Can A Baseball Cap Save The Catholic Church?

It looks like the Catholic Church could be heading in a stylish new direction after the Pope was featured on TMZ recently for wearing a white baseball cap as he hung out in style at the Vatican. That's right. The Pope. Featured on TMZ for something other than being tackled by a crazed protester.

Who would have thought that there would be some kind of upside to all the recent scandal that has been oozing out of the Catholic Church like pustulent sores on a bedridden patient. Ten years ago, almost nobody would have cared if the Pope was seen dressing in pineapples and doing the hula, but it would seem that today scandal has finally gotten the mainstream gossip media to pay attention to the controversial religious figure.

And perhaps they're right. The Pope gets a great deal of flak for all sorts of things ranging from the Inquisition to more recent scandals involving the abuse of innocents, but even his greatest detractors can hardly deny that he knows how to rock white robes and a cap in a way that few other men could pull off. In a way, its made him more relevant than ever. I'm predicting a possible duet with Justin Bieber at some point in the future.

But it's not just the pope who has been reaching out via the medium of baseball cappery. A brief search revealed that the Dalai Lama has also worn a baseball cap on occasions predating the Pope's wearing of his baseball cap.

From this we can extrapolate one of two things. Either the Dalai Lama and the Pope have been getting together on their weekends off and sharing fashion tips, or religion is about to get utterly fabulous as the Dalai Lama and Pope attempt to one up each other with accessories to their traditional outfits. I predict a new kind of fashion jihad, a war in which nobody dies, but in which religious fashions become more and more glamorous until one or all religious leaders can no longer walk without an entourage to help keep their outfit together.

Lady Gaga would probably play a pivotal role in this new religious war, alternately dressing keepers of various faiths in Miss Piggy outfits or Kermit dresses as the occasion suited. If it really came down to it, the world could be treated to a Zoolander style walk-off between Pope Benedict and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, two men who already push the fashion envelope by wearing dresses wherever they go.

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