Speaking to Catholic youth at St Joseph's Seminary in Dunwoodie, Yonkers, NY, Pope Benedict vividly described a horrid government: " ... a sinister regime that thought it had all the answers; its influence grew- infiltrating schools and civic bodies, as well as politics and even religion- before it was fully recognized for the monster that it was."
Audience members were challenged by the German Pontiff to name the leadership he had in mind. Numerous NY Catholics of a certain age leapt to their feet to identify the NY Catholic parishes and schools of their 1950-60's youth. Cries of: "The bastards beat us!" and "They were sadists who hated kids!", echoed in the Seminary Hall.
Guessers screamed out like quiz show contestants: "Immaculate Conception!" "Our Lady of Pity!" "Mother of Perpetual Help!".
When the din over Dunwoodie died down, a little choir robed lad hesitantly rose to his feet and timidly suggested: "Papa Panzer, could you be describing the Bush administration?"
Visitors from Tucson, Arizona insisted long after the guessing was done that the Pope had to be describing the leadership team at St Salvatore Pontius under the tyrannical rule of The very, very Reverend Frederick the Great Tittslesin. "You heard him say sinister, know-it-all, infiltration, monster, the Catholic HS teachers kept insisting; he must have meant our misadministration!"