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In First Diplomatic Address, Pope Francis Decries 'Tyranny of Relativism'
www.breitbart.com ^ | 3/23/2013 | Dr. Susan Berry

Posted on 03/23/2013 7:08:52 PM PDT by Viennacon

In his first address on the world’s affairs to diplomats accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis was very clear about one thing: no one should assume that because he is devoted to the poor and the goal of peace in the world, that he deviates from the substance of the message of his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

On Friday, the newly elected pontiff expressed serious concern for the “spiritual poverty” of the world as represented by a rejection of both God and objective standards of morality.

Borrowing a phrase from Benedict, Pope Francis told representatives from 180 nations that he rejects the “tyranny of relativism,” which, he said, “makes everyone his own criterion and endangers the coexistence of peoples.” Francis said that while he praised the efforts of those who “dedicate themselves to helping the sick, orphans, the homeless and all the marginalized,” he was equally concerned about the “spiritual poverty of our time, which afflicts the so-called richer countries particularly seriously.”

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: catholic; culture; morals; pope
Sounds good.
1 posted on 03/23/2013 7:08:52 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Ann Barnhardt to issue her rebuttal in 4,3,2,1.....


2 posted on 03/23/2013 7:12:09 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Viennacon

bttt


3 posted on 03/23/2013 7:15:07 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Joe 6-pack

What is her authority anyway? Why does she get text time here?


4 posted on 03/23/2013 7:16:04 PM PDT by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: Viennacon

Before the conclave I was a bit worried to see a major candidate (who is now known as Pope Francis) described as a ‘Compassionate Conservative.’ I now know that was merely the writings of an ignorant journalist and am very thankful for who is now Pontiff.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 7:20:28 PM PDT by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Ann Barnhardt to issue her rebuttal in 4,3,2,1.....

ROTFL!

6 posted on 03/23/2013 8:10:22 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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7 posted on 03/23/2013 9:36:55 PM PDT by narses
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Well, he made sure Biden and Pelosi got communion.

Great start indeed.


8 posted on 03/24/2013 8:31:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

And you know this - how?


9 posted on 03/24/2013 3:45:19 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: posterchild
What is her authority anyway? Why does she get text time here?

The Old Adversary.

10 posted on 03/24/2013 3:49:34 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: bronxville

Sheesh!

The Pope and his office knew Biden and Pelosi were coming to the Mass. Of a list of however many other weirdos might want to disrupt the Mass, their likenesses should have been made known to all of those distributing the Host.

But it wasn’t. And nothing happened. And nothing will happen.

Thus the “new” leader of a billion Catholics....

That’s inspirational?


11 posted on 03/24/2013 4:03:41 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: bronxville

It’s ok. onedoug’s a one-trick pony; Pelosi and Biden snuck in and got communion and that’s all that matters to him/her. Therefore, everything else about Pope Francis gets thrown out.


12 posted on 03/24/2013 4:13:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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