One of my favorite blogs from across the Tiber is The Hermeneutic of Continuity by His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Timothy Finigan, parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church in the Blackfen area of Sidcup, Greater London. His posts are informative, well balanced, and often amusing. I recently ran across his post on what would happen if the Vatican Press Office had to announce the end of the world and it’s quite good. Here’s a snippet:
On the Day, CTV would offer a syndicated feed, L’Osservatore would print a special issue (distinguished by having pictures of Jesus Christ) and camera crews from the world’s media would impatiently wait for the yellow smoke. Liberal Catholics would be ensconced at the BBC to complain that the blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke, the darkening of the sun, and the moon turning to blood were relics of a medieval mindset that did not properly take into account the compassion of Jesus. At least one sedevacantist website would run pictures proving that the Jesus who was about to judge the world in fact had a different hairstyle from the Jesus on the Turin Shroud.
Go over there to read the rest of his post.