Skip to comments.Pope Francis, The Choice (Time person of the year!)
Posted on 12/11/2013 6:31:03 AM PST by Morgana
Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was taken away because he wore it. Here endeth the lesson.
How do you practice humility from the most exalted throne on earth? Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quicklyyoung and old, faithful and cynicalas has Pope Francis. In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of women, the nature of marriage, the temptations of power.
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Frankly I thought they were going to go with Ed Snowden.
Few have had a bigger impact on the news cycle.
I’m lovin’ it ping!!
He made the list.
My choice would have been Ted Cruz.
But the Pope is a newsmaker, that’s for sure.
Why am I not surprised? A Pope who downplays morality and repentance, who makes silly statements like ‘Just say no to war!’ and who attacks free markets and argues for one world government to impose economic equality...yep, he sounds like someone Time would approve of!
You know not what you speak of.
Ted Cruz is my choice for Prez. I sure hope he makes it to the general election.
Now you've done it. How dare you? Do you really think Time Magazine would actually pick someone because they mirror and promote leftist views? And for those who might not know...../s
That’s just because they still think Pope Francis is pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage.
“Ted Cruz is my choice for Prez. I sure hope he makes it to the general election.”
Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Therefore, he is not a natural born U.S. citizen. Therefore, he is not eligible for the Presidency. We need to find someone else. Cruz will make an excellent cabinet appointment though.
Yes. A liberal “friend” of mine was going on recently about how wonderfully tolerant the Pope is etc. I had to leave the room.
“who makes silly statements like Just say no to war”.
You mean like every other Pope who has ever lived?
And when has Francis ever “downplayed morality and repentance”? Inquiring minds want to know.
“Ted Cruz was born in Canada”
“Obama was born in ________” well not in the United States.
Oh no, not a Pope who says no to war, I bet it makes you long for the day when Popes not only supported war, but waged it.
Next thing you know he will denounce capital punishment
Time for Hitler to find out he did not get Person of the Year!!!
There have been threads too numerous to count on the subject of natural born citizenship, and whether Obama is one, etc.
Cruz had an American citizen mother, so he was born an American citizen.
As with any other issue, if Cruz runs, someone would have to file a lawsuit to try to block him. Many seem to think that if a court ever ruled, it would be to rule that Cruz is eligible to run for President.
I understand what you are saying, but, there doesn’t seem to be any clear legal consensus on what natural born citizen really means. During the primary season last time, some even questioned Rick Santorum’s eligibility, because his father was not an American citizen at the time of Rick’s birth.
It’s clear that an Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a natural born citizen, but not at all clear in the case of a Ted Cruz.
I was hoping they would. If they cared about newsworthiness, they would’ve. But they care far more about celebrating and popularizing the biggest boon to leftism on the world stage to appear since Obama, the new, extremely liberal Pope.
I tried to stay optimistic about the pope, but I came to the point when I had to admit he's a complete disaster -- especially after Benedict, who was such a good pope.
At this point all I can do is try to glean amusement from the contortions some put themselves through in order to justify his ramblings and correct all these "misinterpretations." That, and start looking up PiusX chapels in my area.
“Oh no, not a Pope who says no to war”
Pope Francis made that statement in reference to Syria when Obama was gearing up to go to war.
The fools attacking the Pope are siding with Hillary and Obama on this one. They are immoral bastards and will likely go to hell.
His Marxist rant got him past the finish line.
No. Cruz would and probably will make and excellent President of the United States.
The eligibility issue has been hashed over at length, and JimRob has made is completely clear that he, based on credible sources. considers Cruz eligible. People trying to stir up trouble on that score aren't especially cared for.
How can it not be clear? He was born in Canada. He was not naturally born in the United States of America. I don’t get how this can be unclear. NOT. BORN. IN. THE. UNITED STATES. PERIOD.
JimRob is wrong then. Sorry to hear it. We’ll take this up on another thread if it comes up. I don’t want to hijack this one. /end
‘Just say no to war’ is a bumpersticker, not a thought. How do you prevent evil from controlling everything if good refuses to fight?
As for denouncing capital punishment - God did not, so why should he?
“Compassionate fellow-feeling, however, can soon become self-indulgent and lead to spiritual pride. It imparts an inner glow, like a shot of whiskey on a cold day, but like whiskey it can prevent the clear-headedness which we need at least as much as we need warmth of heart. Pascal said that the beginning of morality was to think well; generosity of spirit is not enough.”
The Pope’s bumpersticker morality is an embarrassment. His predecessor had a mind. This Pope seems to be lacking it. He is like a 1967 hippie singing instead of someone with moral vision - which is WHY he was picked by Time magazine!
