Skip to comments.Rich families could sponsor poor ones, says Pope
Posted on 06/03/2012 6:01:24 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Families from rich countries could sponsor families from poor ones, Pope Benedict XVI suggested Saturday at a gathering of around 350,000 people at a park just north of Milan.
The pope was speaking at the latest event in a three-day visit to Milan, part of the Church-sponsored World Meeting of Families, a relaxed and festive setting that has been a welcome distraction from recent crises at the Vatican. Speaking without notes before an enthusiastic crowd at the Bresso park, the pope proposed a new twist to the system under which cities in different countries "twin" with each other.
His suggestion that families from rich countries could act as sponsors for families from poorer ones drew enthusiastic applause from his audience. One could have "a family in France, in Germany in Italy, talking responibility for helping" another family in need, said the pope.
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Why should Catholics with their centuries of choosing sound spiritual and financial paths have it all? Why not ‘share’ with the Jim Jone's kool aid drinkers? Or Scientologists? Lots of failed cults out there that could benefit from the coffers of wiser religions///
Indeed, government “charity” is the paving of the path, the actual drinking of the Kool Aid. Everyone commits or is commited to suicide in a “community organized” fashion.
Yes. I would not have commented on this article had it not for being posted in News/Activism...it belongs in religion because there is no opportunity for objective inspection because theological objections about the meaning of this religion or that religion, the value of the good they do or do not do, etc. I normally try to stay of of those trysts in the Religion Forum because of the MormonISM haters and Catholic Haters.
I think you just simply haven't thought it through enough. If you read some of the replies that precede your comment you will find some interesting thoughts that indicate that it might very well be possible.
It seems quite clear that whatever it is we are doing now certainly isn't working.
Additionally,if you are what you seem to imply,that is, a Bible believing Protestant,and you want to bring more people to Christ,you might want to reexamine your method of evangelizing because you would probably repulse most of the reading public.
In case you didn’t notice, I didn’t comment on the article, I ammented on your comment.
These articles, whether they are posted here or elsewhere, includidng the Vatican newspaper, are more often skewed, spun blabber that have nothing to do with what the pope actually said printed for the benefit of those who think they know more than the pop does about everything including things he’s been educated on.
Here is the Vatican account of his education:
His youthful years . . . prepared him for the harsh experience of those years during which the Nazi regime pursued a hostile attitude towards the Catholic Church. The young Joseph saw how some Nazis beat the Parish Priest before the celebration of Mass.
His family . . . always gave a clear witness of goodness and hope, rooted in a convinced attachment to the Church.
From 1946 to 1951 he studied philosophy and theology in the Higher School of Philosophy and Theology of Freising and at the University of Munich.
He received his priestly ordination on 29 June 1951.
A year later he began teaching at the Higher School of Freising.
In 1953 he obtained his doctorate in theology with a thesis entitled “People and House of God in St Augustines Doctrine of the Church”.
Four years later, under the direction of the renowned professor of fundamental theology Gottlieb Söhngen, he qualified for University teaching with a dissertation on: “The Theology of History in St Bonaventure”.
After lecturing on dogmatic and fundamental theology at the Higher School of Philosophy and Theology in Freising, he went on to teach at Bonn, from 1959 to1963; at Münster from 1963 to 1966 and at Tübingen from 1966 to 1969. During this last year he held the Chair of dogmatics and history of dogma at the University of Regensburg, where he was also Vice-President of the University.
From 1962 to 1965 he made a notable contribution to Vatican II as an “expert”; being present at the Council as theological advisor of Cardinal Joseph Frings, Archbishop of Cologne.
His intense scientific activity led him to important positions at the service of the German Bishops Conference and the International Theological Commission.
In 1972 together with Hans Urs von Balthasar, Henri de Lubac and other important theologians, he initiated the theological journal “Communio”.
To hell with the poor!!!
Make your own way in thios world or quit taking up space on the planet!!!
No his remarks are not exaggerated. Stop making excuses and deal with facts.
Clean up your own back yard before you complain about the neighbor's yard.
I had no idea that were so many ill informed posters at Free Republic. It is very sad.
The Church could become like a dictatorship, then? They could have their own jails and inquisitors or so? Kind of like do away with free will, something like that?
Oh, I see. The Church should have no public voice because some people who claim to be Catholic act completely outside of the teaching of the Church.
The Church should cater to them?
Not getting any logic here.
There are uninformed posters here at FreeRepublic and you are one of them. Let me quote you from the Catholic Encyclopedia regarding Pope Innocent III “One of the greatest popes of the Middle Ages” ... “He called upon France to raise an army for the suppression of the Albigenses.” Get it why someone who was reasonably informed might have problems with the Catholic Church based on its historical actions? The pope called on the government to make war on people who weren’t Christians the way the Pope defined Christianity. That is a fact and your own histories agree that it is so, and your histories call such men “great.” I think otherwise, and I don’t do so from a position of ignorance. You won’t be convinced by anything I say, so I’m not going to get in a long thread to show you your errors. It’s enough to say I agree with .45.
Thanks. It’s a little something I picked up in ninth grade.
Thanks. It’s a little something I picked up in ninth grade.
Are you still in the 9th grade?
Toying with the third rail can sometimes be dangerous. :^}
Yes, well, I was having a ninth grade moment while reading Gaffer’s blither.
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