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Pope Francis angered by America's 'mother of all bombs' name

Discussion in 'The Lord's Table - Liberal Catholics' started by Robinus, May 7, 2017.

  1. Robinus

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  2. bettercallpaul

    bettercallpaul Full- time Catholic

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    That occurred to me too. It just didn't sound right.
     
  3. drayanna

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    Mmmm....
    Well a mother means...

    Definition of mother

    1a : a female parent She's the mother of three small children.b (1) : a woman in authority;specifically : the superior of a religious community of women Mother Theresa (2) : an old or elderly woman Mother Hubbard

    2: source, origin necessity is the mother of invention

    3: maternal tenderness or affection all my mother came into mine eyes and gave me up to tears — William Shakespeare

    4[short for mother[to vulgar]sometimes vulgar : mother(to vulgar)

    5: something that is an extreme or ultimate example of its kind especially in terms of scale the mother of all construction projects the mother of all ocean liners

    I would say the pope does not know the 5 definitions (meanings) for mother.
    kind of like my mother isn't your mother....
    I mean that to be funny.
    we need to remember that political manipulation is the media's business not Our Heavenly Fathers.
     
  4. Ron Gurley

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    The pope gets angry at a lot lately.
    IMHO...he should refrain from attempting to influence the POLITICAL issues of "world". He should re-read his job description.
     
  5. drayanna

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    Is there a actual job description? I know it sounds like I am being rude but seriously since I am not Cathlic, I honestly don't know. Can he be fired? Or is there a blood line?
    No don't answer this.. I guess I could look these things up but I would rather just read my Bible than search Google on the pope's job.
     
  6. Robinus

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    Such a comment encourages me that the Holy Father , Pope Francis , is faithfully fulfilling his role as successor of St Peter .
     
  7. Shiloh Raven

    Shiloh Raven Don't let the Muggles get you down.

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    The first test of a nuclear detonation was code named 'Trinity'.
     
  9. tadoflamb

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    Here's Pope Francis's (now gloriously reigning in Rome) job description.

    Looks like the Holy Father is doing a fine job. Viva il papa! :clap:
     
  10. Fish and Bread

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    Popes serve until they either die or resign. When a Pope dies or resigns, the College of Cardinals, which is a group of around 120 very senior clergy from around the world who are given the title of Cardinal, gather together at the Vatican in Rome to pray for guidance and to vote on a new Pope. It's a bit more complicated than that, but that's a very basic description.

    Popes can not be fired. Popes are not generally related to each other (In theory, the Cardinals could select a Pope who is related to a previous Pope, but usually they are not. In fact, the last three Popes have all been from different countries from each other. Pope John-Paul II was from Poland [He passed away while Pope], Pope Benedict XVI was from Austria [He's still alive, but resigned], and Pope Francis is from Argentina).

    Catholics believe that there have been 266 Bishops of Rome (Who eventually began to be referred to as Popes), beginning with St. Peter the Apostle in 33AD. Secular historians back up that lineage, except that they can't find evidence for or against St. Peter coming to Rome near the end of his life- but they basically can confirm everyone from the second guy in the list onward.

    Thanks, Tad.

    For anyone who doesn't recognize Tad's quote, it's from the bible. It's repeated in a couple of places, but I think Matthew 16:18-19 might be the one that best gets across the point being made in thread:

    18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (NRSV)
     
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  11. Robinus

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    I prefer John 21:15-17 for the Scriptural basis of the Petrine Ministry .

    When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

    “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

    Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

    Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

    He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

    Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

    The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

    Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

    Jesus said, “Feed my sheep ."
     
  12. Robinus

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    You are tying yourself in knots , sister .

    St Paul told the Corinthians " I became your father through the gospel."

    He also called Christians "saints" , a word meaning "holy ones" .

    Hence Paul was a "holy father" .
     
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  13. Shiloh Raven

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    This is a (liberal) Catholic forum and debating or teaching against Catholic theology is not allowed. Non-Catholic guests can ask questions or post in fellowship, but they cannot debate or teach against Catholic beliefs. Please read this forum's Statement of Purpose for more rules applying to this forum.
     
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