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(SeattlePI)   Man with gold shoes and priceless artworks hanging over his golden toilet, with billions of people following his every word, denounces 'cult of money'   (seattlepi.com) divider line 181
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2013-05-16 12:10:16 PM
Well he is listen to or deferred to because of the money. It's because God says he should be....

And if you don't like that answer well, we could always have another crusade.
 
2013-05-16 12:20:54 PM
Isn't Pope Francis still living in that apartment or whatever the hell it's called?  Or did he finally move into the papal digs?
 
2013-05-16 01:08:21 PM
i512.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-16 01:08:33 PM
Who knows better.  Certainly no one here on fark knows anything about money.
 
2013-05-16 01:09:27 PM
Subby earns a slow clap for ridiculousness of the church. I was raised Catholic (much against my will) and was always told the clergy must take a vow of poverty. I've never seen any evidence to suggest they actually honor it.

With my sincere apologies to practicing Catholics, I despise the church and their hypocrisy.
 
2013-05-16 01:10:51 PM
"Money has to serve, not to rule!"

Pope has obviously never been to a strip club.
 
2013-05-16 01:11:00 PM
To be fair, I don't think he's had a chance to use the golden potty yet.
 
2013-05-16 01:11:15 PM
The speech was good but I guess since it's coming from someone people on Fark don't like we should just dismiss it.
 
2013-05-16 01:12:41 PM
Right on, Francis.
 
2013-05-16 01:12:53 PM
I'm having a real hard time getting angry about this sentiment.  Methinks he was talking to the Catholic leadership as much as he was talking to the leaders of the global financial system.
 
2013-05-16 01:13:24 PM
I hope he didn't piss off too many people.  Better go check on the armor plating of his pope-mobile.
 
2013-05-16 01:13:39 PM
FTA: blasting the "cult of money" that he says is tyrannizing the poor and turning humans into expendable consumer goods.

It's different when the catholic church does it, because they're selling seats in heaven.

He can talk about crap like this all he wants, but as long as the catholic church is the most opulent and decadent institution on earth it's just hypocrisy.
 
2013-05-16 01:13:44 PM
This coming from one the wealthiest organizations on the planet.  Really...

/practice what you preach
 
2013-05-16 01:15:35 PM
What's his fark handle?
 
2013-05-16 01:16:40 PM
I thought he rejected the fancy shoes and some of the more formal vestments.
 
2013-05-16 01:17:23 PM
Hey, it's just 10%!
 
2013-05-16 01:20:02 PM

xanadian: Isn't Pope Francis still living in that apartment or whatever the hell it's called?  Or did he finally move into the papal digs?


Pope Francis is staying in the communal residence, with the rest of the staff. This is his apartment:
msnbcmedia.msn.com

And this is his personal office:
news.bbcimg.co.uk

He'll still use the grandiose Papal residence for meeting dignitaries, but he said he'd much rather live with the people he serves, eat in the cafeteria and be able to cook for himself in the kitchen.

/looks like he *is* practicing what he preaches.
 
2013-05-16 01:20:18 PM
He's not wrong, but yeah, maybe tone down the Liberace stylings.
 
2013-05-16 01:20:25 PM
Sort of reminds me of liberal politicians and hollywood stars.
 
2013-05-16 01:20:35 PM

J. Frank Parnell: FTA: blasting the "cult of money" that he says is tyrannizing the poor and turning humans into expendable consumer goods.

It's different when the catholic church does it, because they're selling seats in heaven.

He can talk about crap like this all he wants, but as long as the catholic church is the most opulent and decadent institution on earth it's just hypocrisy.


Was the a joke? Or have you never heard of Dubai? Or just about any corporation? They are all may times more opulent then the church.
 
2013-05-16 01:21:05 PM
Here's the BBC article about his living quarters: "Pope Francis shuns grand apartment for two rooms"
 
2013-05-16 01:21:20 PM
I think he was talking about all these money grubbing kids suing for being molested. Ungrateful little bastards! Don't they know what an honor it is to be picked to be one of the special altar boys?
 
2013-05-16 01:21:20 PM
To be fair he has been renouncing the trappings of wealth over and over since he's been elected....
 
2013-05-16 01:21:21 PM
Awesome.

his message needs to fall on every ear.

If you're religious then you know that's not your money in the first place, it's Gods money & everything you achieve is through his grace.
 
2013-05-16 01:21:52 PM
The Pope wears RED shoes, submitter.
 
