Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Pope Francis to live in Vatican guesthouse, not papal apartments
cns ^ | March 26, 2013 | Cindy Wooden

Posted on 03/26/2013 11:48:33 AM PDT by NYer

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 161-177 next last

1 posted on 03/26/2013 11:48:33 AM PDT by NYer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 03/26/2013 11:48:52 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Why not a room at the Italian version of the Motel 6? This well-publicized poverty bit is beginning to look contrived and ridiculous.


3 posted on 03/26/2013 11:51:52 AM PDT by txrefugee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Our current POTUS could learn a lot from the new Pope.

But he and his family never will.


4 posted on 03/26/2013 11:51:54 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

I would do the same. I dearly loved living in the dorms at college. After growing up in a quiet home, it was heaven to have so many friends just down the hall. I hope this works out well for Pope Francis.


5 posted on 03/26/2013 11:53:17 AM PDT by married21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

I keep getting this mental picture of an ascetic monk.


6 posted on 03/26/2013 11:53:32 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
I don't know ... I'm trying to visualize/imagine this.

Here I am, a "plebe" so to speak, walking around and I meet what was once my Pope ... what do I do with the conflict of my thoughts ?

No offense, but is he now my Pope in law or something ?

7 posted on 03/26/2013 11:54:45 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

I`ll bet he`ll pay the rent, too.
What? No swimming pool, jacuzzi, weight room, pool table or continental breakfast?


8 posted on 03/26/2013 11:55:50 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
Although I appreciate his desire for simplicity, living away from his staff and working location seems like it would cause some difficulty. It would be like the President deciding he liked sleeping across the street at Blair House instead of in the White House.

The rooms all have telephones and access to an international satellite television system.

Since Vatican City is a separate country from Italy, wouldn't a set of rabbit ears be an "international television system"? :-)

9 posted on 03/26/2013 11:56:39 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

He’s the Jimmy Carter of the Vatican


10 posted on 03/26/2013 11:56:58 AM PDT by albie (s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #11 Removed by Moderator

Maybe let Benedict move back into the empty papal apartment.


12 posted on 03/26/2013 11:57:37 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: txrefugee
Why not a room at the Italian version of the Motel 6? This well-publicized poverty bit is beginning to look contrived and ridiculous.

Excessive humbleness can be another form of vanity. Especially PUBLIC humbleness.

13 posted on 03/26/2013 11:59:04 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: txrefugee
Why not a room at the Italian version of the Motel 6? This well-publicized poverty bit is beginning to look contrived and ridiculous.

He seems like my grandfather. No matter where he was sitting, even an uncomfortable folding chair, when someone offered him a better seat he would always say "No, I'm good right here." Sometimes we would have to make sure the comfy chair was the only one available when he came in.

14 posted on 03/26/2013 11:59:48 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: txrefugee

In the LA archdiocese, Cardinal Mahoney needed a whole house for himself, in his retirement, when he is not even doing anything, and after his scandals cost so much of our money.

by contrast, I think Francis’ inclination to be with other people, and use facilities that are already there and ready, is a welcome contrast.

Also, I suspect he will find out a lot about what is really going on at the Vatican in the dining hall. When I was working as an attorney, it was very enlightening to have lunch with the clerks and mail room people sometimes.


15 posted on 03/26/2013 12:00:06 PM PDT by married21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: FatherofFive

Ditto!


16 posted on 03/26/2013 12:00:29 PM PDT by mortal19440
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: txrefugee
Why not a room at the Italian version of the Motel 6? This well-publicized poverty bit is beginning to look contrived and ridiculous.

You wouldn't think that "well-publicized" and "poverty" would go together. My theory is that the unused funds are going towards even more publicity.

17 posted on 03/26/2013 12:00:33 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: albie
He’s the Jimmy Carter of the Vatican

I'm going to have to steal that.

18 posted on 03/26/2013 12:01:24 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: married21
I would do the same. I dearly loved living in the dorms at college. After growing up in a quiet home, it was heaven to have so many friends just down the hall. I hope this works out well for Pope Francis.

********************************

Interesting. I guess it's very possible that Pope Francis may be accustomed to having people around him, just as you said.

If he's happier where he is, I have no problem with this at all.

19 posted on 03/26/2013 12:03:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: PapaBear3625

Why not a room at the Italian version of the Motel 6? ....He didn’t want to cheat his kids from a $378,000 stay in Jamaica?...Oh, wait...


20 posted on 03/26/2013 12:06:26 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 161-177 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson