Skip to comments.White Smoke at the Vatican!
Posted on 03/13/2013 11:09:30 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
White smoke at the Vatican. A new Pope has been selected!
Which certainly is a symptom of socialist centrally-planned economies.
His choice of the name Francis is very interesting. Of Italian ancestry, perhaps he has had a devotion to St Francis of Assisi, or is he ‘reaching out’ from the Jesuit order to all of the Franciscans who are devoted Catholics in this 21st Century.
Waiting to learn more about this choice...
I suspected I may have missed it.
Just saw the new Pope come out... got chills - on both sides! You can see the emotion in his face, and I like his apparent warmness. He’s got a kind voice as well, imo. Pope Benedict seemed to rub me the wrong way - just in personality, but that might have been because he followed JPII whom I was quite fond of, and perhaps I was biased in that way...
I Have been listening and praying along... wish I knew more Latin! lol
Thanks for the welcome back and everything! I’ve searched and nothing feels quite the same to me. It’s not official, and I’ve yet to make confession and have communion, but I am getting closer, I believe...
About 1 1/2 years ago I felt led to learn how to make rosaries (wire and various types of crystal and glass beads) - even though I wasn’t even attending mass. That was a big sign to me, as I had lost the rosary my grandmother had given to me. And, it has been an incredible blessing to me... The time to contemplate on what I’m making, is very spiritual, and doesn’t really feel like “work”. And, I’ve made what has to be my favorite rosary ever - for myself, and it’s helped me a great deal.
Anyway, enough about me and this long road I’m on... I’m about to get really sappy about how much I’m grateful for despite the hardships in life I face at the moment! *blush*
Hooray for the new Pope, and may God Bless him with plenty of strength and wisdom! It’s a difficult time to be Catholic these days...
I do to. I also understand why some would wish to paint the pope as a marxist.
The church has a different calling than government. Problem arises when either confuses itself with the other.
"I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot." - Big Brother O
Yes, the first thought would be - ah St. Francis of Assisi... But maybe not. Be interested to hear more.
Yes, I was reading somewhere recently that he was the alternate candidate in 2005.
He withdrew from consideration, I believe.
Reminds me of the Cardinal during King Henry VIII reign.
At least you can say that the current Pope didn’t amass great fortune or get caught up in the wealthy trappings of the Church.
Thank you for posting!!!
Thank you. :)
Yes, the Church does have the Latin/English missals, but I seem to get lost too easily with how quickly the Latin goes. lol
There are several other parishes in town that I have yet to visit that have the English masses, but the Oratory is one I can walk to whenever I fell like I want to attend without worrying about transportation.
Thanks for the advice about the bookstore though. I will definitely look into it.
He may be a secular priest (not in an order), they have to pay for their own retirement. Without more information your point is, um, pointless.
Thank you, D-fendr. I appreciate that.
There were scandals going on at the time concerning the kidnapping of some priests.
Someone filed a lawsuit against him just days before the conclave.
FYI, the Guardian is an anti-Catholic rag.
Pope Benedict XVI is my all time favorite and most beloved, even though I truly and totally loved John Paul II. We have most, if not all of B-16’s books. I know he has to be the greatest theologian to ever be our Holy Father and one of the most humble too, right along with John Paul II.
I think it’s wonderful you made Rosaries. I’ve never entertained the thought but you’ve given me a good idea. I have Rosaries blessed by JPII and B16.
Our new Pope needs our prayers and like you witnessed, I also saw his humility and warmth. I’m hopeful he will have widespread support and the strength to meet the challenges of the secular press!
God bless and keep you.
God bless Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI!
“Looking beyond the common description of him as a cardinal who tends to the ecclesiastical left, in reality Bergoglio is a cardinal who has always had in his DNA the defense of the true principles of the Church, that orthodoxy that the so-called conservative Church believes should never be up for discussion. In that South American cradle of liberation theology and, often, of worldly interpretations of Catholic doctrine, Bergoglio has long been launching his offensive against more or less secular governments when it comes to subjects intimately involved with life and the family. This offensive has its origins, in fact, in the idea that the continent cannot forget its Christian roots. In 2009, Bergoglio took to heart the judgment of Judge Gabriela Seijas, who on the 13th of November ordered the civil registrar to marry two men. Cardinal Bergoglio called the bishops together and issued a joint communication which called this act absolutely illegal. Not only this, but the cardinal said that the government has seriously failed in its duty by not opposing the decision.
He’s a very humble man. I’m glad that he accepted this time around.
Reportedly, he got 26 votes on the ballot when Ratzinger was elected.
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