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How long, O Lord? Praying about Pope Francis

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Before I make some pointed remarks about Pope Francis’ latest demonstration of inadequacy, let me make one thing perfectly clear—for it is important to enter into this discussion somewhat chastened. If we are Catholic but have not prayed regularly for Pope Francis, we have no right to complain. Do we think Satan does not specifically target the successor of Peter? Do we think the prayers of the faithful are powerless against these attacks?

    In the end, everything depends on God, and Our Lord teaches us to ask our Father, simply and directly, for whatever we need, and to trust Him to provide it. That said, there are many kinds of prayer, and the model for one of them is found in no fewer than four different psalms along with a heartfelt question offered by the remarkable prophet Isaiah. The form of this prayer is expressed in the recurring words: “How long, O Lord?”

    The latest outrage to Catholic faith, reason and sensibilities is the Pope’s remarks in a new video documentary in which he insists that homosexual persons have the right to a family, and that the important thing is to establish civil union legislation so they are “legally covered”. Phil Lawler effectively demonstrated the uncatholic character of this assertion in yesterday’s commentary, The Pope sows more seeds of confusion. It is not only contrary to the wisdom of the previous two popes as outlined deliberately through the ordinary magisterium of Pope St. John Paul II, but—as Phil amply demonstrated—it is extraordinarily imprudent, based on clear practical evidence.

    Civil union legislation has been widely advocated to open the way for gay marriage and, in fact, it has contributed to the rapid legal approval of gay marriage. So even the argument that might have been made years ago—that legalizing civil unions between homosexuals was a prudent tactic for staving off the greater evil of legalizing gay marriage—has proven to be misguided. As John Paul II and Benedict XVI predicted, it has had exactly the opposite result.

    Not magisterial but still influential

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  2. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    :heart: Praying (((hug)))
     
  3. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Thank you Brinny. :)
     
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    I am sitting here tonight thinking the same thing.

    There is so very, very much good potential in this world, that I wonder why people would deliberately seek to follow what is wrong, to deliberately turn their backs on life, and to go against the will of God with all their might.

    It makes no sense at all, and yet they seem determined to thumb their noses at our God.

    Oh how that must hurt Him! :crossrc:
     
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