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(The American Conservative)   Pregnant single woman writes letter to Pope Francis asking for advice. Cool: Pope calls her cell phone, reassures her that she'll be fine, offers to list himself as the child's father   (theamericanconservative.com) divider line 41
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GBB
2013-09-06 07:29:44 AM  
11 votes:

oryx: If you've lost hope and cannot cope, don't mope, don't reach for a rope, don't be a dope, write to the Pope.


northbynotwest.com
2013-09-06 08:17:34 AM  
10 votes:

MyNameIsMofuga: He called her a whore as soon as they hung up.


I seriously doubt that he thought she needed a prostitute at this time.
2013-09-06 07:04:56 AM  
8 votes:
Hes pretty cool...for a Pope and all

I heard hes jammin with Tool on their next album
2013-09-06 07:43:36 AM  
6 votes:
You know what other mother claimed the head of the church as the father of her child.
2013-09-06 07:10:04 AM  
5 votes:

GDubDub: Popiest Pope that ever Poped?


Dopest Pope who ever Poped
2013-09-06 07:30:24 AM  
4 votes:
The Vatican will shortly release a statement clarifying that the mother is still going to hell.
2013-09-06 07:23:39 AM  
4 votes:
Take him up on it, lady, then hit the Vatican up for child support.
2013-09-06 07:19:40 AM  
4 votes:
If you've lost hope and cannot cope, don't mope, don't reach for a rope, don't be a dope, write to the Pope.
2013-09-06 10:00:04 AM  
3 votes:

GoldDude: That's a nice first impact.
If he wants to make one that would help her more immediately, he should offer to phone the father of the child, and if necessary the WIFE of the father of the child.  I bet the "cad" might reconsider his position on child support (and discretion).


That would be the damn funniest phone call ever.

"Hello, is this Joyce? Hi Joyce, this is Pope Francis. Hey, I wanted to just give you a heads up. I got a call from your husband's secretary, and apparently he's been dipping his pen in the company ink well if you know what I mean. You may want to put that dog on a short leash for a while. Anyhoo, I told the secretary she's kosher with the big guy, but your husband has got some 'splainin' to do."
2013-09-06 08:46:27 AM  
3 votes:

thecpt: elffster: Hes pretty cool...for a Pope and all

I heard hes jammin with Tool on their next album

I think that would cause a schism among catholics.

Anyways, I hear this guy is a righteous dude.


Do the sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads all adore him?

/too vague ?
2013-09-06 07:18:48 AM  
3 votes:
He called her a whore as soon as they hung up.
2013-09-06 09:06:44 AM  
2 votes:
My favorite Pope:
blog.zap2it.com

...but Pope Francis is currently in second place.
2013-09-06 08:55:28 AM  
2 votes:

capt.hollister: I just checked the original article in Italian. What Pope Francis really said is that if the mother cannot find a priest (ie a spiritual father) to baptize her child, he will do it himself.  Nothing about actual fatherhood


That's actually even cooler.

Teacher in school: "Little Jimmy, did Father O'Malley baptize you"
Jimmy:  "Hell no!  I was baptized by the freaking Pope!"
2013-09-06 08:43:32 AM  
2 votes:

Tallman: Confirmed atheist here, but I'll say this -- Francis walks the walk when it comes to shepherding his flock. Inasmuch as the point of the church is to provide succor to it's members, he's doing a marvelous job of modeling that as it's titular head (if only more Christians were like him!). Good for him, for comforting a random woman who is in what she sees as a bad situation and reached out to him in her distress.


Never seen an atheist confirmation... what's it like?
2013-09-06 08:38:58 AM  
2 votes:
Boy, this is the nicest Catholic hate thread ever.

/yay good pope
2013-09-06 07:42:02 AM  
2 votes:
Parent / Teacher conferences are going to be a bit awkward....
2013-09-06 07:25:46 AM  
2 votes:
He just trying to recruit.

He's simply doing it better than some of the old guard.
2013-09-06 07:13:49 AM  
2 votes:
The pope does a lot of work with single mothers.  Just helping them get their start of course.
2013-09-06 07:10:05 AM  
2 votes:

elffster: Hes pretty cool...for a Pope and all

I heard hes jammin with Tool on their next album


I think that would cause a schism among catholics.

Anyways, I hear this guy is a righteous dude.
2013-09-06 01:30:59 PM  
1 votes:
So between this, statements about atheists and talking with the Jews and his stance on gays, we're forced to ask:

Is the Pope Catholic?
2013-09-06 11:51:39 AM  
1 votes:

elffster: Hes pretty cool...for a Pope and all

I heard hes jammin with Tool on their next album


The duet he did with Trent Reznor doing a cover of Johnny Cash's classic song Hurt was simply off the chain
2013-09-06 10:59:43 AM  
1 votes:

cosmiquemuffin: He's POPETASTIC


This guy is automatic
He's systematic
He's hydromatic
Why, he's Pope lightning!
2013-09-06 09:40:52 AM  
1 votes:

jakrabit: Tallman: Confirmed atheist here, but I'll say this -- Francis walks the walk when it comes to shepherding his flock. Inasmuch as the point of the church is to provide succor to it's members, he's doing a marvelous job of modeling that as it's titular head (if only more Christians were like him!). Good for him, for comforting a random woman who is in what she sees as a bad situation and reached out to him in her distress.

