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Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope Francis
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Posted on 03/13/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

BACKGROUND:

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, SJ (born December 17, 1936) is the current pope of the Roman Catholic Church, elected on March 13, 2013, and taking the regnal name of Francis I. Prior to his election, he served as an Argentine cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served as the Archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2001. He was elevated to Pope in March 2013.

Jorge Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. After studying at the seminary in Villa Devoto, he entered the Society of Jesus on March 11, 1958. Bergoglio obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Colegio Máximo San José in San Miguel, and then taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada in Santa Fe, and the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 13, 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano. He attended the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, a seminary in San Miguel. Bergoglio attained the position of novice master there and became professor of theology.

Impressed with his leadership skills, the Society of Jesus promoted Bergoglio and he served as provincial for Argentina from 1973 to 1979. He was transferred in 1980 to become the rector of the seminary in San Miguel where had had studied. He served in that capacity until 1986. He completed his doctoral dissertation in Germany and returned to his homeland to serve as confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.


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KEYWORDS: argentina; bergoglio; buenosaires; catholics; conclave; dupe; francis; francisi; jesuit; jesuitorder; jorgebergoglio; pope; popefrancis; popefrancis1; romancatholicism
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To: SeekAndFind

It will be strange on Sunday, hearing the prayer for “Nuestro Papa, Francisco.” My son Francis will be wondering why he was mentioned, if he’s paying any attention. (He’s 3 ;-).


251 posted on 03/13/2013 5:43:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Another Catholic Pope! It must be some kind of conspiracy!" ~Homer_J_Simpson)
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To: SoldierDad

Who is feeling like a kid these days? Everywhere we look we see our once proud country being destroyed—on purpose—by elements of our government...starting in the WH........


252 posted on 03/13/2013 5:45:03 PM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: SeekAndFind

I sense he wants to honor all the Frances who are saints, which includes both the Jesuit and the Francisian.


253 posted on 03/13/2013 5:45:47 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: TomGuy

I am very happy we have a new Pope! I have read he studied Chemistry and then decided to become a Priest. I have been trying to get back to my Catholic roots, and although I consider myself Catholic, I have not lived up to all of my obligations. But some of this gave me pause:

—my mother recently passed away, but was born exactly one year before Pope Francis
— On December 13, 1969 the new Pope became a Priest. My mother went into labor with me that day, but because they thought I was going to be born premature, they did everything they could to stop labor and I was
born two days later, perfectly healthy at 6 pounds.
—My fathers name: Francis! (although protestant)He enjoyed his study of Chemistry!
—My daughter was born on the day the new Pope became a Cardinal

I know, weird coincidences, but God works in peoples lives in mysterious
ways! He’s telling me something! My mother’s family was a big Catholic family, and if my parents were alive my mother would find the name Pope Francis to be wonderful, as my father was not Catholic and it would have also made her laugh.


254 posted on 03/13/2013 5:47:56 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: VanShuyten

He may have Italian heritage, but he is from Argantina.


255 posted on 03/13/2013 5:48:21 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Salvation

Isn’t it wonderful? I was really moved when I saw him come out and when he blessed everyone.

Funny, I feel so pessimistic about the country’s future right now, but I feel very optimistic about the future of the Church.


256 posted on 03/13/2013 5:51:08 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: apro

But he is an Argentian citizen of Italian heritiage.


257 posted on 03/13/2013 5:52:16 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: BillyBoy

He looked very overwhelmed, wondering what happened. Your holiness, you will not be able to ride the bus anymore.


258 posted on 03/13/2013 5:55:42 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Bigg Red

It’s all for the glory of God friend.


259 posted on 03/13/2013 6:02:49 PM PDT by mgist
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To: fwdude

He’ll be the first pope to swear allegiance to himself.


260 posted on 03/13/2013 6:07:27 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Salvation

Named after St. Francis of Assisi!


261 posted on 03/13/2013 6:10:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: fwdude
Please explain the “Jesuits” thing. A liberal sect?

The Jesuits have lost their way. I was at a Kateri Conference up in Gonzaga University, a Jesuit school, and in their bookstore they had a book, "God - our Father and our Mother'

Seattle University philosophy professors Daniel Dombrowski and Robert Deltete have authored a book entitled A Brief, Liberal, Catholic Defense of Abortion, in which they argue that the unborn child is not "a human person in some morally relevant sense" until very late in pregnancy when "sentience" begins, a term they use to define the capacity to perceive pain. In one part of the book, they go so far as to assert that performing an abortion on a "nonsentient" child is no more troublesome than mowing the lawn. Dombrowski and Deltete also argue that their pro-abortion position is "more compatible with Catholic tradition than the current anti-abortion stance defended by many Catholics and by most Catholic leaders," which rests on a "shaky foundation" and should be "altered or dropped."

