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Pope Francis Urges Protection Of Nature, Weak
http://apnews.myway.com/ ^ | March 19, 2013 | Nicole Winfield

Posted on 03/19/2013 6:50:54 AM PDT by Biggirl

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer; Worship
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholicchurch; popefrancis; vatican
God Bless Pope Francis!
1 posted on 03/19/2013 6:50:54 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

“Protect the environment”

OK... fine.. but hopefully we’re not going to hear him using the Papal pulpit to push a “climate change” agenda.


2 posted on 03/19/2013 6:54:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Biggirl

Just when true science refutes all the man made/caused climate change ....


3 posted on 03/19/2013 6:54:17 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ScottinVA

I do not think he will go and preach about global warming, rather it is living a life of simplcity.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 6:58:05 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ScottinVA

not a chance. the modern green movement is nature worshipping. Never believe the AP’s guesses that “this maps out his priorities”...<


5 posted on 03/19/2013 6:58:46 AM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Cronos

not convinced about this guy at all. read too much about Jesuit influence in behind-the-scenes world affairs....


6 posted on 03/19/2013 7:05:51 AM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: nevermorelenore

He is what I call a Papal hybred, a Jesuit with a Francisian spirituality.


7 posted on 03/19/2013 7:07:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

My understanding, as a Catholic, is that protecting nature is just being responsible stewards as individuals. Don’t trash things, recycle, hunt responsibly, etc.. It has nothing to do with Earth worshipping, man hating, environmentalists.


8 posted on 03/19/2013 7:17:18 AM PDT by grimalkin (A tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. - C.S. Lewis)
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To: grimalkin

I’m not Catholic but I agree about good stewardship being a Christian ideal.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, it’s taking care of God’s gifts and not taking them for granted. Using His gifts to help others or simply enjoying His vast creation for it’s beauty, all the while giving thanks.


10 posted on 03/19/2013 7:34:46 AM PDT by grimalkin (A tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. - C.S. Lewis)
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To: grimalkin

Its one of those basic common sense things. A man who destroys his own environment will be left with nothing. Its why shepherds rotate flocks and farmers rotate crops.


11 posted on 03/19/2013 7:43:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nevermorelenore
read too much

Read too much garbage, you mean.

12 posted on 03/19/2013 8:10:07 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Biggirl

It would be nice if he would also speak out for those who are suffering from being oppressed by the state (the envirowackos in power for example or those who tax business owners) but I Doubt that will happen.


13 posted on 03/19/2013 8:15:57 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Biggirl

It would be nice if he would also speak out for those who are suffering from being oppressed by the state (the envirowackos in power for example or those who tax business owners) but I Doubt that will happen.


14 posted on 03/19/2013 8:16:32 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Biggirl

Does that include children?


15 posted on 03/19/2013 8:18:01 AM PDT by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: TSgt

YES!


16 posted on 03/19/2013 8:20:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: what's up

He has just started. Give it time.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 8:20:38 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Do not see anything from his past to indicate that that message will change.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 8:30:13 AM PDT by what's up
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To: ScottinVA

OK... fine.. but hopefully we’re not going to hear him using the Papal pulpit to push a “climate change” agenda.

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NO, you won’t. What you will hear is the beauty of truth in how to care for God’s creation....not the distorted and counterfeit perspective given by the left (who I fully see as under the influence of satan).

PS: Satan’s most effective ploys have been to attempt to counterfeit the greatest truths and distort them in a vile manner. Marriage and HOW to care for the poor are some of the others.


19 posted on 03/19/2013 8:31:20 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m not Catholic but I agree about good stewardship being a Christian idea.

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Amen! You got it!! ;-)


20 posted on 03/19/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: SumProVita
I follow the ancient Catholic and ...

1) Most (sadly, not all) of us are more Christian 'conversationalists' than pagan, Gaia worshipping 'environmentalists.'

2) We are all about stewardship ... Holy See .. See of Peter .. the ultimate steward for the ultimate King!

And, today, St. Joseph, protect and pray for us!

21 posted on 03/19/2013 8:39:43 AM PDT by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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To: what's up

He did as cardinal often challenged the President of Argentina, a women president.


22 posted on 03/19/2013 8:47:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: nevermorelenore
not convinced about this guy at all. read too much about Jesuit influence in behind-the-scenes world affairs....

