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posted on 08/07/2013 2:13:18 PM PDT
Wrong. They are unsettling and dividing themselves, which they have a legal right to do.
posted on 08/07/2013 2:14:19 PM PDT
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IMO, some on the Catholic Right are obsessed (and I choose that word quite purposefully....obsessed) with relatively insignificant issues (precise times at which we must kneel during Mass, saying “one in being” or “consubstantial”, etc.)
And since whatever is THEIR particular issue, it is obviously the MOST IMPORTANT one from their point of view.
Pope Francis on the other hand is trying to deal, broad brush, with the MOST IMPORTANT issues facing the Church as quickly as possible. The fallout from Pedophile Priest cases, millions of abortions worldwide every year, governments forcing the Church to pay for things that violate it’s core teaching, the rapid falling away of young people, etc.
And I’m with him as we’re at Defcon 1, and frankly I’m a bit disturbed at all the time and energy that went into decisions like “consubstantial”.
posted on 08/07/2013 2:33:30 PM PDT
by GOP Poet
PSSST FRANK....'who are you to judge'?
You're the guy we PUT IN THERE to judge..
We rely on your JUDGEMENT FOR OUR TEACHING....you get PAID TO JUDGE...' what the hey...
If we needed somebody who is in no position to judge....
We'd put in POPE _________________________(fill in the blank freepers)
posted on 08/07/2013 2:33:32 PM PDT
Francis will work unceasingly to put the final nails in the coffin of Christ’s Church on earth.
For the time being the modernists have won. Unfortunately the victors haven’t considered the hereafter.
For the rest of us, who are interested, keep the faith and Father Lasance’s Roman Missal close to your heart. Say your prayers and keep away from the Novus Ordo airplane hangars.
posted on 08/07/2013 2:43:43 PM PDT
(Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
For more than three decades, the Vatican of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI operated on a version of the conservative maxim, No enemies to the right.
The Society of St. Pius X says hi.
posted on 08/07/2013 2:46:19 PM PDT
by Straight Vermonter
(Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
I must have missed it..........when did Ross Douthat become conservative? The author is guilty of the same wishful thinking he imputes to conservatives.
posted on 08/07/2013 2:57:52 PM PDT
Is Francis : "Petrus Romanus" ?
posted on 08/07/2013 3:18:11 PM PDT
(Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
As I read through the comments of others, I can readily understand the disappointment with the present pope. I would like to point out a few things that might show the forest - that is, a view from above the trees to bring some hope into the present. First of all, I believe many if not most of you will recall the vision of Pope Leo XIII in 1884, who was knocked to the floor of the Vatican after saying Mass. If you DON'T know about it, then briefly, he saw a vision of the devil speaking to God. In it, the devil said that he could destroy the Church if given the time (the 20th Century) and the power. The Lord said, you have the time and the power. After this time, the Pope understood that the power of Satan would be broken. From this vision came the prayer to St. Michael, said after all the low Masses until around 1962. You can research this on your own for a more complete explanation. The bottom line here, to me anyways, is that with each passing day, we are further removed from the 20th century, and the devil's power is on the wane whether it is apparent to us or not. I would also like to point out that Fatima, Garabandal (which has not been approved OR condemned) and Akita all point to a dramatic change being brought about by God in the very near future. My few paragraphs here cannot possibly explain what all was included here, but your own research, including testimonies on Youtube, can fill in the admittedly large gaps. Finally, Pope Francis to his credit HAS encouraged the recitation of the Rosary, and on this point I'd like to make a recommendation to all Catholics or others of good will who do or would say the Rosary. It has to do with the Idea, in military terms, of a force multiplier. If you become enrolled in The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary, as advocated by St. Louis de Montfort, your rosaries will be joined with those all the other members, living or deceased. As St. Louis points out, by the law of community prayer, if an individual says a Rosary, it is but one Rosary. However, if joined with a group, each member receives the benefits of prayer as there are members in the group. It's an exponential power, meaning if two prayer together, each receives the the benefit of two rosaries, and four TOTAL are presented before the throne. If ten, then each receives 10 individually, while the group has sent on 100 Rosaries. The bottom line is, if you are registered in the Confraternity, for Each Rosary you pray, you give MILLIONS and receive the BENEFITS from MILLIONS of Rosaries each time you pray. Even if you are a lurker from another denomination, you understand the principle of “where two or three are gathered in My name”, so that group prayer and praise is much, much more efficacious than one individual's. As Catholics, we have the awesome gift, and perhaps a duty, to take advantage of this awesome power of praying the Most Holy Rosary as members of the Confraternity. In this way, we light a candle, and many candles at that, instead of cursing the darkness. "My people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6 Vade retro satana! Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, thy kingdom come!
I’m still waiting for Francis to sell the Vatican at auction, and give the money to the poor, as was originally intended by Yeshua.
posted on 08/07/2013 8:57:16 PM PDT
(Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
I think some of the things the Pope has said that appear to be promoting “social justice” has raised the hackles on the backs of some necks. That term is often used to promote communist/socialist ideas, so it makes many people very uncomfortable.
posted on 08/08/2013 9:16:18 AM PDT
(You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
When was a Catholic ever to the right?
posted on 08/08/2013 9:19:12 AM PDT
( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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