I came across this guy a few years ago.Â He lives in Delia, Kansas (no idea where that is – sorry Kansans). Apparently, he decided that all the popes after Venerable Pius XII were in fact heretics.Â Note to self: bad idea to stand in judgement of the Holy Catholic Church. So, he and 5 other people held a conclave and he was elected “pope.”
Anyway, I recently found that a young film major from Notre Dame had discovered David Bawden (Pope Michael) and set about making a documentary on this man and his bizarre story.
Now maybe I’m just mean, but I find this quirky trailer fascinating and, in a strange way, humorous.Â It’s sort of Napoleon Dynamite meets schismatic Catholic.
There’s also a longer version available here.