Right now I am researching the Jesuits of the late 1500s through to about 1800.

I can tell you that the real influence that they had was in the form of the spiritual and moral life. They were huge anti-Machiavellians. And, because they were so good at helping people with sticky moral issues they were tapped to be spiritual directors of Catholic monarchs, something that most of them were not happy to do but they did an excellent job. They also became the educational experts in Europe, in university and pre-university education.

Jesuits were lambasted because they were so good at what they did that the "media" at the time looked for all sorts of sinister activities to pin on them just like they do now.

Today, yes, their are liberal and authentic Jesuits. A liberal Jesuit is someone who has decided to do his own thing pushing social justice and liberation theology and they have a deep-seated antipathy towards men like our new Pope.

An authentic Jesuit is one who has fully studied the theology and philosophy of the neo-Thomists of the late 1500s and are a breed quite different from the liberals. The authentic Jesuit has the same kind of brain function as our Founding Fathers in that they believe in natural law.

So, when you read about the Jesuits keep this in mind. Pope Francis is not a liberal. He is authentic.

He is like a huge wrench thrown into the liberal camp.

23 posted on 03/19/2013 8:51:37 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: wideawake

The Jesuit controlled media lies to us. ;~)


24 posted on 03/19/2013 8:52:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Slyfox

Definitely great missionaries, explorers and teachers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Marquette


25 posted on 03/19/2013 8:55:55 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey

And, today, St. Joseph, protect and pray for us!

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Amen...and AMEN! ;-)

(God is just soooo GOOD!)


26 posted on 03/19/2013 8:57:14 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Biggirl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ7N9lM1OMA


27 posted on 03/19/2013 9:00:56 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Biggirl

On overreach of environmental policy?


28 posted on 03/19/2013 9:11:16 AM PDT by what's up
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To: Biggirl
This is the portion of his message they're commenting about :

The vocation of being a “protector”, however, is not just something involving us Christians alone; it also has a prior dimension which is simply human, involving everyone. It means protecting all creation, the beauty of the created world, as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us. It means respecting each of God’s creatures and respecting the environment in which we live. It means protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think about. It means caring for one another in our families: husbands and wives first protect one another, and then, as parents, they care for their children, and children themselves, in time, protect their parents. It means building sincere friendships in which we protect one another in trust, respect, and goodness. In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God’s gifts!

Whenever human beings fail to live up to this responsibility, whenever we fail to care for creation and for our brothers and sisters, the way is opened to destruction and hearts are hardened. Tragically, in every period of history there are “Herods” who plot death, wreak havoc, and mar the countenance of men and women.

Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be “protectors” of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. Let us not allow omens of destruction and death to accompany the advance of this world! But to be “protectors”, we also have to keep watch over ourselves! Let us not forget that hatred, envy and pride defile our lives! Being protectors, then, also means keeping watch over our emotions, over our hearts, because they are the seat of good and evil intentions: intentions that build up and tear down! We must not be afraid of goodness or even tenderness!

Here I would add one more thing: caring, protecting, demands goodness, it calls for a certain tenderness. In the Gospels, Saint Joseph appears as a strong and courageous man, a working man, yet in his heart we see great tenderness, which is not the virtue of the weak but rather a sign of strength of spirit and a capacity for concern, for compassion, for genuine openness to others, for love. We must not be afraid of goodness, of tenderness!

Anyone who thinks that's the green agenda or earth worship is working really hard to read that into his words.

29 posted on 03/19/2013 9:20:41 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey
And, today, St. Joseph, protect and pray for us!

Amen.

30 posted on 03/19/2013 10:27:40 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey
Whoops! ... meant to say:

"I follow the ancient Catholic faith and ..."

My apologies ....

Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. ;)

31 posted on 03/19/2013 10:59:14 AM PDT by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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To: Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey
Most of us are more Christian 'conversationalists'

Yes, we talk too much. And we're dyslexic conservationists ;-)

32 posted on 03/19/2013 2:23:33 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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33 posted on 03/24/2013 4:39:13 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Thank you, good Doctor, from saving me from msyelf. ;)


34 posted on 03/26/2013 8:11:14 AM PDT by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

Thank you, good Doctor, from saving me from msyelf. ;)


35 posted on 03/26/2013 8:11:56 AM PDT by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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