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… It is a Teaching Moment for the Church [#marriage]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,December 15th,2016

.. and , as usual , the LameStream media missed it , completely …

.. the Holy Father was trying to send multiple messages as Bishop of Rome , as well as Pope , to the world at large by officiating at a marriage ceremony . A Pope doing this , especially in public , is extraordinarily rare [Saint John Paul II was the last to do so , in 1998] ….

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the interview segments…

.. yes , he is trying to send a message of inclusiveness to the church and to the world . It does not mean that he is altering church doctrine , though . What he is doing is altering [sometimes greatly] how it is presented and prepared …

.. each of the cardinals that is coming to the Synod , in addition to the Bishops , is themselves a Bishop . Pope Francis I is trying to lead and send more than one message to more than one audience in what he is doing and what he is trying to do ….

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… When a Pope really Makes a Difference [#naming Cardinals]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 28th,2016

.. the Princes of the Church really run the Church .

.. they are also the brainpower and the theological heft of the Church and the faithful …

.. when a Pope creates new cardinals , it really makes a difference . Most of all , when the cardinal is below the [voting age] of 80 , it really matters . Any of those folks participating in a possible Papal Conclave could come out of it as the new Pope …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. Pope Francis has created [already] almost 1/5 (or , 20%) of the voting age cardinals in the church . Many of them are from outside of Italy and also from outside of continental Europe . So , the face of the Church is continuing to change …

.. eventually , there will be Popes from Asia , and , believe it or not , from North America . It may not happen soon , but , it will happen someday …

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… The Holy Father must remain a Strong Voice [#Human Rights]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 20th,2016

.. addressing issues in the U.S. is one thing ..

.. doing it at the U.N. is expected of any Pope ..

.. but facing up to a dictatorship , that is the real test ..

.. [h/t — WashingtonComPost.com]..
.. [link] to the editorial ..

.. the Holy Father ‘ s recent trip to Cuba could have gone better . The Vatican has a powerful voice of moral standing to bring to the world . Saint John Paul II proved how powerful that it could be by carefully confronting the Soviet Union and Communism , and eventually bringing freedom to the Warsaw Pact nations , Central Europe , Eastern Europe , and to Russia itself …

.. please , Your Holiness , you can do better … Much better !! …

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… Maybe this Idiot will Get the Message [#Evo Morales]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,July 20th,2015

.. it I common for visiting foreign leaders to exchange gifts with their hosts . That applies especially to His Holiness , Pope Francis I , who besides being the leader of the Roman Catholic Church is the head of the Vatican City State . so it pays in particular for foreign leaders to be extra nice to the Pope ..

.. It seems that Evo Morales needs to learn a sense of diplomatic and religious tact ..

.. right now His Holiness is on a 3 – nation tour of Latin American [Argentina , Bolivia , and Ecuador] . Well , it seems that 9 years in office for Mr. Morales has not taught him all that much . In particular with dealings with the Roman Catholic Church ..

.. [h/t — Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clips ..

.. you give gifts of some moral or religious value to the Pope . But a so – called ” Communist Crucifix ” ? No , no , absolutely not …

— [update]  — I goofed . His Holiness did go to  Ecuador and Bolivia . However , I made a  big  mistake . The third country that the  Holy Father visited was Paraguay , not Argentina …..

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… Meriam Ibrahim , Welcome to Freedom …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,July 25th,2014

.. at last , meriam Ibrahim and her family are free !! …

.. the other day , the Sudanese (with US and Italian intercession) allowed Ibrahim , her husband , and their kids to fly out of Khartoum , Sudan to Italy …

.. [h/t — theBlaze.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

Meriam Ibrahim Pope Francis I

.. this day [July 24th , 2014] , she received multiple great blessings . She visited the Vatican , and met with Pope Francis I . The Holy Father gave her a rosary , celebrating her hard – won and defended Christian faith …

.. May God Bless You , Meriam Ibrahim and your family !! …

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… I would have loved to have been a Fly on the Wall …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 1st,2014

.. when POTUS met the Holy Father …

.. they mave have had some issues in common (income inequality) . But not many …

.. from the details that have leaked out , POTUS got one hell of a lecture from the Holy Father . Given the problems that ObamaCrapCare has been causing for relgion and freedom , I can guess why …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. to be honest , whom do you believe ? I would go with the Holy Father over the Liar of the Year , every time …

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… Oops [POTUS and Pope Francis] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 31st,2014

.. know how you can tell a visit did not go well …

.. when the Holy See is in spin mode , and out – spins the ObamaCrap White House …

.. [h/t — TAS]..
.. [link] .. to the Holy See video release …

.. it appears that Obama managed to bomb in his visit to the Vatican . How an American President manages to do that ? With great difficulty ….and , in POTUS ‘ case , extreme arrogance …

.. [h/t — NationalReview]..
.. [link] .. to the SpecialReport show segment

.. Dr. Charles Krauthammer ‘ s question is spot on , as usual . Whom do you believe ? …

After Pope Francis met with President Obama, each leader had a different take on their conversation. Where Obama said the conversation focused on income inequality and that social schisms were largely ignored, the Vatican said “religious freedom, life, and conscientious objection” were discussed.

