Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Pope Wears Prada

Pope Benedict XVI says bye bye to the traditional tailor and is now trying to be a new fashion icon... Pope wears Prada cassocks and Gucci sunglasses!! How ridiculous is that??
When you lack John Paul's natural charisma the only thing to do is get a new expensive wardrobe!!

I just recently learned about this and it keeps on surprising me how the biggest catholic symbol can be so vain when there's people dieing all over the world from extreme poverty!?!?!
No i'm not cynical i love some comfort and i love fashion but i'm no Pope, am i??
And what Pope Benedict XVI asks his lambs in Austria?!?! Pope says Europe is too materialistic and Europeans need to start to have more and more children!
I believe God is above all the materialistic stuff specially Prada shoes and colorful cassocks...

9 confessions:

SJ said...

Wow that's news I can understand why you are offended. Aren't religious leaders supposed to lead simple lives?

LeRoy Dissing said...

Actions speak louder than words - The pope is human but as leader of a multi-million people movement, I would hope he would at least be more outwardly consistent. To do otherwise, turns people away. Its a problem with many religions. Its just that the Catholic Church is one of the largest. Most within the church here in the USA do not agree with the church's stand on contraception. Having children without the means to support them, in my opinion, could be consider sinful.

lemonade said...

he he that is ridiculous!

lisa q. said...

don't they take a vow of poverty or something? that is too crazy!

Anonymous said...

Why not give the guy a break? He probably gets them for free, and anyway it's probably cheaper this way than getting them made specially, which is what previous popes did. If you put on fancy ceremonies in a fancy place like St. Peter's you can't wear blue jeans.

confessing7girl said...

@sj:last time i checked that what they were teaching at sunday's school!! maybe im just tooo old!!

@leroy: i couldnt agree more with u on that!! if people dont hv the money or the talent to be parents they just shouldnt be!!

@lemonade: exactly!!! :)

@lisa: yeah they r suppose to take a vow of poverty.... i dont know how they qualify the Prada shoes....?? humm i wonder...

@anonymous: if he wants a break he shouldnt hv become a Pope!! :) i see but thats exactly the contrary that we learn about religion!! to be closer to God u dont need fancy churches or Prada shoes!!!! or religion is just another industry!!?? thats what it sounds like now!!

mrsnesbitt said...

It all fits into the great picture doesn't it.....poverty is screaming out all over the world and yet money can be found for such important things! A bad example!

Aaron Cook said...

How ridiculous. What happened to the 'ole vow of poverty and leading a simple life thing?!

What a shoddy example to be giving. People all over the world are starving to death and/or living in extreme poverty and this guy is paying attention to what designer label he's wearing?! Pathetic.

Good post on it Confessing7Girl. :)

Shine on,
Aaron

confessing7girl said...

@mrsnesbitt:i was shocked with this news!! it took me by surprise!! im not saying he should be wearing old shoes with holes!! but PRADA!!!!??? its so not what religion is suppose to be!

@Aaron: i dont know what else to say besides this makes me sick!! that just reminded me the reason that i dont put my foot in a church in years!!