Poems of the Week

Stacking the Card(inal)s

by Alex Steelsmith

“… [Pope] Francis will have stacked the College of Cardinals with 83 of the 132 voting-age cardinals.
… [T]he chances that they will tap a successor who shares Francis’ pastoral priorities become ever greater.”
—NBC News

Piously biasly,
Jorge Bergoglio
gets 83 of his
cardinals in;

stacking the deck with a
isn’t, however, a
cardinal sin.