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Pope: Open the door to faith
Vatican Radio ^ | May 25, 2013

Posted on 05/25/2013 4:36:13 AM PDT by NYer

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1 posted on 05/25/2013 4:36:13 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 05/25/2013 4:36:34 AM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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Not a Catholic but I love this guy. Not too often one sees a “grass-roots” Pope who will eschew theologians and huge tomes to keep it simple for the true layman.


3 posted on 05/25/2013 4:43:25 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Amen. Pope Francis is correct. We Catholics must be more open and friendly.


4 posted on 05/25/2013 5:00:52 AM PDT by mitchell001
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I really admire this Pope. He tells stories like Jesus. I can relate to the unwed mother wanting to baptize her infant son and the marriage thing. It just seems there is a check list and the appreciation of the spiritual nature of these sacraments is lost. (BTW, my first marriage was in the Catholic Church as was my wife's). Rules, rules, rules.

Can I be added to the ping list for these Vatican Radio homilies?

5 posted on 05/25/2013 5:04:16 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: NYer
Open the door to faith
So, asking for baptismal certificates and requiring TWO parents to be married is now deemed "closed door?" Oh, those meeeean Catholics.
Sorry, but actions and choices have consequences.
6 posted on 05/25/2013 5:11:08 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mitchell001
We Catholics must be more open and friendly.
WTH does that mean ... more TOLERANT ... more INCLUSIVE?
What is it that I do as a Catholic that is "closed and unfriendly?
What would YOU do specifically to be more "open and friendly?"
7 posted on 05/25/2013 5:31:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NYer

This is very good.


8 posted on 05/25/2013 6:22:41 AM 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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Yes! This is very good.


9 posted on 05/25/2013 6:26:23 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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He seems to be trying to jolt church members, including clergy, out of a rut! In one piece I read, he said that the Church today isn’t like the Good Shepherd who left 99 sheep to look for one ... it’s more like we’re carefully “shepherding” one, while 99 are wandering in the wilderness.


10 posted on 05/25/2013 6:34:43 AM 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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Uh = huh! Oh man, is that very true.

Plus --- and this is ironic -- you sometimes find the "shepherd" does appeal for a more inclusive attitude --- toward the separated Wolvish Brethren.

11 posted on 05/25/2013 7:00:13 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (asdfgh)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; pax_et_bonum

Good point!

In everything I’ve read, Pope Francis is saying that the Church needs to go out and (viz the parable of the Wedding Feast) drag the people in ... but to give them the full message of Christ, not to leave them in paganism. “Yo, bud! Where’s your wedding garment?”

If I had to summarize, I’d say his message is “Know Christ (personally). Live Christ (radically). Share Christ (boldly).” The order is important. A person can believe “these” correct doctrines and do “those” meritorious acts, but if he doesn’t personally know Christ, he can still be a stumbling block to others.


12 posted on 05/25/2013 7:14:08 AM 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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The poper really needs to understand God’s word, rather than posting half-correct “theology”. A real “spiritual leader”, he is not. Holy? Thanks for the evidence that paganism never fell far from the tree in Romanism. And a nice poper day to you and your fellow pagans.


13 posted on 05/25/2013 8:30:24 AM PDT by Big Bopper
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"The poper really needs to understand God’s word..."

Any comparison or contrasting of the Pope's understanding of God's word to the Truth requires that you understand both God's Word and the Pope's theology. Your comments strongly suggest you understand neither.

Pax et Bonem

14 posted on 05/25/2013 8:41:59 AM PDT by Natural Law (Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.)
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To: DaveMSmith
I can relate to the unwed mother wanting to baptize her infant son

I did not know about this -- I mean the difficulty the mother would run into pursuing baptism. Had never given it any thought. Although normally I'm on the "rules and correct" side, it does not seem Christian to deny baptism if that's what happens. It certainly isn't the baby's fault and its soul is in need of cleansing from original sin. I hope these innocent infants can be baptized. If not, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to send them to another Christian church, Catholic or not.

15 posted on 05/25/2013 8:48:59 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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16 posted on 05/25/2013 8:50:13 AM PDT by Anoreth (It is not moth eaten. It is superb.)
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**“Know Christ (personally). Live Christ (radically). Share Christ (boldly).” The order is important.**

Excellent summary.


17 posted on 05/25/2013 8:53:31 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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KEWL!!!


18 posted on 05/25/2013 9:45:03 AM 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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To: Salvation

Thank you.


19 posted on 05/25/2013 9:45:31 AM 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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To: Natural Law

What a laugh and thanks for pretending you know the truth, poper is the false prophet. See, God’s scripture tells me the truth about that. So, Latin boy, don’t think everyone is as dumb as you are maklng your false,( as in the big false church)accusations. Practice your idolatries like a good little brainwashed boy you are and leave it at that. Mary might get mad at you and we couldn’t have that. could we?


20 posted on 05/25/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT by Big Bopper
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