According to Charles Krauthammer, it’s easy to choose who to believe. “On the one hand you’ve got the Bishop of Rome, the Holy See, of whom a billion co-religionists believe in his infallibility,” Krauthammer said. “On the other hand you’ve got a man who said, ‘If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.’ So who are you going to choose?”

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… Congratulations to a Future Saint …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,September 4th,2013

.. that is his late holiness , John Paul II .

… from NewsMax …

John Paul’s Canonization Date Set

Edward  Pentin

Pope John Paul II will be canonized on April 27 next year, a top Vatican  source has told Newsmax exclusively.
Although the Vatican has not officially confirmed the date, Pope Francis  has already let it be known in a private conversation that

... a future saint !! ...

… a future saint !! …

the Sunday after  Easter is the date he wants for the ceremony.

When asked by an official close to the Pope’s inner circle whether a date had been set, Francis responded with a laugh and replied: “I can tell you now if you like! It will be April 27.”
The source told Newsmax: “I was surprised by his frankness, but he took a  step back, laughed and then [said] the date. He was surrounded by top officials  who didn’t seem to mind.”
Among those within earshot was Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the  Pontifical Household, who will be partly responsible for organizing the  canonization ceremony.
Pope John XXIII, who was pontiff from 1958 to 1963 and convened the Second  Vatican Council, is also expected to be canonized on the same date.
The Vatican is expected to make an official announcement on Sept. 30 when a  consistory of cardinals will formally approve the canonization date.
During a papal press conference on his return from Rio de Janeiro July 28,  Pope Francis said both Popes will be canonized “together,” but said it was  unlikely the canonizations would take place during the autumn or winter as many  Poles will be traveling to Rome for the ceremony  by bus, and the road conditions could be bad.
After speaking with Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, John Paul II’s former  private secretary and archbishop of Krakow, he said two other possible dates  arose: Christ  the King Sunday, which falls this year on Nov. 24, and Divine Mercy Sunday — the  Sunday after Easter — which will be on April 27, 2014.
Pope Francis Portrait Painting

Pope Francis Portrait Painting (Photo credit: faithmouse)

Pope Francis said he thought there was “too little time” for the  canonizations to take place in November and said he needed to speak with the  person in charge of saints’ causes, Cardinal Angelo Amato. The cardinal said at  the end of August that the date will be officially announced on Sept. 30.

Asked on Tuesday if he could confirm the date, Vatican spokesman Fr.  Federico Lombardi told Newsmax: “The consistory is held precisely in order to  establish and announce the date publicly, so I don’t think it’s correct to say  that the thing is already decided. If it isn’t, we should save ourselves for the  consistory.”
But he added: “We can say that it is very likely, given that the Pope made  an explicit reference to [Divine Mercy Sunday] in the interview on the return  flight from Rio, saying that he realized that in winter, it would be difficult  for pilgrims from Poland and countries of Central and Northern Europe to attend,  and so it was better to postpone until the spring.”
Divine Mercy Sunday is a special day for John Paul, who established the  feast day in 2001. Its origins  date back to Polish nun Faustina Kowalska, who had a devotion to the Divine  Mercy after an encounter with Jesus.
In visions and conversations with Jesus, Kowalska, who lived from  1905-1938, said Jesus asked her specifically for a feast of Divine Mercy to be  established so mankind would take refuge in Jesus.
John Paul II died on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday in 2005.
The theme of mercy is also central to the pontificate of Pope Francis, who  has frequently said, “This is the time for mercy.” Vatican spokesman Father  Federico Lombardi told Vatican Radio July 30 that Francis has “great  effectiveness in helping people understand the theme of God’s love and mercy,  which reaches out to soothe and heal the wounds of humanity.”
Pope Francis signed a decree July 5 that gave the go-ahead for the  canonizations of both John Paul II and John XXIII. Usually two miracles  attributed to a candidate’s intercession are required to become a saint. A  French nun, who was inexplicably cured of Parkinson’s disease, led to John Paul  II’s beatification on May 1, 2011.
A second miracle, which must occur after a beatification, involved a Costa  Rican woman who was cured of a cerebral aneurysm the very day of John Paul II’s  beatification.
For John XXIII, Pope Francis took the rare step of waiving the requirement  of a second miracle, paving the way for his canonization.
Many are rejoicing at the speed at which John Paul II — whom many chanted ‘santo subito!’ (Saint now!) at his death — is being canonized. They see this as  a further testament to his holiness, but some are uneasy at the haste of the  process.
Often it can take centuries between the death of a person with a reputation  for holiness and their canonization. But for John Paul II’s cause for  canonization, the process was partially expedited after pressure was placed on  Benedict XVI to waive the usual five years between a candidate’s death and the  opening of their cause. Benedict agreed to the waiver in May 2005.
When the late Polish pontiff is elevated to altars on April 27, it will  have been only nine years and 25 days since his death.
… LEC here — It is a honour well deserved . I would bet that April 27th will become Saint John Paul II day . It should be solo  , but will not be , because other saints will share it . Oh , Well . May God in Heaven bless Saint John Paul II !! …

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… Nope on the Pope …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,March 12th,2013

… Oh , Well . Their eminences have not made a selection . Not at this time …

Pope Benedictus XVI

Pope Benedictus XVI

… that is what black smoke gets you …

… hopefully , when they do select a new holy father , they have fixed the smoke problem , and that it turns out clearly white , not gray , like the
last time …

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