The Swiss Guard and the Vatican police are tussling for preeminence at the Vatican. The Swiss Guard are celebrating their 500th anniversary this year. They also have a new German Pope at a time when most of the Guard is German speaking. Perhaps they are finding this a good time to expand their role to overcome the blow to morale and prestige that began when a corporal in the Guard murdered the commandant and the commandant’s wife in 1998.
Whatever the reason, the Guard wants to expand to 130 from its current level of 110 blood? I just know it is. Don’t tell me there’s no blood! I’m sure I see it.”
Now the priest had to apologize at Mass, the diocese is investigating and the local health department is screening kids for communicable diseases. Give me a break. Welcome to the Oprah-ized, hypochondriac, hair-trigger generation.