The reason it’s not clear to me, is that he is a citizen by birth through his mother. He never had to go through the naturalization process, because he was a citizen by birth through his mother. Because of legal standards such as this, that’s why it’s unclear to me whether Ted Cruz can run for president.
To my knowledge, courts have never ruled on exactly what natural born citizen with reference to presidential eligibility means. Which is also why it’s unclear to me, even though apparently very clear to you.
I have to agree with you.
Neither was George Washington born in the United States of America.
“Do you really think Time Magazine would actually pick someone because they mirror and promote leftist views”
You mean like all those “liberal” soldiers that were recognized in 2003 when “The American Soldier” was selected instead of one individual person. The awards plays no favorites. The person who has generated the most news coverage usually wins it every time. Hell, George Bush won it for invading Iraq.
Oh, oh, OH — YIPPEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Endorsement from a leftist POS ragazine: Priceless!
Obozo will not be pleased. Probably cried, rolled on the floor and held his breath as soon as he heard this.
Bergoglio sure has a nice bunch of fans.
As a Roman Catholic who is serious about faith, I am starting to look elsewhere.
Between this Pope, the malfeasance of the clergy, and the Churches’ positions on immigration, redistribution of wealth and gun control, I’m about done with the institution.
I’m very thankful my views/opinions/thoughts about the Pope have nothing to do with my eternal destination. I pray that you don’t think yours do with regard to yours...
I'm with you...it's funny how every utterance from this Pope seems to be 'misinterpretted'. Youd thisnk if no one could interprit him correctly he'd be a little more careful about what he says.
BTW I agree with your tagline. Fate is inexorable.
She was right the first time, she should not have apologized. Anyone who does not see the pope for what he is (a liberal) is blinded by their own desire to see him as "their guy." They manufacture a fantasy of what they want him to be, instead of dealing reality.
The Pope is probably annoyed that more people are not praying to Mary. No created being can hear prayers. Only the Lord can hear prayers. The RCC cult sees Jesus as angry and judgmental and only Mary's intercession can save us. The RCC cult is a Mystery Babylon religion hiding behind a facade of Christianity.
I'm very, very, disappointed with much...indeed most of the Church's hierarchy. But they are NOT the Church. The Church is the mystical body of Christ. I could never leave the Church no matter how much the men who seem to rule Her on earth fail. We all fall short of the glory of God and priests, bishops and Popes are no exception.
The naivete of that statement is beyond words.
I'm seriously concerned that this pope and his cronies will institute liberal opinion as dogma. I hear talk that there is some kind of synod to consider whether bishop's conferences should be able to decree dogma themselves independent of the magisterium. Can you imagine? Slavish support for wide open borders would be a faith-requirement from the USCCB.
More and more, I wish the Church wasn't so stuck on authority. I understand that there needs to be a command structure to ensure that the true teachings are upheld and adhered to. But in practice it seems to work in the opposite direction, squashing any and all sincere concerns while breezing over serious heresy. For example, PiusX gets thrown out on their ear, while bishops proudly dispense communion to loudly pro-abortion politicians and conduct grand state funerals for them when they kick the bucket (see Ted Kennedy's send-off from Cardinal Swisher O'Malley.)
My thought exactly.
This petty much says it all. Francis the pope is officially
on the One World Government, New World Order socialist team.
I guess he thinks that if he does his part to bring down
morals and principals in western civilization then they will
make him king of the state religion. My suspicions of this
cat is being proven day by day. The Pope is another Obama.
Judging from the list put out yesterday, this could have been a *lot* worse.
You are totally wacked
I heard he ties his shoes left-handed. This cannot be tolerated, and therefore he’s not eligible to be President.
He has a “z” at the end of his name, therefore he’s not eligible to be President.
He’s not very tall, therefore he’s not eligible to be President.
He’s from Texas, therefore he’s not eligible to be President.
He said something nice about Nelson Mandela, therefore he’s not eligible to be President.
He allowed himself to be gaveled down after 21 hours speaking on the floor, therefore he’s not eligible to be President.
So you think our laws are written so if you are a full citizen but you happen to be traveling overseas when you give birth, your kid is an illegal immigrant when you bring him back? Wouldn’t that be mind-numbingly stupid if true?
The only reason it’s an issue for Obama is because his mom did not live here enough years as an adult to meet the criteria in the law as written at the time for her kid to be a citizen if born overseas. That’s not the case with Cruz.
I keep believing that Pope Francis isn’t really the person his words have portrayed him to be....via the press.....but then I see things like him being named Time’s Person of the Year and I wonder....
Am I just wanting to believe we don’t have a pope who is a socialist, redistributor, and who is wishy washy on moral teachings of our faith?