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November 23, 2005

The Pope Wears Prada, Too

Margoth on April 23, 2008 05:21 PM EST writes:
the red shose

there is more than just a fashion shoes. it is an statament of the great importance what the color represent than the words cannot tell.
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Carlos on April 12, 2008 04:04 AM EST writes:
You Guys Dont Get It!!!

umm u guys....havent u heard that the devil wears prada??? and NOW THE POPE IS WEARING PRADA....dont u think this is a sign?? seriously!!!!!
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RIGHT AMADAN on January 14, 2008 12:42 AM EST writes:
THE POPE'S DRESS SENSE

THIS PANDERING TO FASHION IS AN INDICATOR OF THE MAN'S HEART. BUT HE CAN WEAR PINK KNICKERS AND A FLRILLY TUTU FOR ALL THE DIFFERENCE IT WILL MAKE. HE STILL ALIENATES 1000S OF MODERATE CATHOLICS. HOPEFULLY THIS REIGN WILL BE BRIEF
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Fr. Ray Corbin on April 13, 2007 04:27 PM EST writes:
Popes pradas

They are a gift....along w/ everything else that is expensive. Most gifts he recieves go to charity. I agree wearing the gifts to poor nations is not good for PR! Would anyone turn down a custom pair of pradas???
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bentbow on August 29, 2006 12:35 PM EST writes:
the Pope's shoes

I would like to respectfully ask, does anyone know that the Pope bought the Prada shoes or Gucci sunglasses, and did not rather receive them as gifts? Not to mention a Mercedes; I am sure any of these companies would be thrilled to have the Supreme Pontiff wearing their stuff. Who is to say that each Pope was not being extremely thrifty in making use of these gifts - in a spirit, perhaps, of courteous ecumenism - instead of wasting money on a pair of shoes from Wal-Mart? Also, it seems to me silly to suggest that the Pope sell the priceless art treasures of the Vatican, which belong to the whole world, not to him, to pay for the faults of the corrupt Mexican government.
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Elane on August 9, 2006 12:15 AM EST writes:
What morals that could once be connected to the church have now been lost in a sea of paparazzi and designer clothing sales representatives. The Pope has been photographed wearing Segrengeti sunglasses, owns Prada loafers, listens to a specially engraved Apple Ipod and drives a Mercedes. Yet Catholicism is the choice religion of some of the poorest nations in the world. With 40% of its population living beneath the poverty line, Mexico is home to some of the poorest people in the northern hemisphere. Another interesting statistic, while the fact book is open, is that 89% of Mexicans are Roman Catholic, arguably the richest and most powerful church in the world. The high mortality rate of adult Mexicans, who, as Catholics, often have large families, has resulted in a massive sum of orphaned children. The consequential outcome is a dickens-esque nation where the orphans thieve, create vigilante movements and use violence to elude poverty and bereavement. Aside from hiring snipers to cull the children as they attempt to leave their cliff-side grottos in Mexico City, as the Mexican government has allegedly been doing, there is little they can do regarding the matter. But what of the church? What of the billions the Vatican possesses? Is the Vatican money too far tied up in oil stocks to help its own people? Vatican city, home to some of the most exorbitant works of art, is unable to hold out a helpful hand full of money to a third world county. To strip Vatican City of its masses of material objects would be of benefit to Catholics around the world. Yet of course, it would deprive the Pope of his lovely designer clothes, divest the tourists with their cameras of their lovely sceneries, and worst possibly of all it would rid the church of its optical supremacy. The heart of the church does not lie in these adornments.
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john grotto on April 15, 2006 11:13 PM EST writes:
to even compare john paul II to the new "benidict" seems strange to me. john paul was an honest contemplative at heart. he wore bono's sunglasses because he had a flair for modern "missionary" work. Benedict wears prada shoes because he likes them. personally, I temporaily excommunicated myself when "Benedict" took over. he was a legal pit bull, a "made man". john paul II, agree with him or disagree, was a good, respectable leader with as much an open mind as his faith allowed. "Benedict" only has as much faith as catholic law allows. his wearing of red prada shoes only speaks truth to his personal faith.
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Castor on March 21, 2006 04:54 PM EST writes:
misunderstood

You've misunderstood if you think Mancinelli si trendy. Talk to him sometime or go in his fitting room and look at the illustrations on the wall. He is as old-fashinoed as Gammarelli, just cheaper and quicker.
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lori on March 14, 2006 03:10 PM EST writes:
Red Hot Shoes - tradition!

I'm not even Catholic but felt compelled to reply to the statement made by Shua Jones Omar on 01/13/06. Shua, the red papal shoes are a tradition going back many centuries. Maybe a litte MORE research is in order.... True, it is somewhat shocking to see read shoes now as it was common for Pope John Paul II to wear brown shoes - by choice. And he is probably the only Pope you've known since birth being you're in college. I believe if you're going to criticize you might have to look at the church and it's traditions rather than the new Pope (individually) and mistaking the red shoes as some flagrant fashion or status statement. Pope John Paul II was the exception rather than the rule where the Popes of the past are concerned. It has not been common for the Pope to 'go without' as a general rule. Starving masses, humility, or whatever. But, depending on their adherance to tradition, this not the first nor will it be the last we see of hot red shoes!
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J Sol on December 22, 2005 03:24 AM EST writes:
I really dislike your take on this subject. I frankly loathe the rich, and I loathe people who waste money on expensive baubles. Who cares what his attitude is, he's a sheep if he spends large amounts of money on something as meaningless as his wardrobe.

There are people suffering in the world, why doesn't this pope sell his useless trappings for the sake of the meek at least. I am disqusted.
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Rita on December 11, 2005 02:39 PM EST writes:
The Pope's Red Shoes

I hope the story is true about the red shoes and the fancy sun glasses, but in these days of easy creative graphics it may just be a artistic humorous trick.


Thanks for the story, I love it. If its true, I'll like it even better and I may buy me some red shoes or maybe red boots.


Go Papa!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Patricia on December 8, 2005 06:15 AM EST writes:
The Pope's Red Shoes

As a devout Christian, I am concerned that the Pope is far too materialistic to be in his position. Not only is this an embarrassment for those of us who take humility very seriously, but it is also a flagrant free-will smakd in the face of our Lord. Shame is sometimes a good thing. Sincerely, Patricia
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mary beth crain on November 24, 2005 02:36 PM EST writes:
Diana: Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. It means a lot to know there are people out there who appreciate my humor. I will certainly continue to try to keep you laughing!
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Diana Hill on November 24, 2005 02:05 AM EST writes:
Tooo Funny!

I was bone tired from carving a huge Thanksgiving turkey for tomorrow's meal, so I thought I'd log on and see if there was any comic relief from Mary Beth Crain. Ohmygosh! Mary Beth really outdid herself. Her insightful lampooning appears so effortless. I really got a kick out of, "Red Hot Papa." Thanks Mary Beth. I still find the sight of old men in dresses disturbing, but as you stated, one thing at a time.
Sincerely,
Diana Hill
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