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Our New Pope Francis I!

I thought there would have been a thread by now but I couldn’t find anything other than that one regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

I am just ecstatic about this choice for a new Pontiff. He sounds like an awesome, awesome man. He’s dedicated himself to a life a purity, humility and service, and I cannot imagine a better candidate to head our Church. Super excited about this. It also gives me renewed faith in my Church, in that they Did not choose to pick some liberal, “modern” populist Pope, but went with a man who actually embodies the spirit and essence of what Jesus Christ taught us, That being service to God and your fellow man, love for one’s brother, mortification, charity, and love of God.

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350465?eng=y

http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.jp/2013/03/enter-francis.html

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[quote]Cortes wrote:
I thought there would have been a thread by now but I couldn’t find anything other than that one regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

I am just ecstatic about this choice for a new Pontiff. He sounds like an awesome, awesome man. He’s dedicated himself to a life a purity, humility and service, and I cannot imagine a better candidate to head our Church. Super excited about this. It also gives me renewed faith in my Church, in that they Did not choose to pick some liberal, “modern” populist Pope, but went with a man who actually embodies the spirit and essence of what Jesus Christ taught us, That being service to God and your fellow man, love for one’s brother, mortification, charity, and love of God.

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350465?eng=y

http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.jp/2013/03/enter-francis.html

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There’s another explanation… He’s latino, the Church knows well that Latino’s will soon be the dominant group in the Church, so a good way to make the masses happy.

Do you really think God talks to these dudes in funny costumes while they burn incense? :slight_smile: Or are they just a bunch of businessmen keeping their centuries old business running efficiently according to demographics?

You tell me…

[quote]Severiano wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:
I thought there would have been a thread by now but I couldn’t find anything other than that one regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

I am just ecstatic about this choice for a new Pontiff. He sounds like an awesome, awesome man. He’s dedicated himself to a life a purity, humility and service, and I cannot imagine a better candidate to head our Church. Super excited about this. It also gives me renewed faith in my Church, in that they Did not choose to pick some liberal, “modern” populist Pope, but went with a man who actually embodies the spirit and essence of what Jesus Christ taught us, That being service to God and your fellow man, love for one’s brother, mortification, charity, and love of God.

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350465?eng=y

http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.jp/2013/03/enter-francis.html

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There’s another explanation… He’s latino, the Church knows well that Latino’s will soon be the dominant group in the Church, so a good way to make the masses happy.

Do you really think God talks to these dudes in funny costumes while they burn incense? :slight_smile: Or are they just a bunch of businessmen keeping their centuries old business running efficiently according to demographics?

You tell me… [/quote]

I think God talks to them. But I don’t expect you to believe that.

[quote]Cortes wrote:

[quote]Severiano wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:
I thought there would have been a thread by now but I couldn’t find anything other than that one regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

I am just ecstatic about this choice for a new Pontiff. He sounds like an awesome, awesome man. He’s dedicated himself to a life a purity, humility and service, and I cannot imagine a better candidate to head our Church. Super excited about this. It also gives me renewed faith in my Church, in that they Did not choose to pick some liberal, “modern” populist Pope, but went with a man who actually embodies the spirit and essence of what Jesus Christ taught us, That being service to God and your fellow man, love for one’s brother, mortification, charity, and love of God.

http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350465?eng=y

http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.jp/2013/03/enter-francis.html

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There’s another explanation… He’s latino, the Church knows well that Latino’s will soon be the dominant group in the Church, so a good way to make the masses happy.

Do you really think God talks to these dudes in funny costumes while they burn incense? :slight_smile: Or are they just a bunch of businessmen keeping their centuries old business running efficiently according to demographics?

You tell me… [/quote]

I think God talks to them. But I don’t expect you to believe that.
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I don’t believe it, I think maybe it happens like I explained. But those are your beliefs, you are entitled to them and I respect them.

Just have to offer some other explanation is all. I hope it ends up being a righteous move for the Church, regardless of what I believe the true intentions to be. They have a lot of cleaning up and explaining to do, hopefully this guy has the integrity to do the right thing.

