Apologies for yet another thread about the garrulous Papa Francis but Magister has some interesting things to say.
Magister eloquently states my case. I don't trust Francis and I feel a real sense of loss when I compare Francis' comments to Eugenio Scalfari with Benedit's written response to the atheist Piergiorgio Odifreddi that begins..."What you say about the figure of Jesus is not worthy of you as a scholar".
odifreddi could in no way conclude that Benedict was anything but a fully orthodox believer and Teacher of the Faith. But Scalfari wrote about his conversations with Francis..."his mission contains two scandalous innovations: the poor Church of Francis, the horizontal Church of Martini. And a third: a God who does not judge but forgives. There is no damnation, there is no hell."
posted on 10/03/2013 6:54:28 AM PDT
Excellent article. I'm surprised it hasn't received more comments; but then again, it's brutally honest and points out the elephant (pink at that) in the Vatican.
How's this for a humanist:
"Our objective is not proselytism, but listening to the needs, the desires, the disappointments, the desperation, the hope. We must bring hope back to the young, help the old, open to the future, spread love. Poor among the poor. We must include the excluded and preach peace.
Francis, Bishop of Rome
posted on 10/03/2013 5:07:39 PM PDT
by ebb tide
What Pope Francis is doing is simply modeling himself after the poor man of Assisi, St. Francis, whose feastday is tomorrow.
posted on 10/03/2013 5:39:57 PM PDT
(Go, do not be afraid, and serve-Pope Francis)
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