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Sobbing Chavez Pleads for Life at Catholic Mass in Home State
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 6 | Corina Pons and Jose Orozco

Posted on 04/06/2012 8:43:49 AM PDT by Cronos

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wiped tears from his face as he pleaded for life in his fight against an undisclosed cancer at a Catholic mass in his home state of Barinas.

... "If this was necessary, may it be welcome," Chavez said, who wore a white T-shirt under a blue and white track suit. "But I ask God to give me life, however painful. I can carry 100 crosses, your crown of thorns, but don't take me yet. I still have things to do."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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KEYWORDS: chavez; venezuala
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1 posted on 04/06/2012 8:44:00 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Then fully repent, Hugo, and prepare your heart for what is coming.


2 posted on 04/06/2012 8:45:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Cronos

May God grant him a repentant heart that he may find peace and joy in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, especially as we celebrate Jesus’ atonement for our sins this week.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 8:46:07 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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He’ll soon know what sulfur really smells like.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 8:47:43 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: Cronos

No comment. It’s Holy Week and Good Friday.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 8:49:00 AM PDT by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: 762X51

“He’s toast Jim” ~ (loose paraphrase of Star Trek)


6 posted on 04/06/2012 8:49:22 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cronos

The devil also believes ... and trembles.


7 posted on 04/06/2012 8:49:44 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Cronos
but don't take me yet. I still have things to do.
Like destroy Christianity, raze churches and put believers in prison.
8 posted on 04/06/2012 8:50:33 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: 762X51

“He’ll soon know what sulfur really smells like.”

Just what I was thinking. So what is a communist/atheist doing in church? Guess he was covering his bases.


9 posted on 04/06/2012 8:50:55 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Cronos
I still have things to do.

*******************************

I think you've done enough.

10 posted on 04/06/2012 8:51:53 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Cronos

Shove it up your smelly Obama, Chavez.

Say hello to dead Ted.

You’ll be in the same place.


11 posted on 04/06/2012 8:53:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ScottinVA
...and pack several thousand pair of flame-retardant full body undies ‘cause it's gonna be hot as hell where you're headed and eternity is forever.
That said, at some point you will be joined by...Oh, never mind!
12 posted on 04/06/2012 8:55:49 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: Cronos
I would never wish anyone dead.

However, Hugo, I do hope that Papa Possum is right and Simón Bolívar is waiting for the chance to kick your punk ass.

But Death comes even to Chávez;
        Castros, Ortegas fall,
and Simón, like Historia,
        is waiting for them all.

13 posted on 04/06/2012 8:56:54 AM PDT by ct_libertarian (W.W.J.G.D? What would John Galt do?)
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To: Cronos

Take him! Take him!


14 posted on 04/06/2012 8:58:00 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (Are you better off than you were $4 trillion ago?)
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To: Cronos

It smells like sulfur, Hugo. Definitely sulfur.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 8:58:36 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Cronos
Hugo must be smelling a whiff of sulphur.
16 posted on 04/06/2012 8:59:54 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Cronos

He’s lucky to have been permitted to live as long as he has.

Good riddance !


17 posted on 04/06/2012 9:00:37 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Cronos
No atheists in a foxhole. This is no different than a woman praying not to get aids while fornicating. Whose god is she praying to?

Right now would be a good time for the Church to excommunicate him,.... publicly,.....with lots of fanfare. Maybe Pelosi, Biden, Kerry and about a billion others would take notice.

18 posted on 04/06/2012 9:00:58 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Cronos

Sounds like Hugo may be on the clock!


19 posted on 04/06/2012 9:02:21 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Westbrook
May God grant him a repentant heart that he may find peace and joy in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, especially as we celebrate Jesus’ atonement for our sins this week.
It's never too late for any living person to truly (has to be truly) repent. Even someone who has led as despicable a life as this person has.
20 posted on 04/06/2012 9:03:08 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Cronos

I guess he is smelling the sulfur.

All that said, even at the last moment he will be forgiven if he has true repentence. But I’m not sure he’s capable of it.


21 posted on 04/06/2012 9:03:33 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Cronos

I hope he repents. Jesus died for his sins as well.


22 posted on 04/06/2012 9:04:43 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: chuckles
Right now would be a good time for the Church to excommunicate him...
That's public politics and has nothing to do with Chavez' private personal relationship with God... or lack of one.
23 posted on 04/06/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: I still care
But I’m not sure he’s capable of it.
Everyone is capable of it. That doesn't mean he will actually do it, but everyone is capable of it.
24 posted on 04/06/2012 9:06:04 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: chuckles
No atheists in a foxhole. This is no different than a woman praying not to get aids while fornicating. Whose god is she praying to?
Right now would be a good time for the Church to excommunicate him,.... publicly,.....with lots of fanfare. Maybe Pelosi, Biden, Kerry and about a billion others would take notice.

Correct although I hadn't thought of the woman praying NOT to get AIDS while fornicating. Horrible, though accurate, picture in my brain.

The others won't take notice. That's the irony of sin--NEVER "MY" fault. For some reason sin fogs the brains and leads people to think that THEY can get away with it. It's not all Satan's fault; we walk into sin with EYES OPEN, heart fully closed and locked.

25 posted on 04/06/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: I still care

I’m in tears myself...