2013-05-16 01:22:05 PM

KatjaMouse: I thought he rejected the fancy shoes and some of the more formal vestments.


And he got rid of the gold throne.
 
2013-05-16 01:22:05 PM

phenn: Subby earns a slow clap for ridiculousness of the church. I was raised Catholic (much against my will) and was always told the clergy must take a vow of poverty. I've never seen any evidence to suggest they actually honor it.

With my sincere apologies to practicing Catholics, I despise the church and their hypocrisy.


priests don't take vows of poverty...that is probably why you didn't see it.

/now chastity.......
 
2013-05-16 01:23:23 PM
Seriously, I'm not a Catholic, but I'm quickly becoming a huge Pope Francis fan. If he doesn't get himself killed I think he might to a whole lot of good in the world.

/How did he become pope?
 
2013-05-16 01:23:28 PM
"...he then kissed his miniature giraffe and giggled like a schoolgirl."
 
2013-05-16 01:24:14 PM

PsyLord: I hope he didn't piss off too many people.  Better go check on the armor plating of his pope-mobile.


The current Pope doesn't use the pope mobile.

It appears that many of the people here blame the current Pope for the past Pope's failures

/not religious
 
2013-05-16 01:24:23 PM

phenn: Subby earns a slow clap for ridiculousness of the church. I was raised Catholic (much against my will) and was always told the clergy must take a vow of poverty. I've never seen any evidence to suggest they actually honor it.

With my sincere apologies to practicing Catholics, I despise the church and their hypocrisy.


We're all hypocrites.
 
2013-05-16 01:24:29 PM
it's like parents telling you not to smoke when you can smell the cig breath from them a mile away.

it's true ... don't smoke, but tough titty, im doing it.
 
2013-05-16 01:24:35 PM

MrSteve007: Here's the BBC article about his living quarters: "Pope Francis shuns grand apartment for two rooms"


Does that mean that the grand apartment is up for rent? I hear P-Diddy is looking for a Italian pied-a-terre.
 
2013-05-16 01:25:03 PM
Usain Bolt?
 
2013-05-16 01:25:28 PM

hobberwickey: Seriously, I'm not a Catholic, but I'm quickly becoming a huge Pope Francis fan. If he doesn't get himself killed I think he might to a whole lot of good in the world.

/How did he become pope?


me too.
 
2013-05-16 01:26:20 PM

Isitoveryet: Awesome.

his message needs to fall on every ear.

If you're religious then you know that's not your money in the first place, it's Gods money & everything you achieve is through his grace.


God's money?  Is that like monopoly money?
 
2013-05-16 01:26:36 PM

gadian: KatjaMouse: I thought he rejected the fancy shoes and some of the more formal vestments.

And he got rid of the gold throne.


No, he didn't get rid of it. You think he sold it and gave the money to the dioceses that are filling for bankruptcy protection so they don't have to pay the kids that were molested?
 
2013-05-16 01:27:58 PM

hobberwickey: Seriously, I'm not a Catholic, but I'm quickly becoming a huge Pope Francis fan. If he doesn't get himself killed I think he might to a whole lot of good in the world.

/How did he become pope?


THIS!
 
2013-05-16 01:29:05 PM

MrSteve007: xanadian: Isn't Pope Francis still living in that apartment or whatever the hell it's called?  Or did he finally move into the papal digs?

Pope Francis is staying in the communal residence, with the rest of the staff. This is his apartment:
[msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x401]

And this is his personal office:
[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]

He'll still use the grandiose Papal residence for meeting dignitaries, but he said he'd much rather live with the people he serves, eat in the cafeteria and be able to cook for himself in the kitchen.

/looks like he *is* practicing what he preaches.


I'd have to agree with you, he's been going against the grain on a lot of things since being elected and I love it cause he's pissing off traditionalist Catholics in the church...
 
2013-05-16 01:29:07 PM
Subby may be thinking of the last Pope.
 
2013-05-16 01:29:10 PM

johnny_vegas: phenn: Subby earns a slow clap for ridiculousness of the church. I was raised Catholic (much against my will) and was always told the clergy must take a vow of poverty. I've never seen any evidence to suggest they actually honor it.

With my sincere apologies to practicing Catholics, I despise the church and their hypocrisy.

priests don't take vows of poverty...that is probably why you didn't see it.

/now chastity.......


Yep, the overall Catholic church has no vow of poverty - however the sect that Pope Francis is a Jesuit, which does vow poverty and service.
 
