Skip to comments.[CATHOLIC CAUCUS]Francis, and the Coming Passion of the Church
Posted on 01/11/2014 12:08:10 PM PST by RBStealth
IN February last year, shortly after Benedict XVIs resignation, I wrote The Sixth Day, and how we appear to be approaching the twelve oclock hour, the threshold of the Day of the Lord. I wrote then,
The next pope will guide us too but he is ascending a throne that the world wishes to overturn. That is the threshold of which I am speaking.
As we look at the worlds reaction to the pontificate of Pope Francis, it would seem the opposite. Hardly a news day goes by that the secular media isnt running some story, gushing over the new pope. But 2000 years ago, seven days before Jesus was crucified, they were gushing over Him too
THE ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM
I believe Pope Francis, with the help of his predecessors, is indeed ascending a throne
but not the throne of power or popularity, but of the Cross. Let me explain
(Excerpt) Read more at markmallett.com ...
The Pope is an idiot on financial matters.
This is abundantly clear to anyone who understands finance.
Yes, there are crooks in all industries, but the politicians and government leaders are at fault for most of what is wrong with the world, not the profit motive.
If you read Pope Francis's actual words, you'll see that it is CRONY capitalism, and deficit spending which stretches borrowing by nations, which he sees ruining economies all over the world. And he's exactly RIGHT about that.
The Pope used the “trickle down” term.
He offended me at first, then I realized that he does not understand economics.
So? He should shut up on the subject or he will be a “useful idiot” for the Marxists.
Louis Foxwell: This is a Catholic Caucus where you must be an active Catholic...
...but as a non-threatening poster I give leeway to your post in here.
I trust there are those who are indeed threatened by my words.
Well put. I will admit that I wish Francis would be a little more cautious in his statements, but of course, Benedict was extremely cautious and the media still twisted his words to say whatever they wanted to hear.
Former janitor, nightclub bouncer, chemical technician and literature teacher named Time Mags Person of the Year
By now --- weeks after the Big News --- anything that could be said about Pope Francis being Times Person of the Year has already been Twittered, briefly registered in the mind, and dropped into the black hole of media memory.
Theres no doubt that our Holy Father is Mr. Big from a media point of view. He was 2013s most talked-about topic on Facebook (!), beating the British Royal Baby, Barak Obama and --- pitiful to even have to mention it --- Miley Cyrus. He scores huge favorables not only amongst Catholics, but almost equally from other Christians, and, across most categories, from the world at large.
Woe to you when all men speak well of you (Luke 6:26) Now why did that pop into my mind?
Just as Pope Benedict had the burden of being hated by ninnies who had no idea what he was talking about, Pope Francis has the (perhaps heavier) burden of being loved for --- all too often --- the same reason.
People said Benedict loved luxury: really? An old man of 78 --- at the time of his election --- whose only personal possessions were several crates of books, a piano, and a cat?
People say Francis is doctrinally loosey-goosey: really? A pastor who constantly preaches on the Sacrament of Penance and on the Marital Sanctity of one flesh, one life from the two, Male and Female only? And has the same view of Poverty and Wealth thats in the Prophets of Israel and the Fathers of the Church?
Holy Father Chrysostom! Check out Isaiah and Amos before you say another word!
I personally expect (fear? hope?) that Francis will suffer and/or be glorified along the same general lines as his Master. One Sunday it will be Ho-sanna, Hey-sanna, Pope Frank Superstar, and by Friday of the same week, itll be Nail him and knife him.
I recently saw a video of screaming demonstrators mobbing a Catholic church in Buenos Aires, abusing young Catholic men, and burning Pope Francis in effigy
Look at it. Its painful. Its the path trod by the Lord. As Flannery OConnor wrote, People think the Faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the Cross.
By he way, do check out the linked video. Watch i as long as you can stand it. It's a real eye-opener.
I believe that Mark Mallet’s understanding of what is taking place in front of our eyes is exactly right. There have been prophetic words from others that also confirm this.
Let us all pray asking the Holy Spirit to direct our prayers and our hearts in the perfect will of the Father. Thus, we can keep the oil burning in our lamps....something that will become ever more crucial as the darkness grows.
Francis proclaims that the Kingdom of God pours salt on a bleeding world.
My Kingdom is not of this world must be the byword of those who follow Christ.