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Mario’s Legacy

Mario’s Legacy

 

Unwanted overtures from Andrew Cuomo?
Their origin was dad’s theology.
Staffers now say son moved – and not in slow mo:
Unwanted overtures from Andrew Cuomo,
Who sought to prove that he was not a homo.
What a surprising revelation! Gee,
Unwanted overtures from Andrew Cuomo?
Their origin was dad’s theology.

 

–Tom Riley

 

Fr. Jenkins Explains It All to You

Fr. Jenkins Explains It All to You

Jenkins of Notre Dame is quite upset.
These child molesters shouldn’t be regarded
As monsters! They are often golden-hearted—
And that’s a fact we oughtn’t to forget.
It’s true! The pederasts whom he has met,
Although from their perversions never parted,
Are sterling figures not to be discarded.
With therapy, they’ll be perfected yet!
Punishment, brethren, ain’t the Christian way.
Forgive your fellow Christian if he’s tardy
In virtue – and don’t claim he has to pay!
Your average youngster’s really pretty hardy
And will emerge unscathed some shining day.
It’s fabulous! Come on, boys: slumber party!

–Tom Riley

Still Champion

Still Champion

 

 

(in memoriam Charlie Rice, d. 25 February 2015)

 

 

When everyone was all for compromise–
which meant, of course, the easiest surrender–
he saw the truth with never-flinching eyes
and stood as life’s unwearying defender.
In that ring, he was more than mere contender.
He sent opponents to the canvas fast.
His energies were vast — and, cheerful spender,
He labored hard, yet managed still to last.
And is his advocacy in the past?
Of course not. From the realm where Beatrice
gazed down on troubled Dante, unharassed
by all our vain distractions, he will miss
no opportunity to intervene.
Dread ought to fill the pro-abortion scene.

 

 

–Tom Riley