Gird your loins, world:

Hey Joe, you’d better tread carefully — this isn’t your garden variety event.

Twitterers are already bracing themselves:

Oh, please no.

He could certainly use one.

  • Maxx

    Start the countdown to Gaffe-O-Matic’s “Lighten up Francis” in 3…2….1

  • Tangchung

    I dare Biden to give a Nun a garden variety slap.

  • Yes2Tradition

    My greatest wish would be for VP Biden to be issued a writ of excommunication for his abortion stance, followed by writs for Pelosi and Sebelius to bring back in the diplomatic pouch. Then, at least, they could not continue to claim they are Catholic.

    • GaryTheBrave

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • bicentennialguy

      If that happens, I may have to convert to Catholicism.

    • bicentennialguy

      If that happens, I may have to convert to Catholicism.

    • Mary

      That is what should be done and should have been done a long time ago. As of now, they are excommunicated without a formal writ. I hope that the Pope will talk with him and explain to him that he can no longer receive Communion unless he retracts his pro-abortion stance and also his endorsement of homosexual behavior and same sex marriage. Otherwise he and Pelosi, etc. have cut themselves off from the Church.

  • operanerd1986

    Anyone want to predict what gaffe(s) Biden will make during the trip?

    • Brown Bear Mike

      1) Stepping on the plane …

    • 3seven77

      Asking for some spray cheese for the Communion wafer?

      • SpinMeNot

        And we have a winner … roflmao … brilliant, absolutely brilliant.

      • mdtljt

        I agree with Spin…BRILLIANT!!!

    • 3seven77

      Telling the new Pope that if the crowd in St. Peter’s square looks like it’s getting out of control, just fire two shotgun rounds off the balcony.

    • operanerd1986

      Great responses, everyone! Thank you.

    • san rafael blue

      Echo-Farting in church, then lying about it in broken italian

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    I’m sure the Swiss Guard will keep Joe in check.

  • grais

    This is a “big f*ckin’ deal.”

  • Iacobus

    Joe Biden, that Paragon of Catholic Virtue™.

    Not. If I were Francis I, I’d say don’t bother coming.

  • gracepmc

    What a travesty.

  • Jack Deth

    Counting the myriad possible ways this could be a public relations fiasco. While remembering that a “Googol” is a number followed by a thousand zeroes.

  • waltermitty2012

    Pope Francis to Joe Biden, “Sorry Joe, if it wasn’t for your 100% rating from NARAL, you might have had a chance at my job. Just kidding. How’s that for a garden variety slap across the face?”

    Seriously, Biden should stay and take a remedial course or two in Catholicism.

  • $23629333

    With Joe Biden in Rome, and his senior partner in Israel, presumably, Valerie will be in charge.

    • Sunshine43

      May God save us!

  • san rafael blue

    In keeping with O’s wish that the U.S. lead from behind and quietly wait our turn to speak, we may not need to worry ’bout ol Bukkit Haid Joe dropping an F bomb within earshot of The Pope. Our American representative will probably NOT get front row seating anyway. Haven’t abdicated the Number One spot to Old Europe?
    France was looking pretty darn manly a few weeks ago when they flushed out those jihadists in Mali, after the U.S. decided to administratively sit on our hands and jess watch, like we jess watched Bengazi burn. No, we americans can jess watch, from the cold darkness of France and Britian’s shadows.

  • daPenguin

    I expect Joe will try and address him with a fake italian accent and when informed that he is from South America, joe will say will love all you illegal alien latinos

  • SpinMeNot

    Lets start a pool …

    I’m hoping this wonderfully conservative Jesuit will admonish Uncle Joe on his support for same-sex marriage, abortion, and free birth control. Then Uncle Joe will say something like, ‘Come on your Popeness … its just a few fetuses, whats the big deal. It’s not like kids were killed in a school or anything …”

    I have a few friends in Argentina, Catholic conservatives, and their comment today was “The government will be glad this guy is out of Buenos Aires and half a world away”

  • SpinMeNot

    Then again, I have this image of Uncle Joe standing in St. Peter’s Basilica and spontaneously bursting into flames.

    I know, I’m a bad person …

    • Sunshine43

      No, sounded wonderful to me!

  • rivers

    Will he receive communion? This pope is very clear in stating that pro-abortion politicians should not receive. Perhaps Joe plans on having Obama give him absolution before his trip?

  • Terrell Guell

    Joe, the Pope’s views on things such as abortion are not going to “evolve” by your being there

  • sharon

    Joe goes against the teachings of the Catholic Church, then presents himself to the new Pope. How 2 faced.

    • RightStuff

      Pretty twisted up set of standards, but sadly I must say, most Democrats are rather twisted in their standards. Totally out of touch with reality.

  • CapeConservative

    Will our new SOS, another cafeteria Catholic, be in attendance, too? Both of them can sit in their pew while the other parishioners receive communion. If I recall correctly, JFnK was denied communion while on the campaign trail a few years ago.

  • RightStuff

    Joe Biden doesn’t live the religion, especially some tenets that I would consiter mortal sins, so why does he even act like he is a Catholic? He should seek another religion that more nearly fits his twisted set of standards. If I were Catholic, and I was either directly or indirectly aiding the abortion of babies, I certainly wouldn’t go around saying I was Catholic.

  • Labradrooler

    People should not worry about VP Joe Biden. Let them worry about themselves. Joe is well able to take care of himself. He will be in the right place on Tuesday. The Drunkster (House Maj. leader) refused the invitation to go with VP Biden. His lame excuse was too busy with business in the house. Fact is he has many Golf Games, Parties and a lot of hangovers to nurse. And the Lord’s people said: “Allah Abkar, AMEN. Viva il papa. Yo Joe