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Time Person of the Year: Pope Francis
Time ^ | December 11, 2013 | Howard Chua-Eoan and Elizabeth Dias

Posted on 12/11/2013 5:53:22 AM PST by NYer

He took the name of a humble saint and then called for a church of healing. The first non-European pope in 1,200 years is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century

On the edge of Buenos Aires is a nothing little street called Pasaje C, a shot of dried mud leading into a slum from what passes for a main road, the garbage-strewn Mariano Acosta. There is a church, the Immaculate Virgin, toward the end of the ­pasaje—Spanish for passage—where, on one occasion, the local priest and a number of frightened residents took refuge deep in the sanctuary when rival drug gangs opened fire. Beyond the church, Pasaje C branches into the rest of the parish: more rutted mud and cracked concrete form Pasajes A to K. Brick chips from the hasty construction of squatter housing coagulate along what ought to be sidewalks. The word asesino—­murderer—is scrawled in spray-paint on the sooty wall of a burned-out house, which was torched just days before in retaliation for yet another shooting. Packs of dogs sprawl beneath wrecked cars. Children wander heedless of traffic, because nothing can gather speed on these jagged roads. But even Pasaje C can lead to Rome.

As Cardinal and Archbishop of Buenos Aires, a metropolis of some 13.5 million souls, Jorge Mario Bergoglio made room in his schedule every year for a pastoral visit to this place of squalor and sorrow.­ He would walk to the subway station nearest to the Metropolitan Cathedral, whose pillars and dome fit easily into the center of Argentine power. Traveling alone, he would transfer onto a graffiti-blasted tram to Mariano Acosta, reaching where the subways do not go. He finished the journey on foot, moving heavily in his bulky black orthopedic shoes along Pasaje C.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: 2ndthread; popefrancis

1 posted on 12/11/2013 5:53:22 AM PST by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 12/11/2013 5:53:42 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

Bash Reaganomics => Person of the Year!


3 posted on 12/11/2013 5:56:26 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

My sentiments, too.

cheers
Jim


4 posted on 12/11/2013 5:57:22 AM PST by gymbeau (Tagline under moderation)
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To: NYer

Hm.

Well, for what this is worth, congratulations, Your Holiness.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 5:58:07 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: NYer

For once i can fully agree with this, a man of complete compassion and love and an example of how things should be done.


6 posted on 12/11/2013 6:00:53 AM PST by sunmars
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To: NYer

Wow! My money had been on them picking Assad or one of the school shooters.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 6:06:47 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: NYer

That’s nice.

But was the necklace man from south Africa too soon to make the cover? And what happened to tray-boy-eeee? I know he died the previous year but the trial was this year and the “lack” of just-us for the innocent choir boy should have at least had him in the running.


8 posted on 12/11/2013 6:09:40 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: MrB
Bash Reaganomics => Person of the Year!

Gets conservatives in a tizzy => Person of the Year!

9 posted on 12/11/2013 6:16:01 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

That also seems to be one of the major criteria of the left for “good personhood” - can you cause angst among traditionalists? Good!


10 posted on 12/11/2013 6:17:13 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: sunmars

“For once i can fully agree with this, a man of complete compassion and love and an example of how things should be done.”

If you like Socialists. Bring back Benedict XVI!!!


11 posted on 12/11/2013 6:20:50 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: NYer
And so Francis signals great change while giving the same answers to the uncomfortable questions. On the question of female priests: “We need to work harder to develop a profound theology of the woman.” Which means: no. No to abortion, because an individual life begins at conception. No to gay marriage, because the male-female bond is established by God. “The teaching of the church … is clear,” he has said, “and I am a son of the church, but”—and here he adds his prayer for himself—“it is not necessary to talk about those issues all the time.”

If that prayer should be answered, if somehow by his own vivid example Francis could bring the church into a new relationship with its critics and dissidents—agreeing to disagree about issues that divide them while cooperating in the urgent mission of spreading mercy—he might unleash untold good. “Argue less, accomplish more” could be a healing motto for our times. We have a glut of problems to tackle. Francis says by example, Stop bickering and roll up your sleeves. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good—an important thing for the world to hear, especially from a man who holds an office deemed infallible.


He's being praised because the folks at Time believe he's diluting fundamental moral principles.
12 posted on 12/11/2013 6:23:27 AM PST by DarkSavant
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To: NYer
Is it true that Snowden was the runner-up?

Leni

13 posted on 12/11/2013 6:24:31 AM PST by MinuteGal (Repeal.....NOT Revamp !!!)
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To: MinuteGal

Yes.


14 posted on 12/11/2013 6:25:56 AM PST by sarasota
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To: NYer
I can't wait for Ann Barnhardt’s response about this.
15 posted on 12/11/2013 6:25:57 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: DarkSavant
He's being praised because the folks at Time believe he's diluting fundamental moral principles.

Let them have their delusions. Most in the media are secularists with little or no understanding of christianity or any other religion.

16 posted on 12/11/2013 6:28:59 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: gymbeau

Yes, I think they were looking to create a narrative to push the destruction of Capitalism that could last beyond Obama the Lame Duck.

And either wittingly or unwittingly, the Pope has walked right into that.


17 posted on 12/11/2013 6:50:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rktman

I haven’t seen the list of possible candidates, but I would be very surprised if Trayvon was not on the list.


18 posted on 12/11/2013 7:11:04 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That wouldn’t surprise me a whit.

Or even a half-whit!
cheers
Jim


19 posted on 12/11/2013 7:20:17 AM PST by gymbeau (Tagline under moderation)
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To: NYer

No disrespect meant to his Holiness, but when I read who the other finalists were, I’m reminded of the Rodney Dangerfield line that “he didn’t want to belong to ANY club that would let him join..”


20 posted on 12/11/2013 7:23:14 AM PST by ken5050 (I still miss Howlin)
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To: NYer

I wonder why a left wing commie loving mag like Time would select this pope as their person of the year...


21 posted on 12/11/2013 8:32:43 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NYer

Hey NYER I thought be Milry Cyrus the Time person of the year it like Best new artist nobody care anymore LOL!


22 posted on 12/11/2013 8:40:17 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: MinuteGal

I do wonder if Prez Boy Wonder is pissed that the pope was named Man of the Year, or if he’d be more pissed if Snowden had gotten Man of the Year ?

I would have thought that Time for sure would have picked Snowden.

I would have chosen Snowden if only for the impact he has had on the Millenials’ souring on Boy Wonder. I think he also rightly earned it for bringing Privacy vs Snooping out in the open.

But once again Time chose Hope over Accomplishment. Their choice of the Pope is their Hope for the death of capitalism.


23 posted on 12/11/2013 10:14:49 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: chris37
I wonder why a left wing commie loving mag like Time would select this pope as their person of the year...

Like the broken clock that displays the correct time twice each day, Time mag occasionally gets it right.


24 posted on 12/11/2013 10:20:34 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

In post 50 on the “Do Catholics pray to statues?,” I posted this:

“The religion forum of FR pushes a Marxist, Liberation Theology, socialist, Jesuit Pope, his Marxism totally in opposition to the political conservatism of FR”

The RF is in overdrive now, Time magazine coming out the next day with their Marxist man of the year, no telling how many FR Marxist threads pushing this Pope we are going to have to endure now.

FR is supposed to be a conservative site? Go figure.


25 posted on 12/11/2013 1:51:04 PM PST by sasportas
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To: NYer

I don’t think that’s why they picked him.


26 posted on 12/11/2013 1:53:50 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: sasportas
FR is supposed to be a conservative site? Go figure.

; - 0


27 posted on 12/11/2013 2:25:31 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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