Pope Bouncer

Even as I remind people that, under Pope Francis’ watch, former-Father Greg Reynolds is still excommunicated, we learn that the reigning pontiff once worked as a bouncer.

He is still working as a bouncer.

One of the most important thing that a Pope (bishop… priest) does in and for the Church and God’s people is say “NO!”.  A lot.

As a matter of fact, on the lists of things that Pope’s (bishop’s… priest’s) must do in and for the Church is say “NO!”.  A lot.

In the meantime, I like that he has Wayfarers on.  I need new sunglasses.  I may stick with the Wayfarers but I have my eyes on Persol this time.

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13 Responses to Pope Bouncer

  1. jacobi says:

    “He is still working as a bouncer”

    If that is so then his skills are going to be in great demand in the near future, as in, for instance, Germany.

  2. McCall1981 says:

    @ jacobi,
    Exactly what I was thinking. Can we really expect him to be anything other than a total pushover, “fluffy” bouncer?

  3. majuscule says:

    How is this for a really Lamestream Media headline:

    Pope Francis: I was a club bouncer before joining the Catholic church

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/Pope_Francis_I_was_a_club_bouncer_before_joining_the_Catholic_church.html

    Nowhere does it say when he joined the church… Was he a pre-baptism bouncer, or what?

  4. Hank Igitur says:

    Wayfarers are too heavy. What is the advantage of Persols?

  5. Bosco says:

    I am told that in Greek the word for ‘yes’ is pronounced ‘Ne’.

  6. Bosco says:

    @majuscule,
    Thanks for the amusing link.
    The Philadelphia media worded that one wrong but they sure do make a heck of a cheese-steak in South Philly.

  7. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Dear Reverend Father Z, I know you’ve been a priest for a goodly many years, so you may have forgotten, but we in the laity likewise need to say “NO!” (particularly in this culture) frequently and forcefully. [To the world. Yes. While remaining in the world. Part of it. Apart from it.]

  8. av8er says:

    Funny cartoon.
    Fr.Z ,as someone who travels a bunch, try Serengeti’s. They are my favorite.

  9. disco says:

    Are we sure this whole thing wasn’t just a mistranslation of the Holy Father’s recounting of his time in the minor orders?

  10. AgricolaDeHammo says:

    @Hank Igitur

    Persol’s classic design folds in half! :D
    And then there are the blue lens…

  11. acricketchirps says:

    Yes, Bosco Greek for yes sounds a lot like no (neh) and their word for no sounds like okay (okee).

  12. jjoy says:

    I recommend Maui Jim sunglasses.

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