Never seen an atheist confirmation... what's it like?


There's a lot of alcohol involved.
2013-09-06 09:26:32 AM  
1 votes:

digitalrain: If you believe that God is a loving god, and if you believe that He gave us free will, then that also includes the freedom NOT
to believe in Him. I think that God is more concerned about us being decent to one another than He is about whether or not
we are paying lip service.


You sound like a Unitarian Universalist.  WHICH MEANS YOU'RE GOING TO HELL, HEATHEN.
2013-09-06 08:57:38 AM  
1 votes:

ThisIsntMe: grokca: You know what other mother claimed the head of the church as the father of her child.

Saint Peter had a wife?


Well, he did have a mother in law, which sort of implies some things.
2013-09-06 08:55:28 AM  
1 votes:

jakrabit: Tallman: Confirmed atheist here, but I'll say this -- Francis walks the walk when it comes to shepherding his flock. Inasmuch as the point of the church is to provide succor to it's members, he's doing a marvelous job of modeling that as it's titular head (if only more Christians were like him!). Good for him, for comforting a random woman who is in what she sees as a bad situation and reached out to him in her distress.

Never seen an atheist confirmation... what's it like?


Read a religious text,  apply critical thinking skills, then say "yeah, no".

It's a pretty easy process, save that some of those texts can be a very dry read. For those who want a little more ceremony or challenge, you can read the texts in their original language before applying critical thinking skills to them.
2013-09-06 08:44:32 AM  
1 votes:
It was a phone call... so how'd the press find out?
If she alerted the media, hasn't she already proven herself to be a bit unreliable...?

/would this pope (or his staff) rat her out if that call never happened?
//fyi for those that didn't rtfa, the pope -didn't- say put me on the birth certificate. Instead, he (allegedly) told her "I am convinced that you will not have trouble finding a spiritual father, but if not, know that there is always me." - obvs not the same as offering child support, etc.
2013-09-06 08:37:26 AM  
1 votes:

grokca: You know what other mother claimed the head of the church as the father of her child.


Saint Peter had a wife?
2013-09-06 08:33:12 AM  
1 votes:
How long until he starts asking financial questions and has a sudden, mysterious death?
2013-09-06 08:28:45 AM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: It's funny to see people find out what the Jesuits are all about.


I'm still shaking my head wondering WTF the college was thinking and what their intent was when they chose a Jesuit as pope. I bet heads were spinning faster than the generators at Hoover Damn when they found out who was chosen.

Hell.....I half expected Ignatius himself to rise from the grave and cheer.
2013-09-06 08:25:05 AM  
1 votes:

GoldDude: That's a nice first impact.
If he wants to make one that would help her more immediately, he should offer to phone the father of the child, and if necessary the WIFE of the father of the child.  I bet the "cad" might reconsider his position on child support (and discretion).


I would love to hear the phone call to the dad. "Hello, this is Pope Francis, and I know you have been a very bad boy..."
2013-09-06 08:23:09 AM  
1 votes:

squibbits: We'll see how cool he is when he gets the bill for child support.


LowbrowDeluxe: Take him up on it, lady, then hit the Vatican up for child support.


I was thinking that too... but he said "I am convinced that you will not have trouble finding a spiritual father, but if not, know that there is always me."

So, guess not.
2013-09-06 08:22:39 AM  
1 votes:

digitalrain: If you believe that God is a loving god, and if you believe that He gave us free will, then that also includes the freedom NOT
to believe in Him. I think that God is more concerned about us being decent to one another than He is about whether or not
we are paying lip service.


What is His word on partying on, dudes?

/sorry, have bill & ted on the brain
2013-09-06 08:19:31 AM  
1 votes:
That's a nice first impact.
If he wants to make one that would help her more immediately, he should offer to phone the father of the child, and if necessary the WIFE of the father of the child.  I bet the "cad" might reconsider his position on child support (and discretion).
2013-09-06 08:13:22 AM  
1 votes:

Tallman: Confirmed atheist here, but I'll say this -- Francis walks the walk when it comes to shepherding his flock. Inasmuch as the point of the church is to provide succor to it's members, he's doing a marvelous job of modeling that as it's titular head (if only more Christians were like him!). Good for him, for comforting a random woman who is in what she sees as a bad situation and reached out to him in her distress.


For some reason, I have the weirdest boner...

/Anyone remember that Simpsons episode where Krusty has a segment dedicated to words that aren't dirty but sound like they are?
//This Pope is pretty dope.
2013-09-06 07:58:55 AM  
1 votes:
I demand a paternity test!
2013-09-06 07:46:28 AM  
1 votes:
Best. Pope. Ever.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-06 07:44:58 AM  
1 votes:
He wouldn't be the first Pope with kids.
2013-09-06 07:40:41 AM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: I like this Pope a lot more than the previous one.


blogs.telegraph.co.uk : 2 + 2 = 10

www.themorningnews.org : 2 + 2 = 9

Me too
2013-09-06 07:23:41 AM  
1 votes:
We'll see how cool he is when he gets the bill for child support.
2013-09-06 07:12:14 AM  
1 votes:
Good Morning!

Is this the Pope-Tart thread?

/Window seat
//This is a Pope I could have a beer with
 
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