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Keep shouting, don't become anesthetized, pope tells young people
https://www.reuters.com ^ | March 25, 2018 | Philip Pullella

Posted on 03/25/2018 9:36:21 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis, starting Holy Week services leading to Easter, urged young people on Sunday to keep shouting and not allow the older generations to silence their voices or anesthetize their idealism.

Francis spoke a day after hundreds of thousands of young Americans and their supporters answered a call to action from survivors of last month’s Florida high school massacre and rallied across the United States to demand tighter gun laws.

He did not mention the demonstrations. Catholic News Service (CNS) said Gabriella Zuniga, 16, and her sister Valentina, 15, both students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, where 17 people were killed in February, attended the service with their parents.

CNS posted a photo of the two holding up signs in St. Peter’s Square, with one reading, “Protect Our Children, Not Our Guns.”

The 81-year-old Francis led a long and solemn Palm Sunday service before tens of thousands in the square, many of them young people there for the Catholic Church’s World Day of Youth.

Francis led a procession in front of the largest church in Christendom to commemorate the day the Bible says Jesus rode into Jerusalem and was hailed as a savior, only to be crucified five days later.

“YOU HAVE IT IN YOU TO SHOUT”

Drawing on biblical parallels, Francis urged the young people in the crowd not to let themselves be manipulated.

“The temptation to silence young people has always existed,” Francis said in the homily of a Mass.

“There are many ways to silence young people and make them invisible. Many ways to anesthetize them, to make them keep quiet, ask nothing, question nothing. There are many ways to sedate them, to keep them from getting involved, to make their dreams flat and dreary, petty and plaintive,” he said.

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TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; children; marchforourlives; popefrancis; tencommandments
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Pope Francis, who to me acts just like an arm of the democrat party, sides with Soros troublemakers, basically telling them to never give up on trying to get guns banned. I pray every day that God replaces this fraud with a real man of God instead of another leftist politician.
1 posted on 03/25/2018 9:36:21 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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What’s with this pope? He seems to have gone off the rails.


2 posted on 03/25/2018 9:38:43 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: NKP_Vet

Frankie is just another Obama wannabe.


3 posted on 03/25/2018 9:39:23 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: Jim 0216

Hes a commie POS


4 posted on 03/25/2018 9:40:02 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: NKP_Vet

A useful idiot for the radical globalist left.


5 posted on 03/25/2018 9:40:09 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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Chaos, anarchy and a call to arms. This sounds more out of the George Soros “how to de-stabilize a country” playbook. Satan smiles.


6 posted on 03/25/2018 9:41:04 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Keep the guns, ban the liberals.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Read his public statements, and it’s hard to reach the inevitable conclusion that there’s nothing religious about this man at all.


7 posted on 03/25/2018 9:41:13 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's.")
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I’m sure the pope was referring to the young people in Europe being groomed, raped, beaten and murdered by muslim invaders.


8 posted on 03/25/2018 9:42:44 AM PDT by Eddie01 (I'll learned it on Free Republic same as you)
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Francis urged young people on Sunday to keep shouting ...

urged the young people in the crowd not to let themselves be manipulated.

It's the ones who are shouting who are the manipulated ones.

9 posted on 03/25/2018 9:43:26 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Alberta's Child
Fifteen yard penalty for Boolean error, I think you left out a "not". :)

Just sayin'.

10 posted on 03/25/2018 9:43:45 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Jim 0216
He seems to have gone off the rails.

On a crazy train.

11 posted on 03/25/2018 9:44:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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I sure would like to know what they had on Benedict.


12 posted on 03/25/2018 9:45:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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Right. LOL.

I need another cup of coffee.

13 posted on 03/25/2018 9:46:44 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's.")
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Be careful what you ask for, Frankie, you just might get it.

A lot of those ‘young people’ are bound to do what they did to priests during the Spanish Civil War.


14 posted on 03/25/2018 9:47:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hollandaise sauce


15 posted on 03/25/2018 9:48:29 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: NKP_Vet; Army Air Corps
Those halberds maybe for show.

The MP5s and SG 550s aren't.

Image result for Swiss Guard Guns

16 posted on 03/25/2018 9:48:34 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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17 posted on 03/25/2018 9:48:58 AM PDT by vikingrinn
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"When you have to SHOUT, SHOUT. Don't talk."

18 posted on 03/25/2018 9:50:38 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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Pope Francis . . . urged young people on Sunday to keep shouting and not allow the older generations to silence their voices or anesthetize their idealism cynicism towards society or their naiveté towards government.
The natural disposition is always to believe. It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough. The wisest and most cautious of us all frequently gives credit to stories which he himself is afterwards both ashamed and astonished that he could possibly think of believing. Adam Smith, Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759)

19 posted on 03/25/2018 9:51:24 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (Presses can be 'associated,' or presses can be independent. Demand independent presses.)
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Shout....Shout....let it all out....


20 posted on 03/25/2018 9:51:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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