......from laughter.


26 posted on 04/06/2012 9:08:34 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Cronos

VENGENCE IS MINE SAYETH THE LORD!

Rot in Hell with the rest of your dirty Communist F*** Buddies!


27 posted on 04/06/2012 9:10:10 AM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: Westbrook

Amen.

I wish cancer and its terrors on no one.

Chavez must, like the rest of us, work to cede our own will, away from our thoughts of self importance and our opinion about “all the things we have left to do”, and trust our God and His will.

Speaking to self, here, btw. :(


28 posted on 04/06/2012 9:10:25 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: Cronos
The commie atheist is praying to God for life?!

D@mn, now I have to get out my hypocrisy shovel and irony hose to clean up this mess.

29 posted on 04/06/2012 9:11:20 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Cronos

“In the face of a man’s death, a Christian never rejoices.”


30 posted on 04/06/2012 9:12:15 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Cronos

Genuine prayers that Mr Chavez repents and finds salvation.

It would be wise for him to make straight the paths that he made crooked during his period of ruling, while he still has the time. The “work that I(he) needs to do”, is to undo what he has done.

Again, may God grant him true repentance and a saving faith in Christ. Jesus came to seek the lost and the sinner. Who are we to act in any manner other than His example.


31 posted on 04/06/2012 9:14:29 AM PDT by dadgum (Overjoyed to be the Pariah.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I rejoice that this man has apparently remembered his Savior.


32 posted on 04/06/2012 9:16:19 AM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Cronos

this reminds me of the “obsolete man” episode of twilight zone, and hugo is fritz weaver.


33 posted on 04/06/2012 9:19:24 AM PDT by isom35
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To: Cronos
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wiped tears from his face as he pleaded for life in his fight against an undisclosed cancer

Why cry? You'll be with Marx in hell and you two can be buddies

34 posted on 04/06/2012 9:20:39 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Cronos

Let’s say he kicks the bucket before the fall election.
Any ideas what happens to Venezuela?
Who is next in chain of command, etc.?


35 posted on 04/06/2012 9:22:28 AM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Cronos

Praying he is truly repentent.


36 posted on 04/06/2012 9:23:27 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: FormerACLUmember

An Anglican priest once said that we are going to be surprised at some of the people we see in heaven. I understand that humans cannot know what has transpired between a man and God in the years or seconds before death. On this Good Friday, I pray that all men will choose everlasting life in the presence of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.....even Hugo Chavez....even me.


37 posted on 04/06/2012 9:25:53 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Cronos

“I still have things to do.”

things to do?

That is the best he can come up with?


38 posted on 04/06/2012 9:27:52 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: dadgum

Amen and in agreement!!


39 posted on 04/06/2012 9:31:13 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: muawiyah
“He’s toast Jim” ~ (loose paraphrase of Star Trek)

Sure, everyone remembers that line. How many people remember the line just before it?

"He's bread Jim."

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

40 posted on 04/06/2012 9:34:27 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Cronos

Seems to me, Chavez is the Disease and Cancer is the cure...


41 posted on 04/06/2012 9:34:27 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: RitaOK; samtheman

Praise the LORD!

Amen, sisters and brothers!

I led a despicable life before I found the Lord.

And nothing I have to do is as important as God’s will for me.

His purposes will be accomplished; with us or without us; because of us or in spite of us; we get to choose in which quadrant within those coordinates we want to be.


42 posted on 04/06/2012 9:35:36 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: samtheman
AMEN!

May we all be reminded of this truth, especially on this "Good Friday", which is only "good" because our Lord IS Good.

It is certainly NOT our "goodness" that can save us; it is only God's. And that is why on this Holy day the Son of God went to the cross, and there took upon Himself the "sins of the world", pouring out His life-blood as Atonement for those sins, so "that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have life everlasting."

May God send His Holy Spirit into the heart and mind of Hugo Chavez--and make of him the "new creation" only this Spirit-given "birth from above" can accomplish!

43 posted on 04/06/2012 9:36:00 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: Cronos

Stalinist’s know God?
If I were a religious man I’d say peace on his soul, but I wish he and his Komrades across our earth a nasty death at the heels of freedom and liberty.


44 posted on 04/06/2012 10:02:30 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Westbrook

“May God grant him a repentant heart that he may find peace and joy in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, especially as we celebrate Jesus’ atonement for our sins this week.”

Amen. Worse have been redeemed.


45 posted on 04/06/2012 10:03:55 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Hugo must be smelling a whiff of sulphur.”

Yep. But if he is going to turn to Christ he needs to turn from Lenin.


46 posted on 04/06/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Yes.


47 posted on 04/06/2012 10:07:21 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to support Willard. He is what he is.)
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To: Cronos

May God grant him repentence. May God have mercy on his soul In the Name of Jesus in the unity of the Holy Spriit, One God forever and ever. Amen


48 posted on 04/06/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Cronos

You know how the song goes: “...I can swear there ain’t no heaven but pray there ain’t no hell...”


49 posted on 04/06/2012 10:14:07 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: muawiyah
I read the whole article. It sounds terminal.

Hey Hugo, You infected your country with the Communist cancer. You get to realize what it is like to have your body destroyed by cancer itself.

50 posted on 04/06/2012 10:15:46 AM PDT by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
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