Monday Morning Randoms

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Monday Morning Randoms
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Mon, 10-07-2013 - 7:50am

Do you have any interest in reading the Elizabeth Smart story?

What is your natural hair color and do you color it? 

If you were granted ONE wish, what would it be and why? 

What is your favorite Doritos flavor if you like them? 

What are you doing right now? 

 

 


 


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Wed, 10-09-2013 - 7:40am
It is, BTW, heartening to see how concerned Pope Francis, or Pope Frank as I like to call him for his wonderful straight talk, is about poverty. In June, for example, he said: "Poverty in the world is a scandal. In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, that there are so many children without an education, so many poor persons. Poverty today is a cry."
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Wed, 10-09-2013 - 7:41am
Oh, and I have to add that I think it is completely wonderful how the new Pope has changed the church's tone when it comes to homosexual Catholics.
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Wed, 10-09-2013 - 7:43am

I am sorry to read that merella, That is so heart wrenching.  There was a similar local story in an area we lived, the mother had gone on a run one Sunday afternoon and got struck and killed.  I subscribe to their link on fb and they turned their pain into a fundariaser, the cause (for education I think) is in memory of that mom. 

 


 


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Wed, 10-09-2013 - 8:15am

I can't imagine how traumatic that must have been for ES. 

 


 


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Thu, 10-10-2013 - 8:53am

The pope is an amazing and incredibly humble man, I love him already too. 

 


 


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Thu, 10-10-2013 - 7:25pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
It is, BTW, heartening to see how concerned Pope Francis, or Pope Frank as I like to call him for his wonderful straight talk, is about poverty. In June, for example, he said: "Poverty in the world is a scandal. In a world where there is so much wealth, so many resources to feed everyone, it is unfathomable that there are so many hungry children, that there are so many children without an education, so many poor persons. Poverty today is a cry."

I love how Pope Frank has gotten the most conservative US Cardinals and Bishops scrambling. I had high hopes when they elected a Jesuit, and he has not disappointed.

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Fri, 10-11-2013 - 7:01am

Pope Francis reminds me a lot of JP II who bridged a lot of the divide.   I don't know what bishops scrambling means, a lot of the press has taken his comments out of context to make it fit "news", Lol.  But hey, it's nice to read your warm words about the pope considering what you've said about the church before chestnuthooligan.

 


 


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Fri, 10-11-2013 - 4:51pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Pope Francis reminds me a lot of JP II who bridged a lot of the divide.   I don't know what bishops scrambling means, a lot of the press has taken his comments out of context to make it fit "news", Lol.  But hey, it's nice to read your warm words about the pope considering what you've said about the church before chestnuthooligan.</p>

Jams - I had 16 years of Catholic education and I loved the religion of my youth where the idealistic nuns and priests after Vatican II were inspired to fight proverty, social injustice, and protest the war in Vietnam. It's a part of my cultural and spiritual heritage. The  hierarchy, misogynistic liars who covered up abusive priests, is what turned me from the Catholic Church forever. I did not lose my faith, I resigned from the organizational church.

Pope Francis' tone is certainly upsetting the US Cardinals and Bishops. He made it quite evident that he seems to agree more with the nuns views on the emphasis on working for social justice, rather than abortion and gays, and right wing politics. Tone is important when the leader of the Church is setting priorities.

Some US Bishops who seemed rather unsettled by the Pope's statements follow:

Providence  Bishop Tobin said " I'm a little bit disappointed in Pope Francis that he hasn't, at least that I'm aware of, said much about unborn children, about abortion, and many people have noticed that."

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said that some more conservative Catholics “generally have not been really happy” with Francis and that the pope will have to find a way “to care for them too.” 

Arch Bishop Cordileone of SF, acknowledged the Pope was right about judging gay people, but he reiterating that it was absolutely necessary to continue his fight against same-sex marriage for the benefit of society.

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