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To: Sans-Culotte
In all my years, I have never heard a homily during Lent with a ‘love thyself more’ theme. Never.

Since Pope Francis became Pope, I’m hearing more talk and higher volume talk on sin; we are all sinners; this is exactly why we need the saving Grace of God through His Son Jesus Christ.

Following the teaching of the Catholic Church is itself repentance. Being a devout Catholic is not easy, at least not over the long term.

14 posted on 09/30/2013 10:19:48 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Actually the author’s point is not what Francis is saying but what those with sinister motives will “interpret” him to say. The “Spirit of Francis” will come to replace the Spirit of Vatican 2 as a rationale to “open the windows” and let in some fresh air.

He talks about the still incomplete work of JPII and BXVI being undone not by Francis but by those who think that only they know what he means.

I actually agree with many of this points.


29 posted on 09/30/2013 11:16:09 AM PDT by VaFederalist
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