[quote]Cortes wrote:<<< in that they Did not choose to pick some liberal, “modern” populist Pope, >>>[/quote]That would have been a complete disaster. Church Militant TV, Micheal Voris outfit likes the guy. The “progressives” most assuredly will not. I don’t know how wise it is choosing one that only has a few years left again though. I’m happy that yourself, Brother Chris and other Catholics I know are happy. How much more can I honestly say?

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:<<< in that they Did not choose to pick some liberal, “modern” populist Pope, >>>[/quote]That would have been a complete disaster. Church Militant TV, Micheal Voris outfit likes the guy. The “progressives” most assuredly will not. I don’t know how wise it is choosing one that only has a few years left again though. I’m happy that yourself, Brother Chris and other Catholics I know are happy. How much more can I honestly say?
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Thrilled to hear Michael Voris likes him, too. That’s an EXCELLENT sign.

As far as his age, well, you take what you have. When the best guy is 76, you take the best guy, despite the fact that he is 76. He seems like he is presently in good health. My parish priest is nearly 86, 6’4", has absolutely no trouble moving around without assistance, sharp as a razor and has all the energy of a man half his age. I’m not all that worried about it.

Awesome.

http://news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-humility-stops-hotel-bags-112502058.html

[quote]Cortes wrote:
Awesome.

http://news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-humility-stops-hotel-bags-112502058.html[/quote]

That is pretty awesome.

[quote]Cortes wrote:<<< Thrilled to hear Michael Voris likes him, too. That’s an EXCELLENT sign. >>>[/quote]Voris office is 15 minutes from me. I am trying to get him to meet with me. No go so far, but he hasn’t turned me down either. He did personally respond though. Man his assistant doesn’t like me one bit despite my absolutely “charitable” and respectful demeanor. Micheal Voris is the real deal. Would to God that the rest of your church could remember herself like he does. As I said on my Facebook page. The pyramids will long have returned to the dusts of Giza before I could EVER be a Roman Catholic (big C), but IF I ever were to convert, I’d ask Micheal Voris to disciple me.

I think he would burn me at the stake if he had the chance LOL!!! Love the guy. Seriously.

His opinion IS indeed very telling.

[quote]Severiano wrote:
There’s another explanation… He’s latino, the Church knows well that Latino’s will soon be the dominant group in the Church, so a good way to make the masses happy. [/quote]

He’s was born Latin America, but he’s Italian.

Reductionism doesn’t dignify a reply.

[quote]Cortes wrote:

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:<<< in that they Did not choose to pick some liberal, “modern” populist Pope, >>>[/quote]That would have been a complete disaster. Church Militant TV, Micheal Voris outfit likes the guy. The “progressives” most assuredly will not. I don’t know how wise it is choosing one that only has a few years left again though. I’m happy that yourself, Brother Chris and other Catholics I know are happy. How much more can I honestly say?
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Thrilled to hear Michael Voris likes him, too. That’s an EXCELLENT sign.

As far as his age, well, you take what you have. When the best guy is 76, you take the best guy, despite the fact that he is 76. He seems like he is presently in good health. My parish priest is nearly 86, 6’4", has absolutely no trouble moving around without assistance, sharp as a razor and has all the energy of a man half his age. I’m not all that worried about it. [/quote]

He’s also an Eastern Church Ordinary (since Buenos Aires has no Eastern Church Bishop) so he has the ability to say the Liturgy of St. John.

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:<<< Thrilled to hear Michael Voris likes him, too. That’s an EXCELLENT sign. >>>[/quote]Voris office is 15 minutes from me. I am trying to get him to meet with me. No go so far, but he hasn’t turned me down either. He did personally respond though. Man his assistant doesn’t like me one bit despite my absolutely “charitable” and respectful demeanor. Micheal Voris is the real deal. Would to God that the rest of your church could remember herself like he does. As I said on my Facebook page. The pyramids will long have returned to the dusts of Giza before I could EVER be a Roman Catholic (big C), but IF I ever were to convert, I’d ask Micheal Voris to disciple me.

I think he would burn me at the stake if he had the chance LOL!!! Love the guy. Seriously.

His opinion IS indeed very telling.
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Your statements don’t make any historical or theological sense. You seem to have this fantasy about MV and the Church that is not based in reality. The peculiar thing about burning people at the stake is that it was done by monarchs.

