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Pope tells Catholics to shout 'Jesus' instead of 'Francis' (Ecumenical)
Catholic News Agency ^ | 05/21/2013 | Estefania Aguirre

Posted on 05/21/2013 9:56:20 AM PDT by Pyro7480

Pope Francis asked those gathered for the Pentecost Vigil Mass at the Vatican to chant Christ's name instead of his own, highlighting his role as Christ's vicar on earth.

"From now on no more 'Francis,' only 'Jesus,' alright?” he asked rhetorically during the Pentecost Vigil Mass said May 18 at Saint Peter's Square...."I want to hear you shout out 'Jesus, Jesus is Lord, and he is in our midst.'"

...The Pope told how his grandmother was the first to pass on the faith to him, and insisted that a person's faith begins through their family.

"I received my first Christian proclamation right from this woman, from my grandmother. That is something beautiful," he exclaimed.

"The first proclamation is in the home, within the family. This makes me think of the love of many mothers and so many grandmothers in the transmission of the faith," he said.

He told mothers to conscientiously transmit faith to their children, because "God puts people alongside us who help our journey of faith."

(Excerpt) Read more at catholicnewsagency.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Prayer; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; francis; jesus; papolatry; pope
Something that was missed in all the speculation over whether he "exorcized" someone or not this past weekend.
1 posted on 05/21/2013 9:56:20 AM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

I love this man!!!

Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever!!!


2 posted on 05/21/2013 9:58:57 AM PDT by diamond6 (Lord, please have mercy on us!)
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To: diamond6

So do I, so do I.


3 posted on 05/21/2013 10:06:06 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: mc5cents

Give it all to Jesus! Let it rain.


4 posted on 05/21/2013 10:13:11 AM PDT by shineon
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5 posted on 05/21/2013 10:14:32 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Pyro7480
"From now on no more 'Francis,' only 'Jesus,' alright?” he asked rhetorically during the Pentecost Vigil Mass said May 18 at Saint Peter's Square...."I want to hear you shout out 'Jesus, Jesus is Lord, and he is in our midst.'"

Wow! Something even Protestants can agree with.

6 posted on 05/21/2013 10:18:35 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: onyx

Bump


7 posted on 05/21/2013 10:19:38 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Pyro7480
"From now on no more 'Francis,' only 'Jesus,' alright?”

Wow! This man just might convert me with such statements! Good for him!

8 posted on 05/21/2013 10:19:53 AM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Pyro7480

I’m not RC, but Francis is a man of God.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 10:21:53 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan
I’m not RC, but Francis is a man of God.

Though many disagree, I believe that God looks upon the heart, not upon the form of worship.

10 posted on 05/21/2013 10:38:18 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Pyro7480

I like this guy,pointing towards Jesus and away from himself.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 10:44:42 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Pyro7480

I love this.


12 posted on 05/21/2013 11:13:53 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Pyro7480

Beautiful. Thank you for posting this, my FRiend.


13 posted on 05/21/2013 11:48:39 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Pyro7480

Which is basically the exact opposite of what Obama tells people to do xD


14 posted on 05/21/2013 11:55:01 AM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Pyro7480; a fool in paradise
So, from now on, it's gonna be: Lighten up... Francis Jesus?
15 posted on 05/21/2013 11:55:34 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Lady Heron

Yup.

(See my tagline.)


16 posted on 05/21/2013 11:59:32 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Pyro7480
"From now on no more 'Francis,' only 'Jesus,' alright?” he asked rhetorically during the Pentecost Vigil Mass said May 18 at Saint Peter's Square...."I want to hear you shout out 'Jesus, Jesus is Lord, and he is in our midst.'"

Interesting. Let's see if he does the same over chants of "Mary! Mary!"

17 posted on 05/21/2013 12:31:10 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Pyro7480

Maybe I’ve spent too much time on conspiracy websites but doesn’t anyone find this a bit foreboding? He has asked the people to replace his name with that of Jesus Christ. I’m sure they all pray to Jesus, so why must they chant his name when addressing Frances?


18 posted on 05/21/2013 12:35:29 PM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Pyro7480

That is down right Baptist of him.

Or many of the groups too.

I have never heard of a Catholic Church with a A-man corner. Could this be next.


19 posted on 05/21/2013 12:36:25 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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While I agree with the sentiment, I do not like that his comments reinforce the false idea that Catholics worship the Pope. Even though Catholics may chant Francis (although the chant is more likely “Viva la Papa”) it doesn’t mean those people worship the Pope as Lord.


20 posted on 05/21/2013 1:20:40 PM PDT by piusv
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To: piusv
While I agree with the sentiment, I do not like that his comments reinforce the false idea that Catholics worship the Pope. Even though Catholics may chant Francis (although the chant is more likely “Viva la Papa”) it doesn’t mean those people worship the Pope as Lord.

No one can say what is in the hearts of the chanters. I suspect that Pope Francis feels the ball is a little too close to the wrong endzone, and has decided to change plays to advance it towards the right goal line.

21 posted on 05/21/2013 2:02:50 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Pyro7480

A good Pope. The Holy Spirit gives us the right person at the right time.


22 posted on 05/21/2013 5:48:27 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Pyro7480; boatbums

A good Pope. The Holy Spirit gives us the right person at the right time.


23 posted on 05/21/2013 5:48:37 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: Alex Murphy
No one can say what is in the hearts of the chanters.

Correct, therefore we ought not to impute bad motives to them, lest we, ourselves, commit the sin of rash judgement. Saying that Pope Francis "feels the ball is too close to the wrong endzone" is trying to guess what's in his heart.

I don't think the Pope sees everyone around him as idolaters, the way some people who hate the Catholic church seem to. I think he would find that attitude inimical to the spirit of humility he seems diligent to pursue and inculcate in his flock, a spirit which says first of all, "Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner."

24 posted on 05/22/2013 5:25:57 AM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Campion

And therefore Catholics ought not to impute bad motives to those outside of the Catholic church, lest they themselves commit the sin of rash judgement. Assigning impure motives to those outside of the Catholic church, saying that they “hate the Catholic church” is trying to guess what’s in their hearts.


25 posted on 05/22/2013 8:11:01 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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