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Drugs, alcohol and sex: why the Jesuits like Tom Waits

At last the Vatican has found a rock oddball who embodies the softer side of Christianity. Even if Tom Waits’s songs, which include Dragging a Dead Priest, are sung in a rasping voice that seems to have been soaked in a whisky barrel, he has won over friends in the Jesuit order.

Barely a week after Pope Benedict XVI disclosed his dislike for the “prophets of pop” and Bob Dylan in particular, the Jesuits in Rome have embraced Waits as a Christian role model.

The (London) Times reports.

Posted by Cynthia on March 19, 2007 at 08:48 AM in Alcohol (miscellaneous), Drugs (miscellaneous), Italy, Music, Religion | Permalink