[quote]Brother Chris wrote:

[quote]Severiano wrote:
There’s another explanation… He’s latino, the Church knows well that Latino’s will soon be the dominant group in the Church, so a good way to make the masses happy. [/quote]

He’s was born Latin America, but he’s Italian.

Reductionism doesn’t dignify a reply.[/quote]

I do not want to move this thread in another direction but, what exactly do you think a Latino is?? Most if not all Latinos are mixed. We are not a race we are a culture. I am Latino born to Mexican parents but, both of them are children of immigrant parents. German, Norwegian, Spanish, Bulgarian, and Indigenous

[quote]Brother Chris wrote:

[quote]Tiribulus wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:<<< Thrilled to hear Michael Voris likes him, too. That’s an EXCELLENT sign. >>>[/quote]Voris office is 15 minutes from me. I am trying to get him to meet with me. No go so far, but he hasn’t turned me down either. He did personally respond though. Man his assistant doesn’t like me one bit despite my absolutely “charitable” and respectful demeanor. Micheal Voris is the real deal. Would to God that the rest of your church could remember herself like he does. As I said on my Facebook page. The pyramids will long have returned to the dusts of Giza before I could EVER be a Roman Catholic (big C), but IF I ever were to convert, I’d ask Micheal Voris to disciple me.

I think he would burn me at the stake if he had the chance LOL!!! Love the guy. Seriously.

His opinion IS indeed very telling.
[/quote]

Your statements don’t make any historical or theological sense. You seem to have this fantasy about MV and the Church that is not based in reality. The peculiar thing about burning people at the stake is that it was done by monarchs.[/quote]
We’ll do this somewhere where else Christopher.

[quote]smh23 wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:
Awesome.

http://news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-humility-stops-hotel-bags-112502058.html[/quote]

That is pretty awesome.[/quote]

No offence but I don’t see what’s so awesome. He paid a hotel bill that was required. Woop de doo? Unless there was something else to it?

Cortes, congrats. I am not a Catholic, but it sounds like you are very happy with the guy, and my Catholic friends appear to be likewise happy.

He seems like a very interesting (and humble) man.

[quote]thunderbolt23 wrote:
Cortes, congrats. I am not a Catholic, but it sounds like you are very happy with the guy, and my Catholic friends appear to be likewise happy.

He seems like a very interesting (and humble) man.[/quote]

Thanks, thunderbolt, I appreciate the kind words!

[quote]forbes wrote:

[quote]smh23 wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:
Awesome.

http://news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-humility-stops-hotel-bags-112502058.html[/quote]

That is pretty awesome.[/quote]

No offence but I don’t see what’s so awesome. He paid a hotel bill that was required. Woop de doo? Unless there was something else to it?[/quote]

I thought it was pretty cool that, among other acts of humility, the leader of fully one seventh of the world’s population decides to forgo sending someone to fetch his bags or pay his bills, but does so himself, and takes the time out to personally thank the hotel staff. I took it as an indication of excellent character, humility and virtue. Which is, in my opinion, awesome.

[quote]Cortes wrote:

[quote]forbes wrote:

[quote]smh23 wrote:

[quote]Cortes wrote:
Awesome.

http://news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-humility-stops-hotel-bags-112502058.html[/quote]

That is pretty awesome.[/quote]

No offence but I don’t see what’s so awesome. He paid a hotel bill that was required. Woop de doo? Unless there was something else to it?[/quote]

I thought it was pretty cool that, among other acts of humility, the leader of fully one seventh of the world’s population decides to forgo sending someone to fetch his bags or pay his bills, but does so himself, and takes the time out to personally thank the hotel staff. I took it as an indication of excellent character, humility and virtue. Which is, in my opinion, awesome. [/quote]

It is neat he went to go pick up his bags, but who really paid the bill? Did you notice he had the Saint Peter Mastercard? That is a joke, but he did pay his bill, but his money was given to him from the Roman Catholic Church whether as pay or a stipen. I dont know how the RCC pays its priests, bishops, Cardinals, or Pope.

Didn’t Pope John Paul I go pick up his own bags, and left his medicine behind? That is an honest question.

My Catholic Friend was very happy a new Earthly Leader of the Church was chosen.