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Offline Fr. George

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26505 on: Today at 02:41:37 PM »
Now at an acronym Coptic Church near you!  ;D


I'll mention it to ICXC when I speak with him.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26506 on: Today at 02:50:05 PM »
I had some business at a resin-producing plant yesterday, and 24-hours after breathing the production fumes of whatever it is they're manufacturing out of rosin, I'm still itchy.

This should help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retsina (one of my favorite wines)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26507 on: Today at 03:31:04 PM »
My mother bought bone marrow jelly (which I probably hadn't eaten for years) on the first day of Cheesefare  Lord have mercy!

Just do Lent next year.
It's specially hard to do Lent any year when your local cuisine is all about churrasco.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26508 on: Today at 04:24:13 PM »
Pope Francis proves he's just the absolute best, once again!  :police:
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #26509 on: Today at 05:27:36 PM »
Pope Francis proves he's just the absolute best, once again!  :police:

What has he done this time?
Just grab them by prayer.


Mor has spoken through George... this is the faith of the fathers!

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« Reply #26510 on: Today at 05:34:25 PM »
Pope Francis proves he's just the absolute best, once again!  :police:

What has he done this time?

The media are falling all over themselves reporting how he supposedly said it's better to be an atheist than to lead a double life and be a hypocritical Catholic. From what I can tell he didn't say that, exactly, but rather said that it's common to hear other people saying that, with the implication of the Pope being that, considering the sinful way some self-professed Catholics act, it's hard to blame people for having such a low opinion of Catholics/Catholicism.

EDIT--Here's how one paper reported it: He said some of these people should also say "'my life is not Christian, I don't pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, [I lead] a double life'." "There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal," he said. "How many times have we all heard people say 'if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist'."

And CNN reported it this way: If you're a Christian who exploits people, leads a double life or manages a "dirty" business, perhaps it's better not to call yourself a believer, Pope Francis suggested in a homily on Thursday in Rome. "So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others," Francis said during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, according to Vatican Radio. "How many times have we heard -- all of us, around the neighborhood and elsewhere -- 'But to be a Catholic like that, it's better to be an atheist.' It is that: scandal."

The paper ran with the headline: "Pope Francis: It is 'better to be an atheist than hypocritical Catholic'"   and  CNN had: "Pope suggests it's better to be an atheist than a bad Christian"
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