Really?... I mean, really?
Just in time for Christmas (and the unquenchable fires of hell), a calendar featuring Rome's "hottest" priests is being offered for sale on the newsstands of the Eternal City for the bargain price of €10.
Evidently, Italian photographer Piero Pazzi has been producing and selling "hot priest" calendars every year for the past decade.
Besides helping you to throw up a little in your mouth each day when you contemplate that the calendar on your wall objectifies and sexualizes men who have been ordained to save souls, the calendar (according to the photographer) is meant to be "a way for people to be better informed about the Vatican."
Ya know, kinda like the hot-rod and muscle car calendars are meant to inform people about the automotive industry and the women draped across the hoods of the cars in their bikinis are an integral part of the education.
A "hot priest" calendar is surely a better way to learn about the Church than something, say, like the Catechism. It all makes perfect sense!
Perfectly horrible sense...
I feel icky now. Happy Friday!