He said that Pro-abortion Catholic (politicians) should NOT present themselves for Communion. And yet Pelosi and Biden approached and partook of the Blessed Sacrament at the hands of NOT the Pope.
It could be that the Minister of Communion didn't recognize them as Pro-abortionist. Is this the Pope's fault, I don't think so. What was he supposed to do, give the Ministers a bunch of photos so that they could tell which foreign politician should be denied communion. Honestly, How are they supposed to tell. Do people reallythink that that whole world knows the US politicians on sight in a crowd that large. They should have refrained. They took communion from Ministers that they knew wouldn't recognize them.
He didn't have the Benedictine XVI arrangement. I really don't care. The mass, from what I could see was celebrated according to the GIRM, and his homily, from what little Frodo would let me hear, seemed orthodox.
He wants to help the poor, and the environment, and the whole planet (God's creation) I don't know how this is going to go but I know how this is going to go.
Environmentalists will praise him on wanting to protect the earth, they will see it as the Church being on board with Recycling and save the animals and go vegan, and no animal products in clothing or animal testing and this and that. AND and and...MIssionaries to the poorest parts of this planet will say: if he really wants to help the poor, help them limit those pesky money consuming little pests, you know... babies. They will argue that if he really wants to help the poor he should allow the use of condoms for the truly desitute. I mean, as far as they are concerned, unlike the pill or the IUD or patch or this or that, the barrier method doesn't cause abortions if it fails. So what could it hurt. How could it possibly be wrong? (The fact that it is basically committing the sin of onanism [read the story of Onan- google it if you need help in getting to the story.] God was very direct when Onan "spilled his seed on the ground "( thereby wasting it) God had him ..um er.. cancelled is totally beside the point)
Maybe we will get the Spirit of Pope Francis talks. You know like the Spirit of Vatican II talks.
I think I am going to stop critiquing his vestments and choice of outerwear, and his refusal of this symbol or that symbol. He is going to get so much more headaches over defending church teaching
Full of grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb,Jesus
Mother of God
Pray for our Pope and us sinners
Now and at the hour of our deaths Amen
Scripture to keep in mind
Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth:  Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,  A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren.  My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20
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