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To: ebb tide
Aren't you the mindreader now!

No. I'm not a mindreader. You posted: "As far as participating in today's Assisi III of praying with false religions: count me out!"

That indicates to me that you did not watch the live coverage from Rome. There was no "praying with other faiths". Hence, you are not aware that the prayer vigil began with the recitation of the Rosary, reflections on Scripture, and readings from the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux. You are not aware that the monstrance was placed on the altar in full view of those gathered in St. Peter's Square, with additional recitations from Scripture followed by pauses for silent prayer. You are not aware that before the vigil began, 50 priests heard confessions. You are not aware that ancient catholic hymns were chanted. You are not aware that Benediction took place.

One does not need to be a mind reader to conclude that someone who intentionally refused to participate, based on a presupposed assumption of how the vigil would be organized, rejects these outward signs of catholic faith. As a practicing catholic, it saddens me to hear this.

33 posted on 09/07/2013 3:20:08 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer; Religion Moderator
You are not aware that the monstrance was placed on the altar in full view of those gathered in St. Peter's Square, with additional recitations from Scripture followed by pauses for silent prayer. You are not aware that before the vigil began, 50 priests heard confessions. You are not aware that ancient catholic hymns were chanted. You are not aware that Benediction took place.

Dang, you are on a mind reading role! Tell me what else I'm not aware of!

34 posted on 09/07/2013 3:27:38 PM PDT by ebb tide
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