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Francis Writes A Book and NOBODY Pays Attention

Francis Writes A Book and NOBODY Pays Attention Francis published a booklet, and nobody has paid any attention, not even the Francis media. It is called “Life After the Pandemic”, and is prefaced …More
Francis Writes A Book and NOBODY Pays Attention

Francis published a booklet, and nobody has paid any attention, not even the Francis media. It is called “Life After the Pandemic”, and is prefaced by Cardinal Michael Czerny. The booklet is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and can even be downloaded from the webpage of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana – the Vatican Press.

A Better World?

Cardinal Czerny’s introduction occupies 16 of the 64 pages which is exactly 25% of the booklet. He tells us that the booklet contains eight – quote – “significant” spoken and written texts dated between March and April. Czerny calls this a “rich message to humanity” which aims at “rebuilding a better world.” However, Francis should begin building a better Church as the world is unlikely to change.

Another Dose of Peronism

Czerny invokes the usual “new paths” and “innovative solutions” after what we have gone through this year. However, the proposed “new paths” are the old ones: environmentalism, salvation of the rainforest, mass-immigration, more salary for medical personnel. The Argentinean blog Caminante-Wanderer calls this “common place”, “catchphrases” and a good dose of Peronism. Quote: “What could be more profitable in political terms than advocating for doctors and nurses in times of pandemic?”

Francis’ Definition of Prayer

Francis tells us that prayer is - quote - “to let ourselves be troubled by what we are living, to face the wind and the silence, the darkness and the rain, to let the ambulance sirens disturb us.” The Caminate author who studied in Rome comments, “This poor man is not even producing poetry; with the sirens – especially the unbearable and permanent sirens of Rome -, any attempt at prayer comes to an end.” He analyzises that for Francis prayer is no longer to listen to God speaking to me, but to listen to the sirens that remind us that a brother is suffering. Thus, God becomes “a mere intermediary for solidarity". There is no resting in God. Prayer is only an excuse to look for something else.
Carmine3
He is perhaps trying to emulate the theological genius and intellectual depth of Benedict’s writing, he he!
Dr Bobus
Revising the Title
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Francis Does Anything and NOBODY Pays Attention

People turned him off a long time ago. His next newsworthy event will be his death.
Ultraviolet
Oh, you uncharitable SOB... :D
Dr Bobus
It is merely fact. His sparsely attended audiences are no secret. He seems not to be a likeable sort. And his insults surface every now and then.

His China policy and his actions with the Knights of Malta have left people shaking their heads. He also does the unthinkable for a leader-- he doesn't back his people.

On the other hand, he cleared up the question of the validity of SSPX absolutions.
Orthocat
Exactly... And how many "prayer" photo-op gestures are we up too now? Not even our dioceses, parishes, & religious orders ask the faithful to participate.
Holy Cannoli
In keeping with the diversity, ecumenism, dialogue, global warming etc., etc., etc, found in the booklet Life After the Pandemic, I understand Gloria.tv is about to embrace this new inclusiveness by hiring a new news presenter? 😉
Ultraviolet
I'm sure this is an occasion of sin, somehow. It's too funny not to be. :D Is that a nose or a vacuum cleaner attachment? :D
F M Shyanguya
The False Prophet’s last sputtering acts.
Ivan Tomas
Exactly. What else to expect from the false prophet?
Jim Dorchak
Jesuit Papal coloring book. Ha