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1 posted on 03/16/2013 2:08:29 PM PDT by cothrige
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I’m a Protestant, but I’m pretty excited about this Pope.

2 posted on 03/16/2013 2:11:05 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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"No thank you, Monsignore," Pope Francis is reported to have replied. "You put it on instead. Carnival time is over!"

This comes from a legitimate news source, which makes it interesting, but it seems almost impossible to believe. Could the new pope have been this hostile and rude, both to his predecessor and Msgr. Marini? I wonder.

3 posted on 03/16/2013 2:11:50 PM PDT by cothrige
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The Rock of Rome.

11 posted on 03/16/2013 2:30:30 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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The mediaites hated Benedict, but they’re going to be shocked to see that they’ve actually ended up with somebody much stronger. BXVI was very committed to orthodox morality and doctrine, but he was so much of a scholar and a mystic that the folks at the Vatican and the secular world could run right over him. That’s why he resigned, because he knew we needed somebody stronger.

And Pope Francis is strong, uncompromising, and is really going to p.o. the press in a big way...

12 posted on 03/16/2013 2:31:22 PM PDT by livius
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You only had to look at the shocked faces of many of the courtiers when they suddenly realised the significance of what had happened and understood that it really was over.

I hope I live long enough to see something similar happen in the Washington, DC area.

14 posted on 03/16/2013 2:32:56 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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I am looking at that picture of His sweet open smile - and it is morphing from: Let Us Pray - to - Let Us Prey !

Go get em’ , Holy Father !

(I noted in a previous thread that I read someplace that he was known to be an ___-kicker. Very nice when combined with his obvious deep humility.)

33 posted on 03/16/2013 3:25:38 PM PDT by PraiseTheLord (economic civil war ?)
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Pope Francis' first moves hint at break with past

The title of this article makes people think that our Francis is just panting to break from "the past."

The lame streamers can't wait to find some crack in the armor and exploit it, even if they have to make it all up.

They either don't know what makes this guy tick or are afraid of what makes him tick.

Either way, we need to pray for him daily, like he asked us to do.

34 posted on 03/16/2013 3:33:05 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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Pope Francis [in his first homily] quoted French writer, Leon Bloy, “Whoever does not pray to God, prays to the devil.” Some of Bloy's other quotes:
"This place stinks of God!"
"Any Christian who is not a hero is a pig."
And my personal favorite:
"The only mistake in life is not to become a saint."
I would need some confirmation, though, before I'd believe this post from the BBC, but for Pope Francis to quote [the direct] Leon Bloy from the get-go, was interesting. Here's more on Bloy:
Bloy was a remarkable French writer...who was responsible for the conversion in 1905 of the Maritains, Jacques and Raïssa. Bloy was, and is still, a much-neglected literary genius - neglected in part because of the vehemence of his writing, which seems to well up from a source as deep as some Old Testament prophet...
The following passage is from Jacques’ introduction to Léon Bloy: Pilgrim of the Absolute...
All his life he hated injustice, loved the poor and the forsaken, hoped - with what impatience! - for the revelation of God’s Glory... He ardently desired martyrdom, he thought himself destined to it, he expected it in the form of a bloody and extraordinary immolation that was refused him... --Jacques Maritain

37 posted on 03/16/2013 4:05:45 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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Pope Francis has a big, happy, confident smile. He may be humble, but he’s not a doormat. Things (and people) are going to go his way or the highway, in my opinion.

41 posted on 03/16/2013 4:57:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Another Catholic Pope! It must be some kind of conspiracy!" ~Homer_J_Simpson)
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The Carnival is Over
42 posted on 03/16/2013 5:08:27 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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59 posted on 03/21/2013 7:33:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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