A Jesuit Catholic University decides that “domestic partners” should get the same benefits as married couples. Notice that the term of “domestic partner” is used, which might be a local particularity but might also be a clumsy attempt not to say (oh, that word…) “same-sex marriage”.

262 posted on 03/13/2013 6:20:17 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Robert357

“The fairies in what nation soever they converse have but one universal king, which some poets of ours call King Oberon; but the Scripture calls Beelzebub, prince of demons. 

The ecclesiastics likewise, in whose dominions soever they be found, acknowledge but one universal king, the Pope.”

- Thomas Hobbes. 

Leviathan, 1651.


263 posted on 03/13/2013 6:23:21 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: winoneforthegipper

“And upon this rock I will build my Church. . .” Here then Christ teaches plainly that in the future the Church will be the society of those who acknowledge Him, and that this Church will be built on Peter.”

Official church doctrine, that is one of the many benefits of being real Catholics. We know the rock that we stand on. The Pope is responsible to those who acknowledge Him. If you assume that a church leader is responsible for Christians attendance of services, then all would be abmissmal failures. God has His role, and pretending to assume it , is original sin.


264 posted on 03/13/2013 6:26:31 PM PDT by mgist
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To: firebrand

What do you mean?


265 posted on 03/13/2013 6:36:52 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah

The Jesuits swear allegiance to the pope.


266 posted on 03/13/2013 6:37:49 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: FatherofFive

When the fairies are displeased with anybody, they are said to send their elves to pinch them.

The ecclesiastics, when they are displeased with any civil state, make also their elves, that is, superstitious, enchanted subjects, to pinch their princes, by preaching sedition; or one prince, enchanted with promises, to pinch another.

Hobbes, Thomas. Leviathan: with selected variants from the Latin edition of 1668. Ed. Edwin Curley. Indianapolis: Hackett, 1994.


267 posted on 03/13/2013 6:40:48 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: mgist

Peter was not just called the Rock to which I shall build my church....you might want to read what Jesus also said Peter was to be.


268 posted on 03/13/2013 6:42:54 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Robert357

The Jesuits are like the CIA of the Roman Catholic Church. Might get interesting.


269 posted on 03/13/2013 6:51:05 PM PDT by SisterK (Bill Whittle for president)
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To: Errant

Malachy prophecy?......lol

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/01/20/world/main265822.shtml

“I have the joy to announce that on Feb. 21, the feast of the throne of St. Peter, I will hold a consistory in which, breaking yet again the numerical limit set by Pope Paul VI ... I will nominate 37 new cardinals. Here are their names,” John Paul said, going on to read them, one by one, during his usual Sunday noon appearance from his studio window overlooking St. Peter’s Square.

Other prominent names include a Vietnamese, Monsignor Francois Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan; the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio; the archbishop of Westminster, England, Cormac Murphy-O’Connor; and the archbishop of Caracas, Venezuela, Ignacio Antonio Velasco Garcia.

.................

That’s good enough for me....lol


270 posted on 03/13/2013 6:54:22 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
"Peter was not just called the Rock to which I shall build my church....you might want to read what Jesus also said Peter was to be."

please feel free to reference biblical material.

271 posted on 03/13/2013 6:58:07 PM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist

john21:16

He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.”

In other translations it was feed my sheep...basically the same....Pope Francis failed miserably at that.


272 posted on 03/13/2013 7:03:36 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: mgist; winoneforthegipper

All of the Biblical references say that Yeshua is the Rock.

Just go to one of the on line concordances and scan for the word “rock” and you will get your eyes opened.


273 posted on 03/13/2013 7:04:28 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, as to be expected, libs are already tearing him apart.

1) They are outraged because he’s white.

2) They claim he supports the torture of women and children.

3) They claim he supports the rape of children by Catholic priests.


274 posted on 03/13/2013 7:05:28 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

Find the Pope in the pizza - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2996639/posts


275 posted on 03/13/2013 7:05:37 PM PDT by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: BillyBoy

The rule for what someone will be called in a Spanish-soeaking country is similar to what he would be called in an English-speaking country: a person’s name usually is kept the same (although a local nickname may develop), but for historical figures it is usually translated (e.g., Cristoforo Colombo is Christopher Columbus in English and Cristóbal Colón in Spanish), likely because names were translated to the local language back in the olden days. It is also always translated in the case of popes (instead of using the official Latin name), and is often translated in the case of foreign royalty (probably a remnant of the den days—if Queen Elizabeth I was known as Isabel I in Spain, why wouldn’t Elizabeth II be known as Isabel II?).

