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Francis Polemicizes Against "Parrot Prayer"

During his April 4 morning homily, Pope Francis attacked those who pray the Our Father for others.

People with problems tell us sometimes to pray, Francis explained, “Yes, yes, I will say two Our Fathers and two Hail Marys." But Francis called this a “parrot prayer” which is “not acceptable.”

As a hazy alternative he proposed a prayer “with the Lord”, “with courage,” and doing “everything I can.”

The pro-mass-immigration Italian president Sergio Mattarella assisted privately at Francis’ Mass.

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Fischl
logic conclusion. Jesus is a parrot.
CatMuse
That he may be converted because only His grace is enough:
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen (x2)
AVE MARIA, gratia plena,…More
That he may be converted because only His grace is enough:
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen (x2)
AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen. (x2)
advoluntas@aol.com
He needs to join the Lutherans. He clearly is one order shy of a happy meal.
mccallansteve
Francis once again shows how much he loathes all things Catholic
foward
Bergoglio does not support Christian customs.
Lalanz
Parrots prayer is very insulting to for any catholic to say that....
aderito
Jesus tought us the our father ,anything wrong with it ?
Holy Cannoli
M.RAPHAEL
This is typically Novus Ordo. The human consciousness is everything. Man’s decisive will is judge over God, not vice versa. Prayer is only valuable if performed with intense human intentions. The human mind must be actively involved in order for prayer to function. This is modernism at its core. That is why prayer or worship in Latin is no good. If the prayer isn’t understood, it isn’t worth …More
This is typically Novus Ordo. The human consciousness is everything. Man’s decisive will is judge over God, not vice versa. Prayer is only valuable if performed with intense human intentions. The human mind must be actively involved in order for prayer to function. This is modernism at its core. That is why prayer or worship in Latin is no good. If the prayer isn’t understood, it isn’t worth anything. That is so false it is mind boggling.

Baptism works even if the kid has no clue what is happening. We stand in front of God with our eternal soul, not with our conscious mind. The later follows but doesn’t rule. It can’t take the initiative. That is why the sacraments work "ex opere operato" = from the work worked. They do not depend on our “evangelical/protestant” decisive and emotional cooperation or human act of will.

Rule following or good intentions can never replace true obedience. A gay priest might say: “I follow all the rules and I, a modern super human being, decide to be a good Catholic. I am justified to engage in sexual affairs.” He is very wrong. However FP seems to think otherwise.
JTLiuzza
The Our Father was given to us by the Lord Himself. Now it's a "parrot prayer."

As is usual, whatever Bergoglio says to do, do just the opposite and you're fine.
frjimanderson
Pray the Holy Rosary: Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Angels and Men, and bishops and popes.
Jungerheld
...for those who believe God cooperates with us and not vise versa. ☕

I hear this so often in homilies now. But are there any people left praying only out of a sort of "terror of hell" "distant god" obligation"?

There ARE many who casually say they will pray but actually have no faith. It is an emotional "I'm thinking about you" kind of "prayer".
Jim Dorchak
Sr Kyran Hennesy taught me this in 3rd grade. How come Our one and only Pope does not know this?
1. To Know Jesus
2. To Love Jesus
3. To bring others to JESUS....
Purpose of a Catholics life..