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Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:48:00 AM »
VATICAN CITY Taking the chef completely by surprise, Pope Francis unexpectedly showed up to eat with the Vatican's blue-collar workers at their cafeteria in the tiny city-state's "industrial park."

"He showed up, got his tray, silverware, he stood in line and we served him," the cafeteria's chef, Franco Paini, told Vatican Radio on Friday.

He acted "normally, like the humblest of the workers," Paini said, his voice still trembling from the thrill. "Please forgive me, I'm still excited, you know?"
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He got a plate of pasta without sauce; a portion of cod; a whole wheat roll; some "au gratin" vegetables; a few French fries; an apple; and a bottle of spring water -- but not the fizzy, bubbly kind, witnessed reported.
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 09:52:39 AM »
I like what you did there  8)
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 02:27:04 AM »
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 07:09:22 AM »
Pasta without sauce? Well arent we the ascetic.

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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 06:25:06 PM »
I would have gotten some marinara sauce, but that's just me.

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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 06:28:25 PM »
Pasta without sauce? Well arent we the ascetic.

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He could have heart problems ... but then why the French Fries?
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 06:44:05 PM »
Pasta without sauce? Well arent we the ascetic.

PP
More like IS OUTRAGE! Papal pasta deserves sauce made with the finest San Marzano tomatoes!
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 07:19:09 PM »
Pasta without sauce? Well arent we the ascetic.

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More like IS OUTRAGE! Papal pasta deserves sauce made with the finest San Marzano tomatoes!

Tomato sauce made the old fashioned way ... not from jars.

Pesto sauce is also great.
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2014, 07:19:45 PM »
I would have gotten some marinara sauce, but that's just me.

He wears a white cassock.  Anyone who has ever worn one knows what a pain in the neck those are to keep clean.  

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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2014, 07:23:36 PM »
I would have gotten some marinara sauce, but that's just me.

He wears a white cassock.  Anyone who has ever worn one knows what a pain in the neck those are to keep clean.  

Yes, always looking for red spots can be a pain in the neck.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2014, 07:47:40 PM »
I think it would have been refreshing, a little pasta sauce to show his humanity, just like this kid. :angel:
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2014, 07:53:16 PM »
I think it would have been refreshing, a little pasta sauce to show his humanity, just like this kid. :angel:


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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2014, 08:22:39 PM »
I think it would have been refreshing, a little pasta sauce to show his humanity, just like this kid. :angel:


I'm sure he'll do it, too.  Never waste a good photo op. 

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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2014, 09:18:54 PM »
Pasta without sauce? Well arent we the ascetic.

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More like IS OUTRAGE! Papal pasta deserves sauce made with the finest San Marzano tomatoes!

Tomato sauce made the old fashioned way ... not from jars.

Pesto sauce is also great.
Haven't had pesto in a while. But I do like making my own tomato sauce. Fresh everything of course works best.
How old fashioned is old fashioned? Is a blender allowed?
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2014, 09:48:12 PM »
I am glad to see that the leader of the Catholic Church conducts himself humbly.

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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2014, 09:50:19 PM »
Hopefully the food was better than at university cafeterias. :P

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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2014, 09:51:44 PM »
Hopefully the food was better than at university cafeterias. :P

Oh, don't remind me of my life in Catholic university dorms. The food was awful ... fast food ... moldy food too.

Lord have mercy, and the prices we had to pay for that outrageous food.
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The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2014, 09:59:32 PM »
I'm sure he'll do it, too.  Never waste a good photo op. 

Why do you persecute this righteous man?
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Re: Pope reveals himself to be a Cafeteria Catholic
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2014, 10:32:06 PM »
I'm sure he'll do it, too.  Never waste a good photo op. 

Why do you persecute this righteous man?

Compared to his own subjects, I'm practically his BFF.