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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a Profile
The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/13/13 | Francis X Rocca

Posted on 03/13/2013 1:18:21 PM PDT by marshmallow

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has had a growing reputation as a very spiritual man with a talent for pastoral leadership serving in a region with the largest number of the world’s Catholics.

Since 1998, he has been archbishop of Buenos Aires, where his style is low-key and close to the people.

He rides the bus, visits the poor, lives in a simple apartment and cooks his own meals. To many in Buenos Aires, he is known simply as “Father Jorge.”

He also has created new parishes, restructured the administrative offices, led pro-life initiatives and started new pastoral programs, such as a commission for divorcees. He co-presided over the 2001 Synod of Bishops and was elected to the synod council, so he is well-known to the world’s bishops.

The cardinal has also written books on spirituality and meditation and has been outspoken against abortion and same-sex marriages.

In 2010, when Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, Cardinal Bergoglio encouraged clergy across the country to tell Catholics to protest against the legislation because, if enacted, it could “seriously injure the family,” he said.

He also said adoption by same-sex couples would result in “depriving (children) of the human growth that God wanted them given by a father and a mother.”

(Excerpt) Read more at catholicherald.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: argentina; bergoglio; cardinal; catholic; francis; jorgebergoglio; pope; popefrancis; profile

1 posted on 03/13/2013 1:18:21 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Sounds like a good guy. I hope he turns out to be a great pope.


2 posted on 03/13/2013 1:21:18 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: marshmallow

The MSM is disappointed he isn’t Pope Obamus.

Too sad, too bad!


3 posted on 03/13/2013 1:21:34 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: marshmallow

I am thinking that he took the name of Francis to honor not just St. Francis of Assissi, but also Francis Suarez the great Jesuit who is the father of the philosophy of law.


4 posted on 03/13/2013 1:31:20 PM PDT by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: Slyfox

Any St. Francis will do :)


5 posted on 03/13/2013 1:33:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Well, well ...this is sure to cause some snarling, writhing, and gnashing of teeth in our fallen, evil world ...


6 posted on 03/13/2013 1:48:34 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Slyfox

He’s a Jesuit so I’d guess he’d want to honor St. Francis Xavier.


7 posted on 03/13/2013 1:57:18 PM PDT by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: marshmallow

Kind of an interesting read.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Bergoglio


8 posted on 03/13/2013 2:01:59 PM PDT by Patriot365
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To: pgkdan

I just finished a great biography on Francis Suarez. He was a holy man and part of the group that gave us St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius Loyola, etc. It will be interesting to see if his cause for sainthood will be opened.


9 posted on 03/13/2013 2:04:47 PM PDT by Slyfox (Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness -G Wash.)
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To: Slyfox

Francis Xavier also!


10 posted on 03/13/2013 2:05:03 PM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: marshmallow

Anyone fortunate enough to watch the full proceedings live from white smoke ‘til Francis spoke, will not likely forget it for some time. We were crying, dancing, cheering, and singing, and we weren’t even in Rome. :) It’s great to be Catholic. Pope Francis, we love you!


11 posted on 03/13/2013 2:10:52 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: goldstategop; Slyfox
Probably St. Francis Xavier, the great evangelizer of Asia.

Goa celebrates 500th birth anniversary of Saint Francis Xavier
More than 350 Catholics from Pakistan to India to venerate Saint Francis Xavier
St. Francis Xavier Against Archbishop Fitzgerald
St. Francis Xavier
Saint Francis Xavier - "Apostle Of The East"

And St. Francis Xavier was a Jesuit, to boot!

12 posted on 03/13/2013 2:12:32 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow; everyone

13 posted on 03/13/2013 2:19:43 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Wish he was younger.


14 posted on 03/13/2013 2:23:24 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: potlatch

Terrific pictures. Thank you.

Prayers up for Pope Francis I.


15 posted on 03/13/2013 2:28:45 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: traderrob6

We will pray then that he lives to be 120 and serves cogently to the day he dies.


16 posted on 03/13/2013 2:29:59 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: traderrob6

tr,
Conceivably, if he stayed in good health, he could serve for a decade. Not being a catholic, it’s not my call, but he seems a good choice and I hope he can straighten the ship while he is there.


17 posted on 03/13/2013 2:33:33 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: marshmallow

I am sure that the media will lament the fact that the Roman Catholic Church chose a Roman Catholic Bishop with Roman Catholic views and tenants to be the Roman Catholic Pope.

They would have prefered someone from outside the Church, who did not believe in the RC Church’s views had been the one selected to be the Bishop of Rome and senior to all others.


18 posted on 03/13/2013 2:40:21 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: bronxville

Thank you. The pictures meant a lot to me and I knew they would to others too. Prayers up for this good man.


19 posted on 03/13/2013 2:42:43 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: goldstategop

The MSM is disappointed he isn’t Pope Obamus. Too sad, too bad! Ha! Good one! lol!

20 posted on 03/13/2013 6:54:43 PM PDT by apro
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To: potlatch
- I thought you might like this one. :)
21 posted on 03/14/2013 12:43:18 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville

Oh how funny! Well, they are both in “the war of the stars” - so to speak!

Thanks for the laugh.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 3:46:29 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: marshmallow
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a Profile

23 posted on 03/17/2013 3:13:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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