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Pope Francis: A Disappointment for Catholics Who Don't Like Being Catholic
American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2013 | Drew Belsky

Posted on 03/14/2013 7:35:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

How can we tell that the conclave made a good decision in elevating Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy? Exhibit A (through at least D): liberals are annoyed. But leftists' problems with Pope Francis, well-emblazoned as they were within hours of the announcement, reveal some crucial truths about the Church that even many Catholics are loath to confront.

When it came to Benedict XVI, the willfully uninformed chattering class had a field day -- rather, a field eight years -- with the thoroughly discredited "Nazi pope" meme. (We might call noted luminary and theologian Susan Sarandon the "Nazi ambassadrix" in this effort.) In the same vein, media outlets in all corners are itching to label the new Holy Father, and despisers of the office may find purchase in Francis's hard-line -- or, to put it more accurately, quite Catholic -- stance on "gay rights" and homosexual acts.

The caviling has already started. Indeed, as Saint Peter's Square erupted with applause, and as the newly elected Pope Francis gave his first address to the Catholic faithful, Cavan Sieczkowski of the Huffington Post was already flexing his fingers for the first of a procession of disappointed jeremiads. "Pope Francis Against Gay Marriage, Gay Adoption," Sieczkowski's headline blared, with the new pontiff's vestments still settling on his shoulders. He quotes GLAAD President Herndon Graddick, who decries a "Catholic hierarchy ... in need of desperate reform."

There's more to this lashing out than just "Francis the Homophobe." From the parade of hand-wringing gay activists in Sieczkowski's piece to the aggrieved commentators at Mother Jones, what really dismays the dismayed is the inflexibility not just of Francis, but of the Church herself.

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


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholicism; cinos; popefrancis; religiousleft; romancatholicism

1 posted on 03/14/2013 7:35:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

its good the conclave acts in a manner true to its teachings...too effing bad the GOP on Capital Hill does not...


2 posted on 03/14/2013 7:44:36 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do the homos and aborto-fiends care?

They have a majority of all the other church denominations in their filthy pockets.

The reason is that, with the Left, it’s all or nothing. They won’t be happy until all denominations, all organizations, and all people bow before their pantheon of ideologies.

According to Scripture, soon they will find their high, holy anti-Christ priest.


3 posted on 03/14/2013 7:49:15 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like the Conclave chose very well. As Whittaker Chambers said: “Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt Does”.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: God luvs America

> its good the conclave acts in a manner true to its teachings.

I’ll believe that when vocal, public pro-homo, pro-abort politicians who call themselves Catholic are denied participation in the Eucharist.

They can start with Plugs Biden when he goes to the Vatican next week.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 7:51:00 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

I am really interested to see if Biden will receive communion next week at the installation mass.

It saddens me that our political representative is a man who is CINO and uses his “catholicism” to lead people astray... that is evil. In the end however, I have faith in God’s justice and His mercy.

Pope Francis is evidence that the wisdom of the Holy Spirit is far superior in picking the Bishop of Rome than the low information American voter is in picking a president.


6 posted on 03/14/2013 8:08:45 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: SeekAndFind

And so it begins..... sigh.

Well, Jesus did say that the world would hate us and that has been proven true over and over again.


7 posted on 03/14/2013 8:09:02 AM PDT by diamond6 (Need scientific proof of God? Check out: http://www.magisreasonfaith.org/)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Or in other words:

"throw a rock into a herd of pigs and the one that squeals loudest is likely the one you hit"

CC

8 posted on 03/14/2013 8:09:04 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Hey liberals, what part of "unalienable" don't you understand?)
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To: SeekAndFind
< i>A Disappointment for Catholics Who Don't Like Being Catholic

Like Democratic congressmen and a portion of the Supreme Court.

9 posted on 03/14/2013 8:13:10 AM PDT by Starstruck (I need a 30 round magazine because liberal whine gives me a buzz.)
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To: Starstruck

Blew that post didn’t you.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 8:14:31 AM PDT by Starstruck (I need a 30 round magazine because liberal whine gives me a buzz.)
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To: SeekAndFind
liberals are annoyed

Liberals are happiest when they are annoyed. They'd have very little to live for if they weren't somehow identified with some kind of cause that creates "outrage."

Being annoyed refreshes them and nourishes their perverted minds.

