You have misquoted the Holy Father! He said, "Therefore, earth is no longer only a valley of tears; rather, it is the place where God himself has pitched his tent,”. Earth can be both a 'vale of tears' AND where God has pitched His tent.
Sigh, yet again, sensationalising a simple Papal comment.......
Tanti Auguri a Te: On Tuesday, his 77th birthday, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in his residence as he does every morning. Some special guests were present, among them were four homeless people that live in the Vatican neighborhood. The attendees … [Mehr]
El primer cumpleaños como Papa: Hoy Papa Francisco celebra su 77 cumpleaños. Sin embargo, no habrá celebraciones en el Vaticano porque la tradición católica no conmemora cumpleaños, sino la fiesta del santo. El Día del santo del Papa es aún un día de descanso en el Vaticano. Se celebra de acuerdo con el nombre de bautismo del Santo Padre, en la fiestade San Jorge.
One gets the distinct sense that Gloria TV in not enamoured of, or impressed with, this new Pope. It would us all well to remember that while we have had the Borgias and the Di Medici Popes, and the disastrous Papacies of them all, it is the Holy Spirit who moves the Cardinals to elect. There is a lesson to be learnt when the Lord allows unsuitable men to don the mantle of Peter. Maybe it would be better to discern this, rather than seek to be so consistently negative of Francis 1st.
Human beings just cannot help but exist at the extreme end of, or towards the extreme ends of certain philosophies. In this case we have the former Popes exhortation for beauty and solemnity and higher standards in the Sacred Music of the Liturgy. On the other hand, we have Pope Francis warning us to "beware of ostentatious Liturgy". According to Fr Barron, Christianity, to take the language of St Paul, is all about "running the race", "fighting the good fight". Language of energetic forward … [Mehr]
I think that this is indeed all important. However, as was hoped by Benedict XVI, the Extraordinary Form of Mass alongside the Ordinary Form of Mass ought to give birth to a 'via media' between the "Classicist" and "Empiricist" philosophies of Liturgical Praxis. The Classicist ignores local giftedness in terms of music, art and 'presence'; the Empiricist ignores the Universal nature of music, art and 'presence' of beauty. It is hoped that the two Forms of Holy Mass would marry, and in the … [Mehr]
"They [gay couples] could have gone elsewhere", indeed! One continues to be rather irked at this: that the militant gay person seeks to force himself on the straight person's conscience. A most infantile and disordered behaviour. However, as Pope Francis has said, "who am I to judge". On the other hand, isn't it the behaviour one must find abhorrent, rather than the person?
With a superabundance of money comes a superabundance of sin. The Church in Germanium is an excellent example of this! On the other hand, the Church in the USA is no longer wealthy on account of the massive payouts from child-abuse cases: the mentality still remains.