worlddan: I dunno subby, seems to me that that there Popemobile could hold a lot of change too.
12349876: Do those robes even have pockets? What about the undergarments?
mikewadestr: With Francis' rock star status it is going to be much harder for abused boys to get justice because it will make Francis look bad. The Catholic clergy must be doing cartwheels over him.
ornithopter: Of course, if you're the Pope, and you tell them to put a pocket in, they put a pocket in. The alb and cassock may or not be mail-order, as they're pretty standardized - he absolutely COULD get custom ones, but this Pope might well insist on not doing so. But any chasuble or cope used by the Pope is undoubtedly custom-made... most high-ceremony churches' and nearly all cathedrals' are, and the Vatican's are an order of magnitude fancier./worked for a guy who made high-end vestments for several years - not for the Pope himself, but for many churches and some cathedrals
Bonanza Jellybean: the vatican is stuffed with entrenched bureaucrats who weather whatever changes each pope tries to make
Dwight_Yeast: One of the reasons the Jesuits are much disliked by the other religious orders is they like to shake things up and don't take "Because we've always done it that way" as an acceptable answer
nickerj1: Dwight_Yeast: One of the reasons the Jesuits are much disliked by the other religious orders is they like to shake things up and don't take "Because we've always done it that way" as an acceptable answerLadies and gentlemen, this here is irony. To the MAX.The Jesuits are disliked by everyone because they use any means necessary to convert populations to hardline roman catholic. They are the poster child of "Keep doing the way we've always done it". They spear-headed the counter-reformation.What you see now with the pope is a PR campaign. Behind the scenes he's secretly planning how to convert the entire world to catholicism.
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