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Posted on 05/21/2013 6:30:35 AM PDT by markomalley
Is Pope Francis an exorcist?
The question has been swirling ever since Francis laid his hands Sunday on the head of a young man after celebrating Mass in St. Peter's Square. The young man heaved deeply a half-dozen times, convulsed and shook, and then slumped in his wheelchair as Francis prayed over him.
Fueling the speculation is Francis' obsession with the devil, a frequent subject of his homilies.
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Love the title from the scoffing class.
Pope Francis - America needs exorcism!
My thoughts exactly. Satan is a real individual motivated by pure malignant evil. We are lucky that we are facing one of his lesser followers today - one who is also motivated by pure malignant evil, but much less intelligent and energetic than the real thing.
Apparently this stupid reporter doesn’t understand that we are at war with the devil and his minions. If Pope Francis helped this person then God bless him for doing his job. The battle is on.
Pope Francis is, IMHO, spot on with his focusing on Satan and his effects on humanity. He recognizes the source of many of the world's problems. Not that all evils come from Satan or his minions, but many of them certainly do.
I have been impressed from the beginning with his focus on the servant nature of Jesus and our responsibility to care for the poor among us.
I focused on the same thing. The AP seems amused that the Pope is “obsessed with Satan.” In their world, where only the ignorant and unenlightened believe in the Devil, the Pope should be more focused on advocating amnesty and World Socialism.
When posting in a non-English language - unless the phrase is very well, e.g. “adios” - include an English translation.
That is the only area in which Obama works against Satan - no sane person can look at Obama’s works and doubt the existence of the Father of All Lies.
Yet folks deny that the enemy is for real.
Hell and the devil fell out of favor after WWII, because of the liberal embrace of religious ecumenism, mirroring the European sentiment that “differences between peoples result in war”, so that these differences should be erased.
Yes, they got both of those things wrong.
Some of the more repugnant outgrowths included moral relativism, socialist-religious liberation theology, and the Judeo-Christian adoption of Asiatic and even pagan religious theories, along with the dismissal of their most important theological concepts.
Thus the idea of Hell and the devil, as a perpetual symbol of evil and the enemy of God, Heaven and mankind, was a barrier to creating a more generic world. There could be no evil or enemies.
Oddly enough, a comic in The New Yorker said it best, with an ornate picture of two great open doors at the Vatican, with a book carrying demon walking through, as two Cardinals looked on disapprovingly, with one commenting, “I think this ecumenism has gone too far.”
“The Devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist.” Or something like that.
you did so well that you even got a wrist slap from the bureaucrats!
The greatest trick the Moderators ever pulled was convincing the us that they don’t exist.
People don’t realize that Jesus talks about hell more in the Bible than he talks about heaven.
Count them, my priest did one day when he was bored on a flight.
hell, Ghenna, Sheol, Hades, netherworld, underworld, etc. lots of names for hell.
For what it’s worth:
You are still a Catholic; the marks of Baptism and Confirmation will never go away. They are permanent. You will be identified as a Catholic at the moment of your death.
Please find a priest and sit down and talk with him. Get your questions answered.
We welcome you back at anytime.
“Francis’ obsession with the devil”
An obsession is a preoccupation that completely takes over a persons thoughts. An obsession is considered a psychological disease as in “obsessive-compulsive disorder.” The implication is that someone who is obsessed is delusional and incapable of rational, intelligent thought or action because he is so fixated on the object of this obsession.
Pope Francis is right to be concerned about evil in the world. The attacks on Pope Francis and the dishonest accusation that he has an “obsession with the devil” indicates that the author either is either unable to understand the meaning of words and use them correctly or that the author is evil.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day
“....our responsibility to care for the poor among us.”
We are already doing it. Where do you think much of our tax dollars go?
Do some volunteer work in an American social ministry and observe many of our “poor” driving SUVs, being overweight, living in air-conditioned apartments, watching cable TV, talking over cell phones, having kids from several different fathers and schedule their lives so as to visit various different social ministries and having no intention to look for work.
Our “poor” are not all parasites, but many are.