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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Too Pleased About Pope Francis on the Cover of Rolling Stone

01/30/2014 Comments (23)

There's a few reasons Catholics shouldn't get too psyched about Pope Francis being on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

7) It's not 1978. Look, at one point Rolling Stone was a huge cover which granted the imprimatur of cool to anyone on its cover. Those days aren't just gone. They're long gone. Their courting of irrelevance may have turned into a full embrace sometime around them putting Wilson Phillips on the cover. Or maybe it was Ricky Martin. But it was definitely already gone by the time they put Clay Aiken on the cover. Definitely.

 

6) There's a big story about Sting and Paul Simon in the same issue. I think AARP's magazine is also running the same feature.

 

5) Let's take a look at some recent covers the past few years.

 

So let's not get too excited now. K?

 

4) The last person to be called "Super Catholic" in the pages of Rolling Stone was Lady GaGa. Seriously.

 

3) Rolling Stone's understanding of Jesus and/or Christianity isn't exactly...accurate.

 

2) This guy.

 

1) The only place Rolling Stone is still found nowadays is under a 1997 issue of Highlights at your dentist's office. And nobody likes the dentist's office. Or Highlights.

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.