April 11, 2017

The Pope's Laundromat — the Lavanderia di Papa Francesco.

6 washing machines and 6 dryers to be used — by poor people — for free. Free detergent and fabric softener too.

16 comments:

Jeff Teal said...

Six huh?my local capitalist one has 50 washers and 56 dryers.And six is the best that a priestly institution of 1700 years can do to assist their fellow ma live cleanly.What does this really say about SJW virtue signalling(nee claiming.)

Jeff Teal said...

Yeah that's it.It is truly not virtue signalling-it's virtue claiming.(and usually unearned).

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.

Paddy O said...

"Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: rinse up and wash!

Fernandinande said...

I pity people who have to launder their own money.

Tommy Duncan said...

Meanwhile in North Dakota:

With the snows melting in icy North Dakota, the mounds of frozen garbage left by far-left Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protestors are finally being cleared. What should the police find in all those acres of debris? A dead body, not surprisingly, nestled among all the garbage-barge-like flotsam and jetsam such Occupy-inspired campout protests always leave in their wake.

The body was of a California man who hung out at protests as an 'activist' and who had been reported missing by his stepbrother last October. It was found in the Cannonball River where it had been left among all the detritus of the protestors, apparently none of them particularly caring, yet all full of self-righteous virtuousness about saving the earth as their demonstration spun into chaos. That's right, they left a fellow protestor's dead body behind in a river but piously lectured the people of the North Dakota about the horrors of the Dakota Access Pipleline polluting some lake.

Fernandinande said...

Tommy Duncan said...
With the snows melting in icy North Dakota, the mounds of frozen garbage left by far-left Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protestors are finally being cleared.


I know that liberals have a reputation for leaving trash behind after they're done whining, but from the pictures the DAPL protestors are mostly Amerindians; they're much trashier than liberals, maybe even more-so than Mexicans.

As can be deduced by the cutesy writing, your article was from a semi-MSM source, and they can't afford to be honest about such things.

Etienne said...

When I went into a "laverie" in Belgium, I thought it was a bathroom.

I knew something was strange, because the sign was so big, but I think the people in there were confused about my expression upon entering.

You learn foreign languages slowly... :-)

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Big Mike said...

It might be the Pope's own laundromat and it might be in Rome, but I think we're going to revisit the tragedy of the commons all over again.

exiledonmainstreet said...
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exiledonmainstreet said...

This is just about the only constructive thing this Pope has done, as small as it is.

buwaya said...

"And six is the best that a priestly institution of 1700 years can do to assist their fellow man live cleanly."

The Catholic Church has innumerable local institutions that care for and support every category of the poor and afflicted. It is a truly enormous and ubiquitous network. And yes, these often include laundry facilities.

This is just a few homeless-specific outlets in San Francisco alone. There are dozens of other charitable outlets for other purposes.

10th & Mission Family Housing
Assisted Housing & Health
Derek Silva Community
Edith Witt Senior Community
Hazel Betsey Community
Homelessness Prevention
Leland House
Peter Claver Community
Rita da Cascia Community
SF Home
St. Joseph's Family Center
Star Community Home
Treasure Island Supportive Housing

mockturtle said...

Gee, how generous of the world's richest entity!

JackOfClubs said...

You know, a laundromat is one of the few things you can offer for free to the poor and be pretty sure that only poor people will take advantage of it. Interesting.

exiledonmainstreet said...

"The Catholic Church has innumerable local institutions that care for and support every category of the poor and afflicted. It is a truly enormous and ubiquitous network."

That is true.

After Katrina, the WSJ reported that the 2 most effective charities working to alleviate the distress of survivors were Catholic Charities in Louisiana and the Salvation Army in Mississippi. In both cases, they were able to work through their own network of churches to deliver help much more efficiently than the Red Cross -and with much lower overhead and administrative costs.