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Pope Francis: ‘There Can Be No Dialogue With the Prince of This World’
cns ^ | May 7, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 05/10/2013 5:29:06 AM PDT by NYer

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Pope Francis. (AP)

(CNSNews.com) – In his May 4 homily, Pope Francis stressed that Christians must follow Jesus and not listen to the deceptive “dialogue” of “the prince of this world,” the Devil, adding, “There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world: let this be clear!”

Pope Francis made his remarks during the Saturday Mass at the Saint Martha House, which is next to St. Peter’s basilica at the Vatican. As excerpted on Vatican Radio, the Pope said that “the spirit of the world hates” and that Christ “redeemed us from the power of the world, from the power of the Devil, from the power of the prince of this world.”

The origin of the hate we experience in this world, said the Pope, stems from the fact “that we are saved. It is that prince who does not want that we should have been saved, who hates.”

“There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world: Let this be clear!” said Pope Francis. “Today, dialogue is necessary among us humans, it is necessary for peace. … But with that prince, it is impossible to dialogue.”

The Pope continued, “’Only look,’ he will say, ‘just do this one small little scam … it is a small matter, nothing really.’ And so he begins to lead us on a road that is slightly off. This is a pious lie: ‘Do it, do it, do it, there is no problem,’ and it begins little by little, always – no?”

“Then [he says], ‘But … you’re good, you’re a good person – you [get away with] it,’” the Pope said. “It is flattering – and he softens us by flattery, and then we fall into the trap.”


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1 posted on 05/10/2013 5:29:06 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

This is a recurring theme, ping!


2 posted on 05/10/2013 5:29:46 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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To: NYer

AMEN!


3 posted on 05/10/2013 5:32:05 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NYer

I wondered why he hasn’t met with Obama yet.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 5:34:55 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: NYer

A Big Amen to that!


5 posted on 05/10/2013 5:35:34 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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This much I know is true! God Bless the Broken Road!


6 posted on 05/10/2013 5:36:24 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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Keep the Faith ... God Will Lead Us!
7 posted on 05/10/2013 5:37:18 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NYer

Saint Ignatius of Loyola must be really proud of Pope Francis.

I know I am.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 5:38:47 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: NYer
Reminds me of this passage from CS Lewis's Screwtape Letters...

"You will say that these are very small sins; and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness. But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy. It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."

9 posted on 05/10/2013 5:40:33 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: paterfamilias

He’s great! The first Jesuit worthy of the name I have seen in many a long year (ever since the US Jesuits went bonkers).


10 posted on 05/10/2013 5:47:40 AM PDT by livius
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To: NYer

And the next time Biden or Pelosi show up somewhere for communion?...


11 posted on 05/10/2013 5:48:50 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

http://www.myinstants.com/instant/rimshot/

Good one! Both funny and true at the same time.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 5:53:17 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: NYer

As a non-Catholic Christian, I’ve been really encouraged by what this guy has been saying. Very spot-on spiritual realities - not generic ‘be good people, peace, hope, love, kumbaya’.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 5:53:29 AM PDT by time4good
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

If you were the Pope would you want to meet the Anti-Christ? I wouldn’t.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 6:15:28 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: NYer

I am not a church goer but Pope Francis has my attention. He is winning me over.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 6:16:24 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: NYer

16 posted on 05/10/2013 6:18:25 AM PDT by CurlyBill
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To: NYer

I like this Pope! Plain spoken and to the point!


17 posted on 05/10/2013 6:22:25 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: NYer

These are welcome words indeed.

It could be argued, I think, that a revival of the Church is at hand.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 7:07:29 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Keep your eyes on Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.)
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To: NYer

**Pope Francis stressed that Christians must follow Jesus and not listen to the deceptive “dialogue” of “the prince of this world,” the Devil, adding, “There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world: let this be clear!”**

Amen and doble Amen!


19 posted on 05/10/2013 7:21:13 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

New tagline alert!


20 posted on 05/10/2013 7:38:42 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (“There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: NYer
(found Photoshop)


21 posted on 05/10/2013 7:42:58 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Salvation

Just BELIEVE!


22 posted on 05/10/2013 7:57:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Salvation

Oops

Amen and double Amen!


23 posted on 05/10/2013 7:59:30 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

AMEN!


24 posted on 05/10/2013 8:00:00 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: jsanders2001

Don’t know about the anti-Christ, but I have the feeling that this Pope, in his travels through life, has encountered the presence of the Evil one. He’s been face to face with it. He knows it and may well have been tested by it.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 8:15:03 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Albion Wilde

Great tagline! Beat me to it.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 10:53:00 AM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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