says:

    This book is really geared toward those with a strong understanding of the Catholic church's structure and politics If you don't know anything at all about the Vatican or the way the priesthood works you will probably be bored to tears by the end of the first section After that it gets a little entertaining However this is still fundamentally a political satire piece I think the other issue with this book is that it does get really repetitive but the author is trying to build a case so he tends to reiterate things several times Some of the dryness may be a translation issue since this book was originally written in Italian I found it readable regardless and I'm pretty hard to keep interested if it's not a graphic novel or manga Don't expect belly aching laughs but do expect to come away with some interesting uestions about the Pope


  6. Bill Bill says:

    I can't imagine this book will appear anytime soon on the syllabus of any of the Catholic schools I attended In fairness to the author he presents the Church's position through uotes from letters pronouncements His own views many of which I share come across at times as snarky I was aware of Georg admit to wondering; the background of their relatinship was new to me As was the story of Pope Julian Those two themes made the book a 3 star for me Devout Catholics may well be upset by this recovering Catholics will shake their head I doubt anyone will change their views But uattrocchi gets kudos for putting down on paper what so many of us have thought


  7. Oliver Bateman Oliver Bateman says:

    The point is well taken and the appendix is helpful but why on earth did Verso release this in book form? And why didn't the author book contract from a major leftist publisher in hand opt to expand and revise his original article? The jacket copy suggests a great deal of original research was done which simply isn't the case


  8. Samantha Samantha says:

    Could not finish book 49160 and cannot bring myself to pick it up again


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