Did Pope Francis Just Make It Ok To Cuss In Church?

After a pretty heavy post yesterday, I thought we could all use some levity today.

Everybody has a slip of the tongue every once in a while, right?

Sometimes on accident, sometimes on purpose, but at the end of the day, it’s not front page news.

Well, not everybody is the pope. Actually, just one of us is and while delivering his weekly blessing from the Vatican he dropped the biggest cuss word of them all. The one you’re really not supped to say.

(Don’t worry, the video is safe for work…unless everybody at work speaks Italian)

So this means we don’t have feel bad about cussing anymore, right?!

Not even in church!!

Alas, it is not to be.

As it turns out, according to this story from Slate, it was just a slip of the tongue. The Argentinian pope’s native language is, of course, Spanish and he was delivering this particular blessing in Italian. So it was just a mispronunciation of a foreign word.

But let’s be honest.

This is probably the greatest thing that has ever happened to every little Catholic boy and girl (and this guy) out there.

Because we all know that from now on, every time they get in trouble for saying a “no no” word, they’ve got the perfect get out of jail free card.

“But mommy, Pope Francis said a cuss word too…”

 

  • Anthony

    Thanks a lot, Zack. Now I have to repent for my complicity in the pope’s clear disregard for the second commandment.

    (too soon?)

  • http://Www.theirishatheist.wordpress.com/ The Irish Atheist

    Francis also strongly defended the Church’s handling of their child rapists, saying ‘no other organisation has been as transparent, but we’re the only ones attacked.’

    But something like that would never be likely to appear here.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26448075

  • Aunt Tasty

    Zack, why does everyone think you have to include everything, every time? :-)

  • NavVet

    Stupid post….. faccia di culo