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Pope: Resist "Idols" Of Money,Power,Pleasure
Associated Press ^ | July 24, 2013l | Nicole Winfield,Jenny Barchfield

Posted on 07/24/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by Biggirl

APARECIDA, Brazil (AP) -- Pope Francis urged Catholics to resist the "ephemeral idols" of money, power and pleasure in celebrating the first public Mass of his initial international foreign journey as pontiff during an emotional visit to one of the most important shrines in Latin America.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: aparecida; brazil; popefrancis
Amen.
1 posted on 07/24/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Some pleasures are Biblical, like sex within marriage. If fact, God wants husbands and wives to enjoy sex.


2 posted on 07/24/2013 9:50:04 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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Rather, it is making the gifts God gives you into a false god above the TRUE GOD.


3 posted on 07/24/2013 9:51:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Great message for the youth (and me too!).


4 posted on 07/24/2013 10:32:30 AM PDT by Shark24
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"It is true that nowadays, to some extent, everyone including our young people feels attracted by the many idols which take the place of God and appear to offer hope: money, success, power, pleasure," he said. "Often a growing sense of loneliness and emptiness in the hearts of many people leads them to seek satisfaction in these ephemeral idols."

5 posted on 07/24/2013 11:51:33 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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Pope: Resist "Idols" Of Money, Power, Pleasure

This is about as old and venerable a homily as possible. Humans have ALWAYS and ALWAYS competed for the scare resources of fame, money, power and status. That is a basic of sociology.
It is all still true, isn't it?

6 posted on 07/24/2013 4:50:30 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Reminds me of all my “virtues” links.


7 posted on 07/24/2013 4:59:14 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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From the Internet:
In the Catholic catechism, the Seven Catholic Virtues refers to the union of two sets of virtues.

The four Cardinal virtues, from ancient Greek philosophy, are Prudence, Justice, Temperance (or Restraint), and Courage (or Fortitude).

The three Theological virtues, from the letters of St. Paul of Tarsus, are Faith, Hope, and Charity (or Love). These were adopted by the Church Fathers as the Seven Virtues

They sound good to me. The toughest one to follow is, of course, LOVE.
Love thy neighbor is HARD to do, often. :o)

8 posted on 07/24/2013 5:03:59 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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You got it.


9 posted on 07/24/2013 5:07:36 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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You got it.

Thanks.
Every once in a while, I'm on the money. I think it's the Blue Moon syndrome. :o)

10 posted on 07/24/2013 5:12:10 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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