“Frank’s For the Mammaries!” Sistine Chapel Now A Nursery!

[ Hey, if even Porsche can now lease the space to host corporate dinners there… ? ]



Feel free to breastfeed here, pope tells mothers in Sistine Chapel

VATICAN CITY Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:39pm EST

(Reuters) – Pope Francis baptized 33 infants in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told the mothers to feel free to breastfeed them if they cried or were hungry.

“You mothers give your children milk and even now, if they cry because they are hungry, breastfeed them, don’t worry,” he said, departing from his prepared text.

The written text of his homily had the phrase “give them milk,” but he changed it to use the Italian term “allattateli”, which means “breastfeed them,” and added that they should not hesitate.

As the 20 girls and 13 boys in the room famous for Michelangelo’s frescoes cried, Francis asked his listeners to remember poor mothers around the world, “too many, unfortunately, who cant give food to their children”.

Even before he read the homily, at least one mother was seen breastfeeding, perhaps recalling that the pope had used similar words to make mothers feel at ease before.

Baptism is the sacrament at which infants or converts are initiated into the Christian faith. Francis poured water on the foreheads of the infants as part of the ritual.

The Sistine Chapel, which Michelangelo painted in the 16th century, is the room where cardinals elect popes in secret conclaves. Francis was elected the first non-European pope in 1,300 there on March 13, 2013.

(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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6 comments on ““Frank’s For the Mammaries!” Sistine Chapel Now A Nursery!

  1. Is Pope Francis on a tear to demolish every last vestige of modesty, piety and propriety linked to our two thousand year old European Catholic inheritance? Has ANYONE informed him that the Vatican is not exactly a barrio or a third world flea market?

    Showcasing an intimate (and perfectly acceptable – BUT PRIVATE) maternal activity beneath the magnificent BIBLICAL ceiling that has looked down upon the election of Sainted Popes for centuries is an affront to moderation, public decency, the most elementary discretion and good manners.

    It would require very little expense and inconvenience for the Vatican to establish a temporary, VERY private “infant feeding enclosure,” both convenient and discrete, within a very short distance from the Sistine Chapel. That would still be unusual but hardly as inflammatory to Western culture as this latest “departure from prepared remarks” has now let loose.

    Are Saul Alinsky-ite provocateurs now employed in the Motel 6 in sunny Nuovo Roma to prepare “Stick-It” note editorial changes to Francis’ “prepared remarks” ?

  2. gpmtrad,
    you suggested …”It would require very little expense and inconvenience for the Vatican to establish a temporary, VERY private “infant feeding enclosure,” both convenient and discrete, within a very short distance from the Sistine Chapel. ”

    However, the key words that sink your proposal are …” a very short distance from the Sistine Chapel”.

    Remember, in today’s world, and apparently today’s Church, instant gratification is always to be both expected and required. If a person, or a baby, wants something, it must be NOW, right at this moment, no waiting, not even until the mother walks a few hundred meters to a special area.

    Modesty! What’s that?

    The idea of things being in the right place at the right time…why?

    I, and baby, want it now!

    Perhaps, as a friend of mine once said, this feeding on demand rule might actually be helping to establish bad habits for a growing child.

    Self control…no such thing.

    And how sad that our Pope is aiding and abetting this philosophy.

  3. Yeah, you’re prob’ly right.

    Having to get up with a squalling Juniper and actually WALK (imagine!) a few score yards to an enclosed (even a simple tent!) facility would DEFINITELY impose an “undue burden” on some teen- or 20-something airhead who’s only awareness of anything even remotely “supernatural” is what she picked up after her literacy tutor explained “Harry Potter” to her in a juvenile detention center.

    What was I thinking? I must have allowed my inner Pelagian to run amok, again.

  4. What else would you expect from this boob?

    • Let me know if you get any verification of the rumor that Hooters is investigating the possibility of opening a joint near the Motel 6 in sunny Nuovo Roma, where never is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day.

      “Rome, Rome is deranged!
      Where the Trads all get pole-axed each day,
      Where never is heard a pious, chaste word.
      And the bishops are often pro-g– …”

      First, our “Fearwess Weader” did his Paulo Sesto gig, followed by his Che Guevara shtick. And, now, he appears to be entering his Howard Stern “phase.” No wonder Huffpo and Elton John are having “mystical” experiences over him.

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