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1 posted on 03/26/2013 11:48:33 AM PDT by NYer
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Ping!


2 posted on 03/26/2013 11:48:52 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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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
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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
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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
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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™)
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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)
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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.)
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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.)
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He’s the Jimmy Carter of the Vatican


10 posted on 03/26/2013 11:56:58 AM PDT by albie (s)
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Some dear Catholic Friends of mine were discussing this with me.

They LOVE Pope Francis...BUT they did not like Pope Benedict. When I asked them why not, they replied that Pope Benedict was “too strict”.

I offered the possibility, that sometimes children need to be disciplined, if the parents truly love them, and the correction is followed by loving affirmation. I suggested that perhaps Pope Benedict was the “spanking” and Pope Francis is the “Hug” that comes after.

Just a thought...


26 posted on 03/26/2013 12:13:25 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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After reading about him washing and kissing the feet of AIDS patients in Argentina, none of this comes as any kind of surprise. I mean, I don’t get the connection. These patients contracted an illness through a deliberate choice of behaviors they knew were risky. Then he goes and rewards them with the gift of the Catholic Church’s humility? It still seems to me we are dealing with a huge dose of “social justice” here, that’s not going to go away anytime soon, despite all of the whisperings to the contrary. Besides, maybe the guy just doesn’t do ghosts.


28 posted on 03/26/2013 12:14:13 PM PDT by 4Runner
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This is going to be a security challenge.


37 posted on 03/26/2013 12:29:39 PM PDT by wideawake
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... which is probably akin to using the Bentley instead of the Rolls....


41 posted on 03/26/2013 12:34:54 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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If he’s going to stick to his Jesuit vows while Pope, doesn’t he just about have to refuse any quarters better than te average or “norm”?
66 posted on 03/26/2013 1:11:27 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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What- 100 posts and nobody thinks this is a prudent move in light of the fact that the curia has had nearly a century to bug those papal apartments solid? I guess freepers have given up the tin foil for Lent!


111 posted on 03/26/2013 3:38:03 PM PDT by Eepsy
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A blogger has coined the term “Totalitarian Humility”. I humbly offer this: “Ostentatious Humility”.


118 posted on 03/26/2013 5:54:26 PM PDT by DumbestOx ("Where is everybody?" - Enrico Fermi, 1950)
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I am reserving comments, but most Jesuits out here in CA are liberal socialists.


133 posted on 03/26/2013 7:52:50 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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We knew a guy that was very humble too and he lived poorly intentionally. He gave up his pay as a Catholic schoolteacher, but at the same time, his best friend/brother (who was poor as a church mouse) was raising a family not making ends meet. Sometimes I think the desire to remain humble (or to make a point) can get in the way of common sense. Bottom line, though, I don’t care so much where the pope lives; I just pray he remains a holy and humble warrior for Christ.


137 posted on 03/26/2013 8:30:15 PM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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Please remove my distinctly un-humble comment. If you or the moderator have already suppressed it, I thank you.


146 posted on 03/27/2013 1:29:22 AM PDT by DumbestOx ("Where is everybody?" - Enrico Fermi, 1950)
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The more I hear about this guy, the more I think we’re going to like him.


154 posted on 03/27/2013 8:55:41 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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