I know the world is a mess and many believe it’s coming to an end especially when you watch the debt ceiling debate and the Real Housewives of Atlanta (I know eerily similar). But when the Pope, revered and known throughout the Americas, as El Papa, starts Tweeting and sending TwitPics, Dios Mio, you KNOW it’s the end of the world.
To the 420 million devoted Catholics throughout Latin America and Mexico and the millions here at home his word is God’s word; he is God’s eyes and ears on earth. So when I heard Pope Benedict got a Tweeter account I knew it was not a good thing. I’m personally freaked out by the whole thing and turned to my own local version of El Papa and that is my Mamita who goes to church everyday.
As expected she just doesn’t get it. I say to her what if he creates #hashtags like #estellesucks, #knowhatudidlastnight or worse #urgoingtodiesoon?
Can the Pope really condemn us to hell in 140 characters or less? Can he start issuing penance via Tweeter - which would be helpful incidentally in my case? Will Tweeter revolutionize the Sunday homily by keeping it short and sweet - if you think the homily is long in English try it in Spanish? Will logging on to my Tweeter account and following El Papa on Sunday’s count as going to mass?