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An Opportunity Missed

I love our pope. Not just because he is pope, but because of the kind of pope he is. I love his focus on the poor and on poverty ... Jesus? Pope Francis won’t let me evade the question. Another part of Francis’s appeal is his ...

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Pope Francis on “Proselytism”

Pope Francis recently ... and proselytism has simply meant making converts. Yet the pope was not dismissing the idea of making converts. ... , April 27, 2013]. Benedict on Proselytism I am not certain what statement of Benedict ...

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Pope Francis and the Franciscan Friars

Basically, Pope Francis signed off on a decision to restrict the celebration of the extraordinary form ... not scare you about Pope Francis's presumed dark intentions toward the extraordinary form liturgy, ... After all the scoldings, after all the statements that "you had better change, young old ...

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The Nightmare World of Jack T. Chick

for the pope.[2] The Jesuits instigated the American Civil War, supporting the Confederate cause and seeking ... up a one-world government to usher in the '˜Millennial Kingdom' under Pope Pius ... Christian Science, and other religious groups.[11] "Pope John Paul II has been a good Communist ...

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The 4-Minute Speech That Got Pope Francis Elected?

congregations.” In these meetings, they are allowed to make brief statements—known as “interventions”—about the problems they feel need to be addressed in the Church and what kind of man the next pope should be. ... was a major moment in his path to becoming Pope Francis. In the speech, Cardinal Bergoglio compared ...

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Open Forum for Non-Catholics

Pope Francis seems to me, as a non-Catholic, to be very different from any pope, but the Catholics I speak to say he is doing nothing different, could you explain? How many statements have been made infallibly by the Pope? What do the Catholics think about Eucharistic miracles in non-Catholic ...

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A Pope for Such a Time as This

"I told you so!" with regard to the election of Pope Francis, he needs to go to confession. I ... the very best and most intellectually and morally qualified to be pope. Sometimes we get what we deserve instead of what we may want. Case-in-point, see the late fifteenth century "Borgia" popes, e.g., ...

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What if one pope contradicts another?

If a pope gives a statement on an issue that is the complete opposite of that of a past pope, which of them is correct? First, we must determine whether it is a matter of doctrine or morals. If it is not, popes are free to disagree ...

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My friend told me that Martin Luther had no choice but to split from the Church. He said that Pope Martin V issued a statement that said anyone who tried to reform the Church would be slaughtered. He says Jan Huss was burned at the stake because he tried to reform the Church. How should I respond? ...

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Justification Sola Fide

Number 7 In 2008, Pope Benedict ... alone. But the pope was far from reversing centuries-old Catholic teaching on the subject. So how are we to understand his statement? By recognizing that charity—a free gift from God the Father—is an expression ...

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