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    Pope Francis is the Catholic Church’s Obama – God help us



    Pope Francis is undergoing a popularity surge comparable to the way Barack Obama was greeted by the world in 2008. And just as President Obama has been a disappointment for America, Pope Francis will prove a disaster for the Catholic Church.

    My fellow Catholics should be suspicious when bastions of anti-Catholicism in the left-wing media are in love with him.

    Much is being made of his ‘compassion’ and ‘humility,’ but kissing babies and hugging the sick is nothing new. Every pope in recent memory has done the same, yet only now are the media paying attention. Benedict XVI and John Paul II refused to kowtow to the liberal agenda, and so such displays of tenderness were under-covered.

    But Francis is beating a retreat for the Catholic Church, and making sure its controversial doctrines are whispered, not yelled – no wonder the New York Times is in love.

    Just like President Obama loved apologizing for America, Pope Francis likes to apologize for the Catholic Church, thinking that the Church is at its best when it is passive and not offending anyone’s sensibilities.
    Said wholly without self awareness or irony by the man whose sensibilities have been offended.
    "There are four lights!"

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    Interesting article. Although it's a bit heavy handed for me, he makes some good points. I think many Catholics have made some of those points.

    One thing that was interesting to me was the author's discussion of Vatican II. It was before my time, so I don't know Catholicism as anything different (and my family members weren't strict practicing Catholics anyway), but many Catholics that I know that are in their 60's or older, and were raised in a very Catholic environment (i.e., non-publics) viewed Vatican II similarly.
    Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
    Robert Southwell, S.J.

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    • #3
      Hmmmmmm.

      If Pope Francis is like Obama, then is everybody going to have to try to get their salvation on a website that doesn't work? lol.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lanie View Post
        Hmmmmmm.

        If Pope Francis is like Obama, then is everybody going to have to try to get their salvation on a website that doesn't work? lol.
        Either way, everyone winds up stuck in purgatory!
        “Any sufficiently advanced capitalism is indistinguishable from rent seeking.” ~ =j

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