Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The daily shots from Pope Francis

The Catholic PR machine is spinning overtime.  The way this guy works is like no other Pope has ever done before him.  One day he shoots out a lot of commonsense and says things truly commendable, the next day he says stuff that make warrior Catholics like me grind our teeth and want to shake his shoulders.  

Here are examples of the nice, the not so nice, somewhat brave, excellent, the ugly, the stupid, Hollywood Oscar winning stuff, and the MEGA STUPID from Papa Francis.

Excellent Pope meets Rome Jews, commemorates deportations to Auschwitz.

Nice. Pope Francis calls for fewer rules, more mercy in mission statement.
Calls on Catholic Church to abandon obsession with moral doctrines, 'hierarchy of truths' and focus on poor....

Not so nice. God's weak spot is his love for those who are lost, pope says.

Somewhat brave.

Nice “When man thinks only of himself, of his own interests and places himself in the center, when he permits himself to be captivated by the idols of dominion and power, when he puts himself in God’s place, then all relationships are broken and everything is ruined; then the door opens to violence, indifference, and conflict...

Hollywood star Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates....

And,  the MEGA STUPIDITY for saying that "authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence”

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