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1 posted on 05/29/2013 7:53:41 AM PDT by Te骹ilo
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2 posted on 05/29/2013 7:54:26 AM PDT by Te骹ilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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I like Pope Francis’ simple approach. May be he’s aiming at the simple-minded and if that applies to me I would call that real spiritual progress.

I agree with you, and I like your article. It's as if many people are thinking, "If he doesn't do everything exactly as I would do it in his position, then he's a bad Pope." To paraphrase the "National Sarcasm Society" t-shirt, "Like he needs your support."

(I didn't see any typso, but the reflections are weird in here today and the cats have smudged the monitor.)

3 posted on 05/29/2013 8:04:24 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: Te贸filo
I think that every Catholic should pay attention to what Pope Francis says and how he says it, without erecting oneself as a judge over the Successor of Peter and presuming to measure his intellect and thought by self-righteous convictions as to what the Pope and the Church are or ought to be.

Ping for later

4 posted on 05/29/2013 8:07:09 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Te贸filo

Hi Teo..

what all the “critics” miss is that Francis said “...and the blood of Christ has redeemed us all!”

He did not say the blood of Christ ‘saved’ us all.

It is sad that they don’t understand the difference.

Lurking’


5 posted on 05/29/2013 8:11:37 AM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: Te贸filo

Based on my personal history, I am generally distrustful of the Jesuits. He seems to be doing a good job teaching and spreading the good news, and hopefully he is a good administrator, but I would like it if he keeps his nose out of politics. In all likelihood he is a European-style socialist.


7 posted on 05/29/2013 8:16:03 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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I don’t understand the frenzy here. The issue isn’t whether all mankind is “redeemed” by Christ’s death; it’s whether or not individuals choose to take advantage of it. The Pope didn’t imply that all men, including atheists, would get to heaven, merely that they were certainly eligible. I think back to “Keys of the Kingdom” (A. J. Cronin)—the heroic Scots atheist doctor who just couldn’t grasp the notion of God but spent and gave his life caring for the poor. How could we ever accept that God would fail to reward such an individual?

There’s more to this, of course; but I think it’s above the pay-grade of most reporting on it.


13 posted on 05/29/2013 9:10:14 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: Te贸filo
Francis was only affirming the doctrine that Christ redeemed the whole world. Whether people accept that belief is another matter.

I'm still uncertain what is the hubbub about his saying Christ redeemed the whole world. Is this really new to people?

1 John 2:2 ESV "He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world."

Francis is in the company of the Apostle John. That's not really a bad place to be.

16 posted on 05/29/2013 9:27:57 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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Amen. And, thank you. I have had this opinion since he was elected.


17 posted on 05/29/2013 9:41:55 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Te贸filo
Emancipated Pope

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(snip)We are being punished. The utter madness of the “springtime of the Church” triggered the present decay; both in an earthly, practical, causal way and in a more general way, as Divine Punishment as just consequence of the arrogance of clergy – and countless followers – thinking they could reinvent Catholicism and make it sexy, easy, popular, and outright comfortable.

31 posted on 05/30/2013 6:08:09 PM PDT by ebb tide
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Pope Francis And The Confused Mind
32 posted on 05/30/2013 6:14:46 PM PDT by ebb tide
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"Considering that Pope Francis is the Successor of Peter one should be inclined to grant him all benefit by thinking that it is his wish that everything he says be received with the meaning intended by the Mind of the Church."

Do you believe in salvation outside the Catholic Church? Pope Francis does; here's just one example:

Pope Francis 'dismissed Anglican branch as quite unnecessary'

How much "benefit" will you give him?

35 posted on 06/01/2013 11:20:35 AM PDT by ebb tide
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