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  • Obama Motorcades to Petra: A Jackass in the Desert does not a Messiah Make

    03/24/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-24-2013 | MOTUS
    It’s Palm Sunday and the new Pope Francis I celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass at the Vatican. Yesterday the Pope warned the faithful of the “tyranny of relativism;”  (SNIP)  “We are building a dictatorship of relativism that does not recognize anything as definitive and whose ultimate goal consists solely of one’s own ego and desires.”  -Pope Benedict XVI And I think by now we all know the pitfalls of setting goals based on Won’s own ego and desires: I AM the Dream That reminds me, Big Guy finally wrapped up his Mideast tour yesterday with a visit to the...
  • Vivat Papa

    03/16/2013 5:35:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 15, 2013 | Rich Galen
    In the Monday, April 4, 2005 Mullings I wrote: I am not certain why I feel as strongly as I do about the passing of Pope John Paul II. I am not Catholic. I am not even Christian. I felt the same way watching the coverage of the Conclave in the Vatican to choose a man to replace Pope Benedict I. I'm not sure why I was so taken by the process and so eager to see who would be chosen. I have proven over the past four or five months that my understanding of American politics is a little...
  • Hoping for the Real Deal in Francis I

    03/15/2013 6:49:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 15, 2013 | Mona Charen
    My favorite talk show host is John Batchelor, whose often expressed, playful worry is that he isn't being cynical enough. The wisest (or is it the most cynical?) among us recognize that a degree of caution is always advisable when dealing with fellow human beings, and that the world has never lacked for frauds, liars, and hypocrites. Still, our age does seem to be more cynical than most, and with good reason. As Mark Twain said, "Man is the only animal that blushes, or needs to." When I was young, I admired presidents of the United States, religious leaders,...
  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope Francis

    03/13/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 365 replies
    BACKGROUND: Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ (born December 17, 1936) is the current pope of the Roman Catholic Church, elected on March 13, 2013, and taking the regnal name of Francis I. Prior to his election, he served as an Argentine cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. He was elevated to Pope in March 2013. Jorge Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. After studying at the seminary in Villa...