Thursday, March 14, 2013

Who says they don't have a sense of humor at the Miami Herald?

Who says the Miami Herald editors don't have a sense of humor? Or, for that matter, the Catholic cardinals who selected the new Pope.

In 1980, the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami complained to the FCC about "offensive, abusive and crude" comments talk show host Neil Rogers made about the Pope on his radio show.

And now, this happens.....

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Photo combo by Alfred Spellman.


  1. I thought the exact same thing when I saw that shot on TV last night.

    Funny, but maybe, just maybe, the saying "Neil, God!" just came true.

  2. Pope Francis is a step in the right direction, for the Vatican, but it still falls short. His poverty vow is admirable, however his stance on sexuality is medieval.

    Perhaps some day this remnant of imperial Rome will learn to lead their flock with unconditional compassion instead of unyielding edicts.

  3. "Neil God." Now that's funny.

  4. HILARIOUS! From now on, whenever I see Francis, I'm going to fondly recall Neil.

    I devoted one of my SunPost columns 2 years ago to Neil, just after his passing:

    With Bill's permission, I share an excerpt from that column here:

    Among my fave Neil stories, from the rare occasions he reached back into his Rochester, N.Y., youth for a tale that sketched out who he came to be, was this:

    One day, Neil was taken aside by a wise, old rabbi. Boy, the elder instructed him, run away from all this; it’s crap. Religion – Judaism, God, the Bible stories, an afterlife, all of it – is as phony as a $3 bill. If I had it to do all over again, the old man confided, I’d go into some other line of work.

    So run Neil did. He remained an atheist for the rest of his life and, with his mic as megaphone and his show as pulpit, was one of the most outspoken non-believers of our time, railing against religious myths and conventions, popes, pedophile priests – you name it.


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