Pope Francis: former bouncer

Did you see this on the Catholic News Service:

In conversations with parishioners, pope reveals he once was a bouncer

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In addition to having worked sweeping floors and running tests in a chemical laboratory as a teenager, Pope Francis revealed he also used to work as a bouncer.

No longer kicking troublemakers out of clubs, he has discovered the secret to bringing people back, this time, into the church, according to the Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, Dec. 2.


And Australian former-priest Greg Reynolds is still excommunicated.

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  1. Nan says:

    You can’t possibly suggest that Pope Francis isn’t so fluffy, can you?

  2. Bosco says:

    A Bouncer! A Bouncer? Well I’ll be a dirty self-absorbed promethean neopelagianist with manifestations of an anthropocentric immanentism.
    Where’s the original language found? God bless him.

  3. HighMass says:

    This is a HOOT! Viva il Papa, e Viva Papino Benedetto…..!
    WEll Hopefully Papa Francesco will do some house cleaning….he seems to be right in line or keeping people in Line!

  4. McCall1981 says:

    Hopefully he will remember his experience as a bouncer when he deals with the German Bishops, and will show them the door.

  5. aviva meriam says:

    You mean this man worked all his life? Really? Say it isn’t so…….

    (Its funny how often people are amazed that clergy are REAL people who have led REAL lives… and that includes the time before they accepted their vocations).

  6. disco says:

    Ostiarius Maximus

  7. Imrahil says:

    Makes you rather looking forward to a sermon of H.H. on the 1st Advent of year B, next year, with its explicit emphasis on the doorkeeper.

  8. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Bishop and bouncer puts me in mind of St. Nicholas.

  9. LarryW2LJ says:

    You see the Pope in photos and you see him in videos. For me though, I find it hard to get a feel for the physical stature of someone just through images. But a bouncer, eh? You can’t be a bouncer if you’re a shrimp. You have to be somewhat physically intimidating, at least. So the Pope is a “big boy” – good to know. Heretics, beware!

  10. Priam1184 says:

    I think that you should change your line about Greg Reynolds to: “And Australian former-priest Greg Reynolds is still bounced”

  11. Sonshine135 says:

    Pope Fluffy is going to kick some malcontents out of the Vatican next. Kicked out of a bar, fine. Kicked out of the Catholic Church, not so good.

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