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I've got to love the new Pope

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Carolyn Marie

That's certainly a step in the right direction. If Burke wants to change jobs, I'm certain there is a place for him over at Fox News, where he would be free to throw brickbats at the Pope to his heart's content. The Fox folks already think the Pope is a communist.

Thanks for posting this, Charlize.

Carolyn Marie

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If Fox thinks the Pope is a communist they should read the New Testament. That happens to be the case for most of the religious right.

Thumbs up for a Pope who believes in humanity.



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The new pope may well be the salvation of the Catholic church ultimately. I have known far mire Catholics who have left the church over it's archaic views than I have practicing Catholics the last couple of decades. Those I've known who were practicing Catholics have been lamenting how empty the churches have become and some I thought of as staunch have gone to other denominations.

I am also surprised that he has managed to take on so much of the hierarchy. Though the reasons are mere speculation it has been observed before no pope who tackled the church hierarchy survived long.

I have also heard those who have been severe critics of the Catholic church admire this man who lives his faith.

He justifies my faith in humanity


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Well said all of you,

Yep, I have plenty of ex-Catholic friends, and a few who only partially continue with the faith, so I know how much the church needs his loving leadership. I believe Pope Francis will lead a resurgence in faith for Catholics. I applaud him, and I would share a horn of mead with him any time. :thumbsup: Hail to the Pope! :)



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Guest Cari1967

His message of acceptance is so unlike the church in the past. He realizes God loves us all, despite our frailties.

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Guest Josy

I like what he had to say, but actions do speak louder than words.

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He interprets Genesis differently than my Bishop does, but he is not my Bishop's boss either.

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Guest Razilee

Pope Francis says, "the human person, male and female, can be said to be made in the image and likeness of God.", which seems to make those of us who are both man-and-female more reflective of His image than most. Although I've never been married, there has been much written about how gender dysphoria can disrupt families, but as the pope points out there are many other serious attacks on the family. Loving communication IS what's needed and an end to our own opposition to and subordination of others. That's what's important, not anyone particular agenda to change others.

I love Pope Francis,

Love you all,


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I belong to a spiritan catholic church. If there is one group of catholic priests that are accepting, they woul be it. One of our pastors sermons specifically addressed the whole men wearing women's clothing in Deutorotomy adding that if you read the whole passage and put it into context it was really saying don't follow pagan religions (because the priests of that religion wore dresses).

Me, I think understand gods message, I also understand that the bible is the word of god as interpreted by man and subject to error. Doesn't mean it is accurate. The history of it also should beg anyone to question the infallibity of the bible. The bible as written today was standardized by committee in the late Roman era (300-400 AD) as part of political process to unify the christian faith.

OH and what I take away from my christian faith:

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Love thy neighbor as thyself

Let he who is sinless cast the first stone.

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I agree with the sentiment that Pope Francis is lnot a communist. I suspect it might even be a bit much to call him a a socialist. From the time of his election to his current position as the Bishop of Rome, I have thought it sufficient simply to label him as a Jesuit...with all that entails.

I have certaily had a fondness for the men in black, but I have no illusions about their perspectives/agendas.

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