As for your Spanish class, the teacher probably gave all the kids Spanish names so that you all would practice pronouncing names in Spanish.


276 posted on 03/13/2013 7:12:45 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Biggirl; All

But he is an Argentian citizen of Italian heritiage. Yes I realize that, and you are correct. My point was that the Lib media is making his ancestral lineage seem "so different" from his predecessors when its derived from the same continent that all other Popes before him came. They are throwing out terms 'Latino' and 'South American' code words for the Lib Media for "none white none Europeans", total BS since Latin America is like the USA with many racial types including many white people. As if being a Latino (a term originally meant for a tribe in Italy to begin with) or someone from South America excludes people from being white and of European ancestry. If he was a Latin American of African or Asian ancestry, the Libs would be blasting his African and Asian roots from the top of their lungs: "An Afro Latin American!!" "An Asian Latin American!!" Typical Lib BS. They got a white Pople from South America, a White Latino and they don't know what to do or say to distant him from his European origins cause deep down they wanted a none white Pope. Just watch soon they will start to tear down his character because of hs anti-gay stances and they'll turn him back into the 'evil whity with European roots'.

277 posted on 03/13/2013 7:41:05 PM PDT by apro
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To: skinndogNN
I hope you take a look at post 22, its explains everything.

To a lesser degree we Catholics who are not clergy take a confirmation name of a Saint we admire. Each one of us does so for many different reasons. One of my class mates took the name of Maximilian in honor of Father Maximilian Kolbe who took the place of an inmate in Auschwitz who was to be starved to death.

I took the name of Sebastian, the Roman soldier who was shot full of arrows for his faith in Christ. I did so to remind myself what real faith is and what it might call me to do some day. I took that name to keep in mind I might need to man up if the time comes.

Each name we take is special to each one of us. The Pope changes his name, members of the church simply add the name like a second middle name.

278 posted on 03/13/2013 7:58:14 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Berlin_Freeper

B16 is finally able to kick back and relax a bit. I guarantee you he’s happy!


279 posted on 03/13/2013 8:04:18 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: editor-surveyor

“All of the Biblical references say that Yeshua is the Rock.”


In the Bible, sometimes the word “rock” means a rock, and sometimes it is a symbol for Jesus Christ, and sometimes it is symbolic of something else. In this particular instance, it is referring to Simon Peter. When Jesus spoke to Simon after he had manifested his understanding of Jesus’ mission, He told him that he would henceforth be known as Cephas (meaning “rock” in Aramaic), and that “on this cephas I will build my Church.”

Some people will argue that He couldn’t have meant that Simon Peter was the Rock, given that, in the “original Greek version” of the Gospel, Simon is renamed as Petros (meaning “pebble” in Greek) and that Jesus says that “on this Petra (meaning “rock” in Greek) I will build my Church.” But such persons forget that the dialogue in the “original Greek version” was itself a translation, since Jesus and His Disciples spoke in Aramaic, not in Greek, with one another. *Of course* Cephas had to be translated as “Petros” when used for the name and as the more correct “Petra” when used to mean Rock; “petra” is a feminine word in Greek, and thus would not be a proper name for a man (in fact, to this day “Petra” is a woman’s name in several languages, including Spanish, where it is the female form of Pedro). Had the Gospels been written in, say, French, there would not have been an issue, since “Pierre” is the correct French word for both Simon’s new name and the Rock.

So there is indeed Biblical evidence of Jesus naming Simon Peter to build his Church on Earth. Each person may believe what he or she wishes, of course, but to Roman Catholics this point is quite settled.


280 posted on 03/13/2013 8:06:44 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: RedMDer
Named after St. Francis of Assisi!

perhaps St Francis Xavier who was instrumental in founding the Jesuit order....

281 posted on 03/13/2013 8:08:26 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: grumpygresh
I don’t know exactly what this man stands for, but the Jesuit educational insitutions in this country are really Lefty (Notre Dame, Marquette, Georgetown etc)

Notre Dame is not Jesuit. Marquette, Georgetown, Saint Louis, Xavier, Gonzaga, Fordam, Creighton, Boston College are. Here's a complete list.

