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To: Tax-chick
That’s the sense I get from the many posts on the order of, “He should have said (yadda government this, politics that) instead of ‘Jesus offers love and healing to drug addicts, and so does the Church’.”

Sadly.

Myself, I ID myself as a Catholic, Conservative, FReeper...in that order.

I guess if our Church hierarchy in this country (e.g., the ubiquitous Bishop Blaire (D-CA)) would stop meddling in partisan politics and would take the lead of the Holy Father, it would be a lot easier for them to not interpret Francis' messages as political.

9 posted on 07/26/2013 4:22:13 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley
I guess if our Church hierarchy in this country (e.g., the ubiquitous Bishop Blaire (D-CA)) would stop meddling in partisan politics and would take the lead of the Holy Father, it would be a lot easier for them to not interpret Francis' messages as political.

Maybe, but one of the lessons I've been drawing from Pope Francis's talks from the day of his election is that, if we wait for other people to be what we think they should be, we're never going to look at what we can be and do for Christ each day. We've got to see right through it and be Christ to the people He gives us, "while it is called 'today'."

10 posted on 07/26/2013 4:29:02 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Thomas will explain everything.")
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To: markomalley
"Bishop Blaire (D-CA)"

Ouch.

Hurts.

13 posted on 07/26/2013 5:09:45 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (:o/)
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