The other other pope

Not happy with the election of Pope Francis (who looks either like Grumpy Cat or a Muppet, depending on the photo)? Then, perhaps, you can throw in your lot with Pope Michael I, who has ruled an offshoot, unofficial branch of the Catholic Church (which may, or may not, consist mostly of himself and his mother) from his living room in Delia, Kansas since 1990.


  1. Man, what’s interesting is not the self-proclaimed pope, it’s the people in the comments freaking the fuck out about the Topeka Capital-Journal having the audacity to report on it.  Amazing levels of insecurity over the authenticity of their own religions.

    1. Followers of one religion calling followers of another religion, or an offshoot, crazy brings to mind images of people throwing stones at glass houses.

  2. “(It) hit me on the drive back from where the election was in Belvue back to St. Marys,” Pope Michael says. “We’re about halfway back, and I realized I’m now responsible for six billion souls on earth.”

  3. It’s all fun and games until god shows up, points to Pope Michael I, and says “almost all of you got it wrong.  That was the guy who Heard Me.”  Then, you know, the smitings.

    1.  He’s a Traditionalist Catholic, i.e. someone who believes that Vatican II was a mistake and worship using the tridentine mass. He’s not the only one, but he’s given money to build a trad church near where he lives.

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