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WILL THE FIFA SHOWDOWN BE A PAPAL THROWDOWN?
Catholic Vote ^ | July 10, 2014 | KATE O'HARE

Posted on 07/10/2014 2:24:38 PM PDT by NYer

Courtesy of the very funny folks at CatholicMemes.com.

Who saw this coming? The papal craziness hits a new high on Sunday, July 13 — OMIGOSH, it’s 7/13, and Pope Francis was elected on 3/13/13, and my mind is blown — when Argentina goes up against Germany in the finals of the FIFA World Cup of Soccer/Football, in Rio de Janeiro, host city for Francis’ triumphal “Pope-acabana” phenomenon at 2013 World Youth Day.

Some are even calling it the Pope Cup and hashtagging it #PopeCupSunday.

The Catholic world now faces a dilemma of intercontinental proportions.

Team Benedict XVI or Team Francis? And if you pick one team over the other, are you being disloyal to either the Pope Emeritus or the Pope?

And we all know how much Pope Francis loves his Buenos Aires home team, but he did tell Barcelona newspaper La Vanguardia that he didn’t pray for an Argentinian win against Brazil.

He’s quoted as saying, “The Brazilians asked for neutrality. I’ll keep my word, because Brazil and Argentina are always opponents.”

So, rather than worrying about traddies taking on VII types in parish halls in psalm-rapping throwdowns, or the Latin Mass crowd busting into Gregorian chant in the middle of a happy-clappy pop Mass (although both of those would be AWESOME — and I’m not insinuating that Pope Francis approves of pop Masses, so take those hands off the keyboards), let’s take the Holy Father’s lead and see this as an opportunity to learn how to pray properly about sports.

You know what I mean, that advice that everybody ignores, which is to pray for everyone to do their best, for no injuries, and for the best team on the day to win.

Stop laughing. You can do it. I know you can.

Papa is watching.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Humor; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: argentina; fifa; germany; pope

1 posted on 07/10/2014 2:24:38 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

HUMOR Ping!

2 posted on 07/10/2014 2:25:14 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Love it!


3 posted on 07/10/2014 2:26:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: NYer

Call it soccer fans LOL!


4 posted on 07/10/2014 2:31:06 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NYer

LOL!!!!!


5 posted on 07/10/2014 3:11:03 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: NYer

Doesn’t matter. Germany will win easily.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 3:24:30 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Agreed! They showcased their prowess against Brazil. Wow ... what a match.


7 posted on 07/10/2014 4:14:32 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer
And the Popes provided the two teams with some Bible texts to meditate upon, and some Rosary beads to use as "Soccer-mentals" to pray with.
"And he exhorted his men not to fear the attack of the Gentiles, but to keep in mind the former times when help had come to them from heaven, and now to look for the victory which the Almighty would give them."     2 Maccabees 15:8

"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."     Philippians 3:14


8 posted on 07/10/2014 7:56:24 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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