282 posted on 03/13/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: editor-surveyor
All of the Biblical references say that Yeshua is the Rock.

whose references??....protestant, Catholic????Jesus referred DIRECTLY to Peter that he (Peter) was indeed the "rock"

283 posted on 03/13/2013 8:13:59 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: rockabyebaby

Didn’t need to bite my head off, jeez!

Thanks for the info, could do without the snark.


284 posted on 03/13/2013 8:18:03 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: Bigg Red

Agreed.


285 posted on 03/13/2013 8:32:31 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Cardinal Dolan told reporters the surprising story of how the newly elected pope decided to take the bus back to the hotel Wednesday with the rest of the cardinals instead of riding in the Holy Father’s car.

“So we take the buses over and the cardinals kind of wait outside to greet the new Holy Father as he comes back to Doma Santa Marta…and as the last bus pulls up, guess who gets off the bus? Pope Francis,” Dolan said. “So I guess he told the driver, ‘That’s OK. I’ll just go with the guys on the bus.’”


286 posted on 03/13/2013 8:37:52 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: terycarl

And evangelizing the far east!


287 posted on 03/13/2013 8:38:53 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: FreeReign

Since when is Notre Dame run by Jesuits?

Ever hear of the Holy Cross priests?


288 posted on 03/13/2013 8:39:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Since when is Notre Dame run by Jesuits?

I said, "Notre Dame is not Jesuit."

I was correcting the poster that said ND was Jesuit.

Don't know why you are confused.

289 posted on 03/13/2013 8:49:37 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: terycarl

Peter means Rock. Just amazing how people just try to take it away. It is getting ideas from authors outside the bible instead of from the bible like some claim. The text is all there when we know without a doubt Peter’s name is rock. It is ludicrous to think otherwise.


290 posted on 03/13/2013 8:53:33 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: editor-surveyor

“All of the Biblical references say that Yeshua is the Rock.”

Nope. Wrong. Again.

Credo in Deum Patrem omnipotentem;
Creatorem caeli et terrae.

Et in Jesum Christum,
Filium eius unicum, Dominum nostrum;
qui conceptus est
de Spiritu Sancto,
natus ex Maria virgine;
passus sub Pontio Pilato,
crucifixus, mortuus, et sepultus;
descendit ad inferos;
tertia die resurrexit a mortuis;
ascendit ad caelos;
sedet ad dexteram Dei Patris omnipotentis;
inde venturus est
iudicare vivos et mortuos.

Credo in Spiritum Sanctum;
sanctam ecclesiam catholicam;
sanctorum communionem;
remissionem peccatorum;
carnis resurrectionem;
vitam aeternam. Amen.

In English:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived
by the power of the Holy Spirit,
and born of the Virgin Mary,
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
He descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
he will come again
to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy Catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen


291 posted on 03/13/2013 8:56:10 PM PDT by narses
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To: FreeReign

I didn’t see the other post. Sorry.


292 posted on 03/13/2013 8:57:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: skinndogNN

I think they always take a new name. The new Pope chooses his name, apparently; Pope Francis decided to take the name of St. Francis of Assisi—probably my favorite Saint, as he loved animals.


293 posted on 03/13/2013 8:57:08 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Please pray for America. She needs God's help more than ever now.)
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To: rktman

“e’re not Catholic but watched the revelation and were EXTREMELY moved. Awesome! Bless him and all Christianity.”

____________________________________________________

Me too. It was highly moving and emotional; a wonderful day for Christians all over the planet.

Julie


294 posted on 03/13/2013 8:58:36 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Please pray for America. She needs God's help more than ever now.)
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To: johngrace

WOW!


295 posted on 03/13/2013 8:59:59 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Publius; paterfamilias; All

“Francis Xavier, not Francis of Assisi. Different religious orders.”

__________________________________________

Ah, thank you for the clarification. The people on the news assumed it was Francis of Assisi, but then they mentioned the Jesuits.

I’ll have to do some studying. :)

Julie


296 posted on 03/13/2013 9:00:24 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Please pray for America. She needs God's help more than ever now.)
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To: johngrace

This man seems to be incredibly humble.

Although I am not Catholic, when I watched him today, I was very impressed.


297 posted on 03/13/2013 9:06:05 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Rashputin

Rofl!!!


298 posted on 03/13/2013 9:06:40 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Sandra Fluke: “Lighten up, Francis!”


299 posted on 03/13/2013 9:08:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: berdie

I am catholic and had never heard of him. For some reason I was very touched by his appearance today. A great first impression. Then I went to twitter and the lefties were howling. That’s when I knew for sure the Spirit was moving today.


300 posted on 03/13/2013 9:14:00 PM PDT by Scotswife
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