Skip to comments.Pope Francis & the poor
Posted on 03/18/2013 6:59:55 AM PDT by Edmunds mom
... Houselander concludes that the usual efforts at reform in the Church are useless. There are only two weapons against the worldly spirit which has possessed so many Catholics for so long, and they are Contemplation and visible, voluntary Poverty.
How prophetic, given that Rome now has a Pope Emeritus devoted to the former and a new Pope devoted to the latter. Pope Benedict voluntarily gave away his power to devote himself to a cloistered life of contemplation. And Pope Francis famously said after his election, How I would like a Church which is poor and for the poor.
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