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Fan? He's not a pop celebrity, fool. Wow, they caught a Catholic priest doing something within his purview. How "controversial!"
1 posted on 05/21/2013 1:43:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s called the Anointing of the Sick.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 1:47:34 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cool video...


3 posted on 05/21/2013 1:49:42 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The word “caught” catches this paper out. With whom is this controversial?


4 posted on 05/21/2013 1:50:47 PM PDT by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some people just need ki.....
Errrr....
Exorcisms.

What’s a Pope to do?


6 posted on 05/21/2013 1:54:04 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The sun is a low class douchebag rag.
Liberals all over the world will seize on this and try to make something of it.


7 posted on 05/21/2013 1:57:50 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How is this a "scandal"?

I guess if you don't believe in the Devil, or evil spirits, or Exorcism (an authorized rite of the Church), it might be.

But the Holy Father clearly believes (he preaches about it regularly) and as a bishop he is authorized to perform exorcisms.

The Sun is being even more idiotic than usual here.

8 posted on 05/21/2013 1:59:17 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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embroiled in a scandal

Pope obsessed with devil(as stated in other media reports.)

A holy priest casts out a demon. This is scandalous? The Pope insists the devil is real. This is an obsession?

What is truly scandalous is that the Church since Vatican II has been afraid to remind the world the devil exists and to fulfill her role in casting out his minions.

God bless Pope Francis for shaking us out of our complacency.

10 posted on 05/21/2013 2:04:39 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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The new Pope has made it quite clear since his election that he believes the Devil, whom refers to as “the Enemy” and “The Prince of this World” is a real force that needs to be fought constantly.

In other words, the Pope is Catholic.....shocking!

The peculiar thing about the idiots of the press is not that they are idiots, but that they think they are smart. They prove themselves time and time again to be the stupidest people on earth but behave as if they are wise. It would be hilarious except for the power they wield to help elect morons such as themselves to political office.

12 posted on 05/21/2013 2:15:21 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Putting hands on a supplicant’s head is a “strange ritual”?


14 posted on 05/21/2013 2:46:39 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
POPE Francis has been embroiled in a scandal ...

Oh, pish-tosh. Anti-Catholics have observed the Pope acting Catholic, is what.

15 posted on 05/21/2013 2:47:44 PM PDT by Tax-chick (The Commie Plot Theory of Everything. Give it a try - you'll be surprised how often it makes sense.)
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"Strange ritual?"

It sounds like a simple laying-on of hands, or prayer for healing. An exorcism is a complex ritual that isn't done on the spot or without a thorough evaluation of the person to be exorcised.
17 posted on 05/21/2013 2:58:38 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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Sometimes, when you push someone’s head down, it causes it to pop up and release neck and/or back tension. Watching the pope makes me wish he’d push my head down too. Clearly, he has good and knowledgeable body sense and hands. Can be a rather sophisticated technique. You go, Francis.


18 posted on 05/21/2013 3:01:53 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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Interesting.
Laying on of hands for healing is now considered strange.

I’m going to email il Papa to give him a high five next time instead....


23 posted on 05/21/2013 4:41:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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The great thing about this is that like a true pope, Francis doesn’t trim his actions or words based on human respect or the opinion of the world. He does and says what he perceives the Lord to be telling him to do or say. I admire this because in some situations I continue to struggle with human respect.


24 posted on 05/21/2013 5:05:22 PM PDT by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The new Pope has made it quite clear since his election that he believes the Devil, whom refers to as “the Enemy” and “The Prince of this World” is a real force that needs to be fought constantly

We should all remember this..

25 posted on 05/21/2013 5:30:29 PM PDT by Cronos (Latin presbuteros->Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Wyatt's Torch; DManA
Pope is "embroiled in scandal" for performing this "strange ritual" on a "fan"?? You guys are right, this is bull-whoop-de-doo coverage.

If you look at the video you can see that Pope Francis places his hands on the young man's head and prays inaudibly, and the young man gasps and exhales hard about 4 times. The whole thing takes about 6 seconds. That's it. Then Francis goes on greeting and blessing other people in the crowd, calling -zero- attention to himself or to the young man.

Nothing bizarre about it: every baptism in fact includes an exorcism. If you're Catholic, you not only got this exorcism when you were baptized (which, in effect, every Christian does), but you renew it every time you repeat your Baptismal promises, e.g. at Easter.

Thank God for the "normal Christianity" of Pope Francis.

Somebody explain the "strangeness" of AP, news.yahoo, and the (U.K.) Sun.

27 posted on 05/21/2013 5:51:49 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Behold the Cross of the Lord! Flee, hostile powers! The Lion of the Tribe of Judah has conquered!)
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Now we have the fascist propaganda machine clearly stating they believe Satan is equal to Jesus Christ.

A queer "Bishop" preaching that demonic possession is a “spiritual gift” and now this trash about it being “strange” for the Pope to publicly exorcise Satanic spirits when they possess someone.

People who have sold their souls to Satan are now publicly defending him rather than pretending they don't believe in him. That's a bold new approach for the Satan loving crowd.

It's no wonder, though. The vast majority of those who call themselves Christians believe in "going along to get along" and arguing with one another rather than arguing with Satan's troops.

28 posted on 05/21/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Today has been a strange news day, hasn’t it?


30 posted on 05/21/2013 7:12:16 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The look on that poor man’s face. Something is not right.


32 posted on 05/22/2013 5:17:38 AM PDT by HoneysuckleRose
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a fan?
A FAN???!!!!!


33 posted on 05/22/2013 5:32:34 PM PDT by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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