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Pope Bouncer!

Pope Tells Church He Worked As Bouncer At Buenos Aires Nightclub

The Huffington Post | By Ron Dicker
Posted: 12/03/2013 1:31 pm EST | Updated: 12/03/2013 2:33 pm EST

 

There was a time when Pope Francis couldn’t turn the other cheek: He once worked as a bouncer at a Buenos Aires nightclub, he told parishioners at a local church in Rome on Sunday.

It marked the first time the pontiff discussed his doorman gig since becoming pope, NBC’s “Today” reports.

The Catholic leader was listing some of his former jobs, which included teaching and chemistry lab work, during a visit to San Cirillo Alessandrino church, as reported by Catholic News Service. But it was his mention of being a bar enforcer that caught the attention of many.

New York Magazine humorously imagined a conversation between a bar owner angry at the future pontiff’s lax admission standards. “I’m seeing a lot of poorly dressed losers in here. Also a number of lepers,” complains the boss, who eventually fires him.

Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for President Barack Obama, tweeted thusly:

What are we calling the off-beat dramedy about the Pope’s past as a Buenos Aries bouncer? I’m going with “Heaven Can Wait, And So Can You”

 

The pope worked the velvet rope to make money when he was a student, the Telegraph reported several months ago, but his public recollection on Sunday still caught many by surprise.

We wish we could’ve heard it from the pontiff himself.

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who is this idiot, Rush Limbaugh?

Rush Limbaugh vs. Pope Francis: Talk Show Host Attacks ‘Pure Marxism’ Of ‘Evangelii Gaudium’

Posted: 12/02/2013 4:11 pm EST

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Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh slammed Pope Francis’ stance on social justice in his apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium,” calling the document “pure Marxism” on his show.

Limbaugh went viciously on the attack with the show, titled, “It’s Sad How Wrong Pope Francis Is (Unless It’s a Deliberate Mistranslation By Leftists).” He began:

You know, the pope, Pope Francis — this is astounding — has issued an official papal proclamation, and it’s sad. It’s actually unbelievable. The pope has written, in part, about the utter evils of capitalism. And I have to tell you, I’ve got parts of it here I can share with you. It’s sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism and so forth. Wait ’til you hear it.

Though “Evangelii Gaudium” has been lauded by many for its sharp stand for social justice, equality, and economic equity, Limbaugh expressed his disagreements with it, commenting:

Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism as ‘a new tyranny’ and beseeched global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality, in a document on Tuesday setting out a platform for his papacy and calling for a renewal of the Catholic Church. … In it, Francis went further than previous comments criticizing the global economic system, attacking the ‘idolatry of money.'”
I gotta be very careful. I have been numerous times to the Vatican. It wouldn’t exist without tons of money. But regardless, what this is, somebody has either written this for him or gotten to him. This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope. Unfettered capitalism? That doesn’t exist anywhere. Unfettered capitalism is a liberal socialist phrase to describe the United States. Unfettered, unregulated.

Limbaugh continued to proclaim the evils of socialism and the benefits of capitalism, supporting the “trickle-down” economic policies that the Pope has criticized.

He confessed himself “bewildered” by the Pope’s statements, as he claimed that:

The Catholic Church, the American Catholic Church has an annual budget of $170 billion. I think that’s more than General Electric earns every year. And the Catholic Church of America is the largest landholder in Manhattan. I mean, they have a lot of money. They raise a lot of money. They wouldn’t be able to reach out the way they do without a lot of money.

“Evangelii Gaudium” called unfettered capitalism “a new tyranny” and urged global leaders to fight poverty. Pope Francis built on earlier remarks about the evils of the “idolatry of money,” and the importance of guaranteeing all citizens “dignified work, education, and healthcare.”

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The Scent of a Pontiff

                                                                               09/18/2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

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Pope Francis waves after his general audience in St Peter’s square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013 . | Getty

                          

from Huff Post
                                                           

Pope Francis’ personality has been encapsulated in fragrance form with the release of a pope cologne by Excelsis Fine Fragrances. CEO Frederick Hass founded the company in 2005, after obtaining a recipe for Pope Pius IX’s cologne, and has gone on to create other papal scents like “Benedictus” in 2006, and now “Francis.”

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But what does the pontifical scent smell like? Hass told the Christian Post that he tried to evoke Pope Francis’ “humble and down to earth” character with the cologne, which mainly consists of bergamot and sandalwood. “I didn’t want to get anything too flashy,” Hass explained. “So I wanted something subtle and dignified and relatively simple.”

A press release from Excelsis stated that the new cologne was created in response to popular demand. On the response, Hass commented, “We are hearing words like ‘gentle,’ ‘simple,’ ‘warm,’ ‘pleasing’ — and even ‘heavenly’ — used to describe the new fragrance. These are precisely the terms used by the media and the new Pope’s close associates to describe His Holiness’ own character traits and personal demeanor.”

Excelsis describes the “Francis” scent and provenance on its website, writing “Created by Excelsis to celebrate the Petrine succession of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, Pontifex Maximus, 266th Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. Francis is an engaging, fresh fragrance with a citrusy top note of bergamot and a soft, woody drydown of sandalwood . Smooth and soothing, A grand aftershave.”

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