I’m a Protestant, but I’m pretty excited about this Pope.
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.
The Rock of Rome.
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...
I hope I live long enough to see something similar happen in the Washington, DC area.
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.)
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.
"This place stinks of God!"And my personal favorite:
"Any Christian who is not a hero is a pig."
"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 Gods 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
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.
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