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Offline Stella

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Pope Francis Celebrates Mass for Gardeners, Janitors
« on: April 21, 2013, 06:30:39 PM »
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  • http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-celebrates-mass-for-vatican-gardeners-janitors/

    Pope Francis sits in the back of the Chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae before celebrating Mass with the Vatican gardeners and janitors March 22, 2013. Credit: L'Osservatore Romano.



    Vatican City, Mar 22, 2013 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis celebrated a small Mass for the Vatican’s janitors and gardeners on the morning of March 22 in the Domus Sanctae Marthae chapel.

    Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano described the Mass as “a simple celebration to which the Pope invited employees of the garden and cleaning services of the Governorate of Vatican City State.”

    The Pontiff’s short homily commented on the daily readings, explaining that we “stone” Jesus in our weak and vulnerable brothers and sisters when we have hearts of stone, according to the publication.

    The Vatican newspaper reported that sisters from three religious communities were also present at the Mass - the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, the Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple.

    Throughout the early days of his papacy, the Holy Father has drawn attention for his gestures of humility and simplicity.

    During his inaugural Mass, Pope Francis stopped his vehicle during the procession to bless and kiss a disabled man. The Vatican recently announced that the Pope has decided to celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper in a juvenile detention facility in Rome rather than at a basilica, where the Mass is usually held.

    As archbishop of Argentina, he was known for his humility and deep affection for the poor, living in a simple apartment where he cooked his own meals, riding public transportation and spending time with the marginalized.

    Other small acts since his election to the papacy have also attracted attention. Pope Francis made personal phone calls to both the head of the Jesuits in Rome and the owner of a newspaper kiosk back in Argentina, whom he informed that he would no longer need a paper delivered daily to his residence.

    Tags: Pope Francis, Simplicity, Humility
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    « Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 07:52:02 PM »
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  • Does CNA and ETWN not seen the incongruity of this statement they publish:

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    Throughout the early days of his papacy, the Holy Father has drawn attention for his gestures of humility and simplicity.


    In any event, I see that the Domus Sanctae Marthae chapel uses chairs and has no kneelers.  


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    « Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 09:28:31 PM »
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  • What a non inspiring chapel.  Which is a better way of calling it than use
    the word "ugly" the correct turn.
    No matter how much we give to the poor, we will always have the poor.
    The so called "war on poverty" welfare programs that started in the
    1960's.  Not only do we have more poor, but it is costing many times
    more. We are now on our way in becoming a majority "poverty nation".

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    « Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 04:58:32 AM »
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  • Quote from: RomanCatholic1953
    What a non inspiring chapel.  Which is a better way of calling it than use the word "ugly" the correct turn.



    That's not a Catholic chapel, it's a Conciliar chapel which accurately represents the NO religion.
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    « Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 05:08:16 PM »
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  • Of all the disturbing aspects in this picture, the one that bothered me most is that he is sitting in the back, with the people.

    He doesn't seem to be interested in learning how to pope.
    Mother of God, pray for us sinners.


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    « Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 11:43:12 PM »
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  • What he doesn't seem to understand - or perhaps he just doesn't care - is that he isn't just "one of the people," whether he likes it or not. True humility would entail his accepting his office - perks and all - for the glory of God.
    "Kindness is for fools! They [modernists] want to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses, but they ought to be beaten with fists. In a duel, you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can. War is not made with charity. It is a struggle, a duel." -- Pope St. Pius X

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    « Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 11:06:25 PM »
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  • The last pope to not live in the papal apartments was Pope Piux X. I wonder if there are any other similarities between Pope Francis and Pope Pius X?

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    « Reply #7 on: April 28, 2013, 11:12:21 PM »
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    The last pope to not live in the papal apartments was Pope Piux X. I wonder if there are any other similarities between Pope Francis and Pope Pius X?


    Nope.  
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    « Reply #8 on: April 28, 2013, 11:45:08 PM »
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    The last pope to not live in the papal apartments was Pope Piux X. I wonder if there are any other similarities between Pope Francis and Pope Pius X?


    Besides wearing a white cassock, I would guess not.
    "Kindness is for fools! They [modernists] want to be treated with oil, soap, and caresses, but they ought to be beaten with fists. In a duel, you don't count or measure the blows, you strike as you can. War is not made with charity. It is a struggle, a duel." -- Pope St. Pius X

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    « Reply #9 on: April 29, 2013, 12:17:09 AM »
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  • How about when Pope Francis says that Jesus cannot be found outside the Catholic Church?

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/jesus-not-found-outside-the-church-pope-preaches/

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    « Reply #10 on: April 29, 2013, 12:24:24 AM »
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    How about when Pope Francis says that Jesus cannot be found outside the Catholic Church?

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/jesus-not-found-outside-the-church-pope-preaches/


    Well, in typical modernist fashion he doesn't actually say "Catholic."  Just "Church."  Of course a Catholic will assume that he's talking about the Catholic Church (after all, he's pope, right?  Right?!).  Of course, a protestant or an Orthodox schismatic will take their own interpretation away from it, which will also be perfectly acceptable to their false religion.  If you look through the comments, "Deacon" James Pearce properly expresses what Bergoglio really means:

    "Since the Catholic Church is the bride of Christ, since she teaches the truth, is guided by the Holy Spirit, yes, there is no salvation outside of the Church. If you have faith in Christ, you are or want to be part of the Church and achieve salvation."

    That's heresy, by the way.


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    « Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 12:27:31 AM »
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  • Yes, but Jesus is not found outside the Catholic Church

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    « Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 12:31:34 AM »
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    Yes, but Jesus is not found outside the Catholic Church


    Of course, but Francis didn't say that.  And I doubt he believes it.  This is the man that knelt to receive a blessing from protestant ministers at an ecumenical gathering.  The man who went for a nice PR move and participated in the celebration of Hanukkah.  Need I go on?
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    « Reply #13 on: April 29, 2013, 02:41:37 AM »
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    Yes, but Jesus is not found outside the Catholic Church


    Of course, but Francis didn't say that.  And I doubt he believes it.  This is the man that knelt to receive a blessing from protestant ministers at an ecumenical gathering.  The man who went for a nice PR move and participated in the celebration of Hanukkah.  Need I go on?

    Maybe he didn't say it but I do say it.
     

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    « Reply #14 on: April 29, 2013, 03:32:42 AM »
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  • Another pope who had a great love of the poor was Pope St Pius V.

    Against his own wishes, Michael was elected Pope in 1566. Taking the name of Pius V, the new Pope set an example for the faithful through acts of humility and charity. He visited the sick, washed the feet of the poor and suffering, and adopted a stripped-down lifestyle in accordance with his Dominican formation.

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/church-commemorates-pope-st-pius-v-on-april-30/

     

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