You must commit THIS line to memory! Vatican officially explains Francis' conduc
I am eternally hopeful in and for faith.
Here is the entire release which is quite Diobolical in that it:

- engages in revisionist history
- alters the Gospel very much in the "What god did to Sodom he did because their lack of hospitality angered him, not homosexual behaviour."
- officially affirms relativism and situation ethics (in this or that situation the rules don't have to apply)

The text:

In response to the many questions and concerns raised over Pope Francis washing the feet of 12 young people at the Roman Juvenile Detention Centre on Holy Thursday evening, especially that two were young women, Fr. Lombardi has sent me the following information to be shared with you.

One can easily understand that in a great celebration, men would be chosen for the foot washing because Jesus, himself washing the feet of the twelve apostles who were male.  However the ritual of the washing of the feet on Holy Thursday evening in the Juvenile Detention Centre in Rome took place in a particular, small community that included young women.  When Jesus washed the feet of those who were with him on the first Holy Thursday, he desired to teach all a lesson about the meaning of service, using a gesture that included all members of the community.

We are aware of the photos that show Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, then-Archbishop of Buenos Aires, who in various pastoral settings washed the feet of young men and women.  To have excluded the young women from the ritual washing of feet on Holy Thursday night in this Roman prison, would have detracted our attention from the essence of the Holy Thursday Gospel, and the very beautiful and simple gesture of a father who desired to embrace those who were on the fringes of society; those who were not refined experts of liturgical rules.

That the Holy Father, Francis, washed the feet of young men and women on his first Holy Thursday as Pope, should call our minds and hearts to the simple and spontaneous gesture of love, affection, forgiveness and mercy of the Bishop of Rome, more than to legalistic, liturgical or canonical discussions.
(03-30-2013, 12:02 AM)Allan Wrote: Exactly...let's keep playing:

Q Cardinal Burke, as Chief Canonist of the apostolic signatura, why did you retroactively revoke all annulments issues by any Diocese in the last 50 years?

A. Well look, I was moved to make a grand gesture in support of human love and marriage, and I think that should be the focus here more than legalistic, liturgical or canonical discussions.

I think the best part is about how, whenever your with a group of people who aren't "experts" in the rules (hey, their "bar" not mine!) you can literally chuck the liturgical books right out the window!

So, this weekend feel free to use the older versions of the bidding prayers for conversion  - provided, of course, the people in the fees are not "experts" on the liturgy!

Oh yea...these papal-approved situational ethics are going to be fun!

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