2013-05-16 01:30:18 PM
So many people either trolling, or unaware of what Francis has been upto.

I'm a huge critic of anyone who believes in religion, especially the organized kind. But Francis is at least attempting to do something different, including giving away his money, doing away with the extravagence of the Papal quarters, and FTA it *seems* like he was ranting at the church as well as the proverbial moneylenders.

Still not going to condone the Catholic Church or their actions (or inactions) but at least this guy is trying to do something different.
 
2013-05-16 01:30:31 PM
Emporer Popeltine was all about the gaudy opulence. This guy seems to have to lightened up.

Still confused about the whole indulgences for money thing however.
 
2013-05-16 01:32:23 PM

hobberwickey: Seriously, I'm not a Catholic, but I'm quickly becoming a huge Pope Francis fan. If he doesn't get himself killed I think he might to a whole lot of good in the world.

/How did he become pope?


Actually after he gave away his money to charity instead of giving the employees a 'new pope bonus' I was certain someone was going to off him.

Or at least break his legs.
 
2013-05-16 01:33:34 PM

mjones73: MrSteve007: xanadian: Isn't Pope Francis still living in that apartment or whatever the hell it's called?  Or did he finally move into the papal digs?

Pope Francis is staying in the communal residence, with the rest of the staff. This is his apartment:
[msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x401]

And this is his personal office:
[news.bbcimg.co.uk image 464x261]

He'll still use the grandiose Papal residence for meeting dignitaries, but he said he'd much rather live with the people he serves, eat in the cafeteria and be able to cook for himself in the kitchen.

/looks like he *is* practicing what he preaches.

I'd have to agree with you, he's been going against the grain on a lot of things since being elected and I love it cause he's pissing off traditionalist Catholics in the church...


He still seems pretty anti-gay and anti-women's rights (from what I've seen), but hey, you can't build Rome in a day.

... Or something like that.
 
2013-05-16 01:35:08 PM

Thisbymaster: Was the a joke? Or have you never heard of Dubai? Or just about any corporation? They are all may times more opulent then the church.


I've never seen a CEO sitting on a golden throne weighed down with golden jewelry in a massive cathedral. Talking about the virtues of poverty, no less. If the pope just rode around in his expensive popemobile blasting gregorian chants and lived in a mansion it wouldn't be quite so bad.

MrSteve007: looks like he *is* practicing what he preaches.


He makes a good figurehead for such a greedy organization, but it doesn't change anything about the organization itself. The catholic church has always been concerned with material gain and power over everything else. I don't think he could possibly change it now, without destroying the entire thing first and starting fresh.
 
2013-05-16 01:35:28 PM
Does he have a tiny giraffe? Opulence, does he has it?
 
2013-05-16 01:35:57 PM

johnny_vegas: phenn: Subby earns a slow clap for ridiculousness of the church. I was raised Catholic (much against my will) and was always told the clergy must take a vow of poverty. I've never seen any evidence to suggest they actually honor it.

With my sincere apologies to practicing Catholics, I despise the church and their hypocrisy.

priests don't take vows of poverty...that is probably why you didn't see it.

/now chastity.......


As a former altar boy, I can assure you the vow of chastity is a load of crap.

/Ducks and runs

Snark aside, I really like Francis version 1.0. As a non-Christian, I can respect that the guy walks the walk as best he can. I don't blame the current pope for having all the gold stuff, land, and art from the Renaissance as long as he is promoting it for public use (like museums and digitizing archives - both of which are currently happening). The fact that the church is treating the stuff as an insight into history rather than as a necessity for day to day operations speaks volumes. Personally, I hope the current Pontiff puts in 30-40 years on the throne because the church NEEDS it.
 
2013-05-16 01:36:20 PM

degenerate-afro: PsyLord: I hope he didn't piss off too many people.  Better go check on the armor plating of his pope-mobile.

The current Pope doesn't use the pope mobile.

It appears that many of the people here blame the current Pope for the past Pope's failures

/not religious


Some people around here are going to hate on him no matter what he says or does. Kind of like a reverse tea party/obama thing.
 
2013-05-16 01:36:26 PM
The Catholic Church is the Titanic and Pope Francis took the wheel as the hull was starting to crack after hitting the iceberg.

It's still going down (metaphorically), but I think Francis has the best chance of making the wreck be not quite as bad as it otherwise would have been.


// I like my metaphors like I like my drinks - well mixed and filled with fruit.
 
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