Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Pope Suggests You Take Some Time Off

Pope Benedict XVI, speaking from his summer palace in Castel Gondolfo, Italy, tells the faithful about the dangers of overwork:

Benedict quoted the saint as advising pontiffs to "watch out for the dangers of an excessive activity, whatever ... the job that you hold, because many jobs often lead to the 'hardening of the heart,' as well as 'suffering of the spirit, loss of intelligence.'"

"That warning is valid for every kind of work, even those involved in the governing of the church," 79-year-old Benedict said.

Well, you heard the man. I'm gonna take the day off and go get drunk.


Stephen Blackmoore said...

Huh. And here's me thinking there's no upside to Catholicism.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

" out for the dangers of an excessive activity..."

Huh. I've based my entire life on this maxim, and I'm not even Catholic.

Anonymous said...

I'm a good Catholic girl. Well, at least most of the time. Sounds like I deserve a vacation.

Chris Everheart said...

Sorry, guys, there's been a misunderstanding. This only applies to us Catholics. You Protestants, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Budists and Satanists have to pull doubles on Saturday and Sunday. But good news: your bishop/rabi/imam/swami/lama has promised to bring donuts. See you Monday!