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)