Pin-up Priests


Apparently a traditional calendar in Rome, Calendario Romano, features hunky Roman Catholic priests. Photographer Piero Pazzi shoots these sexy men of the cloth to raise money and awareness for the Vatican. Even though it’s been nicknamed the “Vatican Beefcake Calendar,” the Holy See doesn’t endorse it and pretty much turns a blind eye. Hey, money and women* lining up for church services – it’s a win-win situation!
File this in the category of “Things that make Jen both happy and sad at the same time” (with relevant facebook groups here and here).

Unfortunately the calendar is already sold out. Darn. Guess we’ll have to stick to the Skepchick and Skepdude calendars (if they ever announce when they’re coming out!).

EDIT: Apparently there are Mormon pin-up calendars too (thanks Jake). Yowza, maybe that’s why they can only wear dorky short sleeve dress shirts and ties – to cover up their six packs. Oh, and I love how the female calendar, while sexy as hell, still manages to stereotype all women as mothers who are great at baking. Who occasionally pose seductively. Mind. Exploding.

*Shhh, let’s not mention the gays, or they may stop publishing this.
(Via Carnal Nation)

Comments

  1. Vanessa says

    Maybe I would go to church still if I had a hot priest! Although, Catholic priests aren’t allowed to get married, or have sex, so I guess it’s not really an issue…

  2. Vanessa says

    Maybe I would go to church still if I had a hot priest! Although, Catholic priests aren't allowed to get married, or have sex, so I guess it's not really an issue…

  3. says

    I was wondering about the Skepchick and Skepdude calendars too; last year they came out around August or something, I think. I guess there won’t be a 2010 one.

  4. says

    I was wondering about the Skepchick and Skepdude calendars too; last year they came out around August or something, I think. I guess there won't be a 2010 one.

  5. says

    I’m pretty sure I saw one of these in Rome a few weeks ago, btw. I’m actually going back to Rome tomorrow – to see the Vatican Museum, no less – so I’ll keep a lookout!

  6. says

    I'm pretty sure I saw one of these in Rome a few weeks ago, btw. I'm actually going back to Rome tomorrow – to see the Vatican Museum, no less – so I'll keep a lookout!

  7. Anonymous says

    I found it interesting how very, very creepy I found the priest pin up. I don’t see an objective reason – I do find them attractive, and don’t have a fetish about uniforms either way; I enjoyed the firefighter and UPS men calendars. I think it must be some early conditioning from Catholic school. It gave me the heebie-jeebies. MaryLynne

  8. Anonymous says

    I found it interesting how very, very creepy I found the priest pin up. I don't see an objective reason – I do find them attractive, and don't have a fetish about uniforms either way; I enjoyed the firefighter and UPS men calendars. I think it must be some early conditioning from Catholic school. It gave me the heebie-jeebies.

    MaryLynne

  9. Anonymous says

    Oh my…just saw the story on tv…the first one, I presume Mr.January, can take my confession anytime…and I am not even catholic.

  10. Anonymous says

    Oh my…just saw the story on tv…the first one, I presume Mr.January, can take my confession anytime…and I am not even catholic.

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