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Old 14th March 2013, 07:08 PM
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Smile Pope Francis First Homily ---Excellent!!!!

Boy, he sounds like a strong doctoral Pope in his first Homily


VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - In his first public Mass, Pope Francis urged the Catholic Church on Thursday to stick to its roots and shun modern temptations, warning that it would become just "a compassionate NGO" if it forgot its true mission.

The Argentinean pope, addressing cardinals in the Sistine Chapel where he was elected pontiff on Wednesday, said the Church should be more focused on the Gospels of Jesus Christ.

"We can walk all we want, we can build many things, but if we don't proclaim Jesus Christ, something is wrong. We would become a compassionate NGO and not a Church which is the bride of Christ," he said, speaking in Italian without notes.

"He who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil. When we don't proclaim Jesus Christ, we proclaim the worldliness of the devil, the worldliness of the demon."



http://news.yahoo.com/pope-first-hom...170448214.html



Yes, my emotions played into my first reactions... But I was wrong ... Glad I was!!!!
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Old 14th March 2013, 08:31 PM
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Agreed, this is a breath of fresh air... unexpected as well.

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Old 14th March 2013, 09:01 PM
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He is getting much 'good publicity' in the Mass Media for now
http://news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-h...145111023.html

But once he starts condemning the grave sins that are promoted by that same Media, they will change their tune.
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Old 15th March 2013, 04:33 AM
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I like this quote from his homily:

"He who does not pray to the Lord prays to the devil. When we don't proclaim Jesus Christ, we proclaim the worldliness of the devil, the worldliness of the demon."

So true, we are lost without personal prayer.
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Old 15th March 2013, 04:34 PM
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Default Good start.

Yes, so far he seems like a good choice. Hopefully, we will continue to feel that way.
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