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1 posted on 04/25/2008 6:50:18 AM PDT by NYer
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An elderly woman who says she was cured of a fatal disease by Padre Pio walks in front of his Capucchin monastery at the San Giovanni Rotondo village in southern Italy April 23, 2008. (Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

2 posted on 04/25/2008 6:53:53 AM PDT by NYer (Jesus whom I know as my Redeemer cannot be less than God. - St. Athanasius)
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In the unlikely event of my canonization, I think I might prefer to remain entombed. Is there some sort of advanced directive?


4 posted on 04/25/2008 7:17:18 AM PDT by YCTHouston
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Once again Reuters displays it's utter lack of understanding of the Catholic faith.

...cult of Padre Pio...

Just because a group of people show respect and love for a saint that does not put them in a cult.

...the Catholic Church's saint-making process,...

Wrong again. A person becomes a saint through the grace of God, their faith and their love and devotion of the Lord. The Church simply recognizes their sainthood.

5 posted on 04/25/2008 7:28:07 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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“The economy of this southern town revolves around the cult of Padre Pio....”

CULT????!!!!! CULT?????!!!!!

You want CULT, - look to MOHAMMAD you atheist s.o.b.s at Rueters.

“However, he was dogged by accusations of fraud. A book last year suggested he was a self-harming man who might have used carbolic acid to cause his wounds. Church officials have denied he was a fake.”

Probably brought to you by the same people who said Christ arranged his own crucifixion (The same people who were telling us a few generations ago he never even existed).

10 posted on 04/25/2008 8:05:14 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: NYer

Nice post!

Great pics!


12 posted on 04/25/2008 8:10:48 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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Thanks for posting. I saw this on Italian news the other night...people have been lining up for days.

Video from San Giovanni Rotondo:

Padre Pio, fedeli per vedere la salma


Photos of the Faithful:

Migliaia di fedeli a San Giovanni Rotondo

Le facce dei fedeli

16 posted on 04/25/2008 9:08:39 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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Cult is not a bad word.

1566 “It is in the Eucharistic cult or in the Eucharistic assembly of the faithful (synaxis) that they exercise in a supreme degree their sacred office; there, acting in the person of Christ and proclaiming his mystery, they unite the votive offerings of the faithful to the sacrifice of Christ their head, and in the sacrifice of the Mass they make present again and apply, until the coming of the Lord, the unique sacrifice of the New Testament, that namely of Christ offering himself once for all a spotless victim to the Father.” From this unique sacrifice their whole priestly ministry draws its strength.

1378 Worship of the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord. “The Catholic Church has always offered and still offers to the sacrament of the Eucharist the cult of adoration, not only during Mass, but also outside of it, reserving the consecrated hosts with the utmost care, exposing them to the solemn veneration of the faithful, and carrying them in procession.”

cult - noun
1. a particular system of religious worship, esp. with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, esp. as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness cult.
3. the object of such devotion.
4. a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc.
5. Sociology. a group having a sacred ideology and a set of rites centering around their sacred symbols.


17 posted on 04/25/2008 9:18:10 AM PDT by Notwithstanding ("You are either with America in our time of need or you are not" - W? No, 'twas Sen. Hillary 9/12/01)
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However, he was dogged by accusations of fraud. A book last year suggested he was a self-harming man who might have used carbolic acid to cause his wounds. Church officials have denied he was a fake.

When my life is over, I will not miss "the accuser of the Bretheren." And on the off chance they perish before I do, I will dance in the streets.

31 posted on 04/25/2008 3:27:42 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (media is now a double-edged sword; it's no longer a billy-club in the hands of the big goons.)
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Thanks NYer,beautiful thread.Padre Pio pray for us.
Litany of the Saints-Matt Mahr’s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5B4U6k0qs4&feature=related
Litany of the Saints From John Paul II’s Funeral
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3iu9bwEfl4&feature=related


37 posted on 04/26/2008 8:02:10 AM PDT by fatima (Pray for our FRriend Jim founder of this forum.)
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padre pio


38 posted on 07/25/2011 5:33:43 PM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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