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1 posted on 03/14/2013 1:39:29 PM PDT by marshmallow
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2 posted on 03/14/2013 1:40:10 PM PDT by marshmallow (.)
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Naturally enough, the media is scrutinising the new Pope’s life in order to understand his personality. spin, prevaricate, manipulate, distort, dissemble, and deceive about him.
3 posted on 03/14/2013 1:41:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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I’m kind of surprised that no pope chose the name Francis until now.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 1:52:40 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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“So our new Pope has two significant saintly traditions attached to him: simplicity and renewal of the Church from its tendency to worldliness – and the longing to bring the good news of Christ to the far corners of the earth.”

From the actions and homily of his first days (see link below) - I think these are both correct. After reading his homily and his humbleness - I already really like this guy!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2996908/posts


6 posted on 03/14/2013 1:56:00 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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“What’s in a name?”

I don’t know, but in high school, I was pretty impressed by Brother Frederick Anthony. “FA” had taught school on the south side of Philly and apparently in a reform school, too. He was an RN, so he knew just how long and hard to hold onto your nose until it got black & blue without any residual gangrene. He whacked me in the head a time or two with one of those huge Biology books when I wasn’t paying attention.

“Isn’t that right?”

“Yes”

“What’s right?”

“What you said.”

WHACK

He was proud of showing off his Bermuda shorts under his cassock (?), sort of a plaid pattern.


8 posted on 03/14/2013 1:56:08 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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St. Francis of Assisi has always had a good advertising campaign.

But the Pope is a Jesuit...and I'm pretty certain he took his name to recognize St. Francis Xavier.

I went to an all girl Catholic High School. Every year, a Jesuit Priest came to the school and lectured us for three days.

A very moralistic lecture it was...to the extreme. I went home and destryoyed all my patent leather shoes. (Every old Catholic girl will remember that one.)

9 posted on 03/14/2013 2:00:24 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Wll the gays and nuns march together to Rome?? Both groups drive us nuts. We have lost our right to peace and quiet.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 2:01:30 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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St. Francis Borgia became the Superior General of the Jesuits, and in that position, he sent missionaries all over the world.

Many people think that the newly elevated Pope took his Papal name from St. Francis of Assisi, but that would make little sense, especially in light of his Jesuit origins.

St. Francis Borgia is a very interesting choice in and of itself, and while it was not at all the same story as St. Francis of Assisi, still many people can draw inspiration in a different and unique way.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 2:22:58 PM PDT by alloysteel (Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.)
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Pope Francis – What’s in a Name?
Pope Francis Warns Church Could Become 'Compassionate NGO'
Jesuits Surprised that First of Their Brethren is Elected Pope
World Jewish Congress head praises Pope Francis (Jewish-Catholic ties "best in 2,000 years")
How Summorum Pontificum was blocked and trampled on in Buenos Aires
Slaves of the Immac. Heart of Mary Profess Our Filial Submission to Pope Francis (Catholic Caucus)
Gay Advocacy Groups Rush to Demonize Pope Francis
Traditionalists and Pope Francis: Can We Take a Deep Breath and Please Calm Down?
What I would have said at the Consistory: An interview with Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio
Pope Francis Offers His Second Blessing to Pregnant Mom, Unborn Baby
Cdl. Bergoglio's Lenten Letter, 2013
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17 posted on 03/18/2013 4:24:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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