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A Pope Named “Francis”? Well, it’s About Time

Davole Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:47 AM
Hopefully Pope FRANCIS will FRANKLY explain to America's so-called Catholic politicians that they will be excommunicated if they do not respect, endorse, and adhere to Catholic doctrine, especially regarding abortion and perverted-sex so-called marriages!
goldilocks Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 1:34 PM
so are catholics authoritarian/hierarchical communitarians?
muhl Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 3:23 PM
I'm not sure what all that garbage means.

But, a TRUE Catholic is a frail human who makes a SINCERE attempt to live his/her life accordng to the example set by Jesus, KNOWING aforehand that he/she will fail in the attempt, and yet incessantly pursues that goal.
Reginald10 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 3:26 PM
Catholics, and really all Christians, are monarchists.

There is one King, and neither our current president nor pope are He.

One thing amazed me about the new pope being appointed last week. For the first time in Church history---after about 800 years---a pope chose the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. I hadn’t realized this was the first time ever. Well, it’s about time.

Francis of Assisi, for whom one of our great cities is named (San Francisco) was a delightful Christian example for Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox Christians alike. If more of us who profess to follow Christ were more like him, we would have a much stronger witness before the watching world.

Francis Bernardone...