Love the title from the scoffing class.
Pope Francis - America needs exorcism!
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.
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.”
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.
“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.
The only person Pope Francis is “obsessed with” is Jesus Christ and His Saving Power. Since Satan is the enemy of God and of His son, Jesus, it stands to reason that PF would also be antagonistic to Satan and his legions of followers.
This may be too difficut a concept for non-believers to appreciate or understand.
satan fears God and thus fears the pope calling on God, enough to flee!
And that scares the AP. Why?
Seeing this, will Obama ever meet the pope?
If you look at the video you can see that Pope Francis places his hands on the boy's head and prays inaudibly, and the boy gasps and exhales hard about 4 times. The whole thing takes about 5 seconds. That's it. Then Francis goes on greeting other people in the crowd.
You're right, Mt. Athos, nothing bizarre about it: every Baptism in fact includes an exorcism.
Thank God for the "normal Christianity" of Pope Francis.
Somebody explain the "strangeness" of AP, news.yahoo, and the Sun.
If you have the stomach for it, read some of the tweets to the Pope on Twitter. Then you might appreciate his “fixation” with Old Nick.
you mean he stablized his airway after the seizure?
Guy must have been a Lutheran.