Skip to comments.Pope: Mary is always in a hurry to help us (first pastoral visit to a diocese in Rome)
Posted on 05/26/2013 3:54:31 AM PDT by NYer
(Vatican Radio) Early on Sunday the feast of the Holy Trinity Pope Francis made his first Pastoral visit to a Diocese in Rome. The Parish of Saint Elisabeth and Zechariah gave the Pope a rapturous welcome as he arrived by helicopter to celebrate Mass and administer the Sacrament of Holy Communion to 16 children.
The Pope addressing the children and the congregation present underlined the importance of praying to the Madonna. Mary, the Holy Father said is always in a hurry to help us, teaching us to understand God. She was there, the Pope added, to help her cousin Elizabeth when she was expecting her baby and she is always there when we need her.
The Holy Father also focused on the theme of the Holy Trinity during his Homily telling the parishioners present that The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one. The Father, the Pope explained is the principle figure, he created everything, he created us. Jesus, meanwhile, said Pope Francis is the saviour. He came down to earth to give his life for us. Lastly, observing the importance of the Holy Spirit, the Pope said, he loves us.
The Christian life the Pope continued means talking to this Trinity. The Holy Francis also said it is the he son who walks with us. The Holy Father described how Jesus gives us the strength to carry on our journey even in difficult times; he is never far our side.
After greeting the many parishioners following Mass, the Pope returned to the Vatican by helicopter for the recitation of the Sunday Angelus.
Eat, shoots, and leaves.
Great pictures, but the commentary is garblicious.
This event took place a couple of hours ago. For now, the commentary by Vatican Radio is a summary of his homily delivered in Italian. The photos come from an Italian publication.
They get a few points for good intentions!
wow, lost a little something in translation
Sorry I won’t be praying to Mary.
1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
That pretty much leaves Mary and the saints right out.
Since Mary is not God—neither the Mother of God (except for the body of Christ). She cannot be omnipresent. I imagine she is busier than a one-armed wallpaper hanger trying to help everyone. Perhaps Santa could give her some pointers?
Maybe the English-speaking writer took the day off. Usually, the articles about the Pope’s daily sermons are coherent.
More “Mary” worship.
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
The Ten Commandments, you may have heard of them. (This is número uno , by the way). Just a little Spanish lingo, there.
maybe they used google translator lol
It’s possible. I’ve seen some hysterical results from that.
that is a fact!
So as not to make this nothing but language discussion, I’ll add that, although I still don’t like the church building very much, it all looks much nicer with the plaza full of people. Looks like pleasant weather, too.
"Dear Lord, please bless that Cyclops08."
Can I have an Amen?
“No other gods.” We all agree on that.
some day I would like to go to Rome and to the Holy Land. I can’t find many serious Catholics here, the ones I grew up with as biological family are liberals...........
That alarms me too, there is just enough truth mixed in with Roman Catholicism, that it looks good, yet it’s still a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Bible talks about how many will be deceived, as a kid I never fully understood that, but I look now and I see it clearly.
all Christians are saints, that’s clear in scripture too. It’s also clear about having no other gods before him and who to worship and pray to.
Catholic: Catholics don't worship Mary. Church teaching is very clear that we are to worship God alone. We venerate (honor) her and ask for her prayers (much as I'd ask you to pray for me), but we don't worship her. If you see a Catholic who you presume is worshiping Mary, either you are wrong and are misreading their heart, or (possibly) you are right and you are looking at a Catholic who is ignorant of Church teaching. Got that?
Non-Catholic: Yeah, but...Catholics worship Mary!