We have reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup of Uncrowned Saints, and because Elon Musk, in his wisdom, is changing the rules of Twitter polls, this may be the last one we run. It also has to be completed by Easter Saturday. So - unless we can find a way round this - no more world cups of bad hymns (Lord of the Dance), bad cardinals (Cupich), ugly churches (St Francis de Sales, Norton Shores, Michigan), instruments from Hell (vuvuzela) etc. etc. So we'll use this post to record the results of the final rounds of the (last?) Twitter World Cup.
Semi-finals (starting on Easter Sunday).
Pope Leo XIII 71.7 v
Pope Pius XII 28.3
A "two popes" semi-final. Leo takes this, surprisingly easily, and declares himself "fighting fit"
as the final approaches.
G.K. Chesterton 47.6 v
Thomas à Kempis 52.4
A "two writers" semi-final. A close match, and Thomas heads for the final, leaving GKC to
contest the bronze halo.
THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF
Pope Pius XII 55.6 v G.K. Chesterton 44.4
Pius takes the bronze halo. John Cornwell bites his leg off in embarrassment.
Pope Leo XIII 64.1 v Thomas à Kempis 35.9
A surprisingly easy win for Leo. Gold halo for him, and silver for Thomas.
I vote for Leo XIII; Karl I; Pius XII; Thomas à KempisReplyDelete
I agree with you AnonymousDelete
I vote for Teilhard de Chardin.ReplyDelete
I vote for Fulton Sheen; Karl of Austria; Benedict XVI; and Thomas a Kempis,ReplyDelete
My votes: Leo Xlll; G.K. Chesterton; Pius Xll; Marcel Lefebvre. I cast votes on my guess of who has been waiting longest, with the exception of Lefebvre, a personal favorite of mine.ReplyDelete
Thomas A Kempis, Ven. Fulton Sheen, Chesterton and Pope PiusReplyDelete
Now to comment we have to jump through Google hoops. It's ridiculous and deterrs free comment.ReplyDelete
Thanks for pointing this out. I haven't changed anything, so it must be another step in Google's World Domination programme.Delete
I vote for Ven Fulton Sheen, Bl Karl, Pope Pius XII and Arbp MarcelReplyDelete
No Cardinal Roche.... he's been dead for agesReplyDelete
Semifinals: Leo Xlll GK ChestertonReplyDelete
Finals: Leo XIIIReplyDelete