Skip to comments.Time Person of the Year: Pope Francis
Posted on 12/11/2013 5:53:22 AM PST by NYer
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 pasajeSpanish for passagewhere, 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 asesinomurdereris 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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Bash Reaganomics => Person of the Year!
My sentiments, too.
Well, for what this is worth, congratulations, Your Holiness.
For once i can fully agree with this, a man of complete compassion and love and an example of how things should be done.
Wow! My money had been on them picking Assad or one of the school shooters.
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.
Gets conservatives in a tizzy => Person of the Year!
That also seems to be one of the major criteria of the left for “good personhood” - can you cause angst among traditionalists? Good!
“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!!!
Let them have their delusions. Most in the media are secularists with little or no understanding of christianity or any other religion.
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.
I haven’t seen the list of possible candidates, but I would be very surprised if Trayvon was not on the list.
That wouldn’t surprise me a whit.
Or even a half-whit!
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..”
I wonder why a left wing commie loving mag like Time would select this pope as their person of the year...
Hey NYER I thought be Milry Cyrus the Time person of the year it like Best new artist nobody care anymore LOL!
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.
Like the broken clock that displays the correct time twice each day, Time mag occasionally gets it right.
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.
I don’t think that’s why they picked him.
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