God help us...
(03-13-2013, 10:34 PM)Papist Wrote:
(03-13-2013, 09:31 PM)Ursus Wrote:
(03-13-2013, 07:27 PM)ggreg Wrote: The new pope saying mass in Argentina as a cardinal.

Watch it and weep.

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I think it's time for a good workout with the heavy bag.

In all fairness, Pope Benedict had to suffer through some pretty aweful liturgy at world youth day, and it was not his fault.

The Supreme Pontiff, who has full, supreme, ordinary and immediate jurisdiction with regard to faith, morals, discipline (including liturgy) and government, had no say about a planned event which took place right in front of him?  ???

I'm sorry, but I think that saying, "It's not his fault," is an example of passing the buck.
(03-13-2013, 10:37 PM)Jacafamala Wrote: [Image: 544275_10151552595765948_1008693597_n.jpg]

"We do not have a traditionalist Pope, but we are getting better than what we deserve.  For that, I am grateful, and you can be sure I will be praying much for this Holy Father."


I grew up in a Jewish home and I still celebrate Chanukah.  It is one of the only holidays we celebrate with my extended family.  I do not celebrate Passover with them as it has been eclipsed by the sacrifice of the Cross, I do not celebrate Rosh Hashanah because I do not follow that calendar anymore.  I do not celebrate Yom Kippur because I can go to confession whenever I want.  Purim's fun, I guess.  My family did more for it when I was a child and now it isn't a big deal.  It involves eating Hamantaschen and reading the book of Esther, drinking, and dressing up in costumes, so to me it doesn't go against my Christian faith.  Chanukah involves remembering the story of the Maccabees and the miracle of the oil in the temple.  While Chanukah is often hyped up because of its close proximity to Christmas, it is a lesser holiday and I'm not even sure if Jews celebrated it during the time of Christ.  But to me, it doesn't seem inconsistent with Christ... perhaps I am biased because I grew up with the holiday as a Jew.  I think Christians have a lot to learn from the Maccabees especially as we find ourselves at odds with governments who want to force us to condone practices which are against God's law.  While the government isn't forcing us to eat pork, it is already forcing us to acknowledge gay marriage and contraception as "human rights."  While I'm not advocating that all Catholics celebrate Chanukah, there are parallels with the Catholic faith.

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