11 posted on 03/14/2013 8:20:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Don’t know what he’ll do with that embarrassment of a VEEP we have, but the Pope IS Catholic. He’s had dealings with the Argentinian Gov’t.

From Wikipedia:
“. . . Bergoglio, in addition to commenting on social problems, exhorted “legislators, heads of government, and health professionals” to act according to Catholic principles regarding abortion and other issues and said that “people cannot receive Holy Communion and at the same time ... [commit] serious crimes against life and family. This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals”.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 8:25:53 AM PDT by stanne
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To: God luvs America

Fortunately, Cardinals are not elected via popular vote of the membership of the Church. As long as Popes select the Cardinals the Church should remain conservative and true to its faith.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 8:36:54 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Westbrook
They have a majority of all the other church denominations in their filthy pockets.

This, I believe, is the reason Catholicism has lasted as long as it has. Catholics have always had a Pope, a father for the church, someone who commands everyone below him to follow the Lord's word. There are plenty of examples throughout history of Popes who let the flock astray, but Catholicism's strength is through its leadership, IMO.

The homosexual lobbies want us to capitulate on allowing women into the priesthood, allowing priests to marry, even disbanding the hierarchy, but in reality, the reason for Catholic success through millenia is that we've stood by these principles.

I don't take it personally when people lambaste my faith for some black sheep. They point and say, "See! If you let priest's marry, they'd never molest children," and to that, I say that in the grand scheme of things, with millions of followers around the world, a handful or dirty dozen homosexual pederasts are bound to wiggle into the priesthood. The overwhelming majority of priests are pious, upright men whose faith is greater than mine could ever be.

I will continue to pray for our new Pope. By all observations, he appears to be a strong, traditional Catholic who will lead the church further into the future in adherence to our 2,000 year history.

14 posted on 03/14/2013 8:39:45 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Many of our Protestant brothers and sisters have learned painful lessons in recent years about what happens when you try and run your Church as a democracy.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 8:42:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’m not sure if the Roman Catholic church has been running itself much differently from Protestant churches.


16 posted on 03/14/2013 8:46:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Well I am hopeful. If the homosexuals are against him, that’s a BIG plus. Gives me hope that maybe the majority of the Cardinals are not homosexuals-because I can’t believe they would have elected ‘the enemy’. Lets hope he cleans the church of these abominatons-they are not legitimate clergy anyway. Francis’s first impression was that of a strong, solid, no-nonsense man. He looked like a soldier standing there-reminded me of those images of Patton. I hope so, we need a soldier to save the Church from perversion-and the world from Islam


17 posted on 03/14/2013 9:08:25 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: ClearBlueSky

his first tweet pretty must pissed off the homosexuals and the homosexuals /enablers of the MSM.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 9:12:48 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

The fact that the left is ranting and raving is a good sign that the pope may actually be a Christian.


19 posted on 03/14/2013 9:22:00 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: ravenwolf

RE: a good sign that the pope may actually be a Christian.

You’ve just opened a new can of worms with that remark.

Some people will take it to mean that there could be Popes who are not Christian...


20 posted on 03/14/2013 9:25:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Some people will take it to mean that there could be Popes who are not Christian...


Yeah, uh, well....


21 posted on 03/14/2013 9:29:44 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: SeekAndFind
I’m not sure if the Roman Catholic church has been running itself much differently from Protestant churches.

At least we don't get entire towns in an uproar dividing over whether or not to fire the Pastor.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 9:32:45 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
I had email from my Catholic friend who (is an American who) lives in France and goes to some kind of conferences at the Vatican frequently. She is pleased and I told her that I wish our POTUS would take note at how humble the new Pope seems to be....paid his own hotel bill.

She also said she thinks there are good surprises in the future. Whatever that means.

23 posted on 03/14/2013 9:37:30 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Are you casting stones?


24 posted on 03/14/2013 9:41:04 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for post, good article at the link.


25 posted on 03/14/2013 10:09:44 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: SeekAndFind

26 posted on 03/14/2013 10:14:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: longfellowsmuse
"I am really interested to see if Biden will receive communion next week at the installation mass."

A test of the Pope's convictions.

27 posted on 03/14/2013 2:59:31 PM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: SeekAndFind
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28 posted on 03/18/2013 3:59:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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