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2013-03-14 04:48:12 PM  
8 votes:
SOMEBODY TELL ME WHAT THE FARK IS AN "NGO"


*clap* *clap* NGO
*clap* *clap* NGO
*clap* *clap* NGO
And Bingo was his name-o
2013-03-14 04:14:36 PM  
6 votes:
Yes, all that priestly compassion truly is a danger to the church. It has already led to many prolapsed Catholic boys.
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2013-03-14 03:39:15 PM  
5 votes:
They have kept it under control so far.
2013-03-14 04:43:01 PM  
3 votes:
CSB:
I learned there was a new pope while I was attending a Bad Religion concert last night.
2013-03-14 04:42:39 PM  
3 votes:
I guess he's putting the "ass" back into compassion.
2013-03-14 10:09:24 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com

/Many Cardinals, both sides!
2013-03-14 04:39:24 PM  
2 votes:

factoryconnection: But there is definitely compassion in spades for the poor in the Catholic Church: Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, Cross Catholic Outreach, the Saint Vincent de Paul society, etc...  it isn't all fighting against gay marriage/adoption and contraception.


Plus think of all the young boys they've provided a free sex education for!
2013-03-15 10:52:05 PM  
1 votes:

Phil Moskowitz: That's right, get back to fearin' that God. We have no control over you jokers if you don't fear god and feel like you need to confess. More ceremony, more god waffles, get it through your head that your mortal soul is on the line.

Then donate.


They have WAFFLES in church now???

"Jesus - now with waffles." I am so there.
2013-03-14 06:06:16 PM  
1 votes:
We either need to dismantle the Catholic Church and say "FU(K ALL YOU INDIGENT STRIGHT BASTARDS WHO DEPEND ON THIS" Or we need an anti-Catholic gay church in addition to he anti-gay Catholic church to help out poor gay people. Because I can tell neither side likes the other enough to join forces for the good of both.
2013-03-14 05:44:12 PM  
1 votes:
This guy is turning out to be a real fiscal conservative.  Not only did he shun the limo and pay his hotel bill buty he, also, made the papal party BOYB - Bring your own boy.
2013-03-14 05:43:15 PM  
1 votes:
I'm still sad we don't have a Pope Dolan....not for his even crazier views, but because it would have been decades of hilarious headlines.
2013-03-14 05:39:20 PM  
1 votes:
I see the new Pope Frank gets his compassion from Mother "Suffering & Death From Overpopulation & Starvation is a Blessing While Contraception is a Curse & Unforgivable Sin" Theresa.
2013-03-14 05:26:01 PM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: It's almost like the man is saying that providing help without structure

prosthelytizing, especially in very poor areas or where people are desperate, doesn't help the people out of poverty it only eases the pain of poverty the church.

FTFY
2013-03-14 05:23:12 PM  
1 votes:

Marine1: We're talking about a 2000-year-old institution here. Nothing changes overnight, for better or for worse.


Plenary indulgences for all!
2013-03-14 05:09:49 PM  
1 votes:

factoryconnection: But there is definitely compassion in spades for the poor in the Catholic Church: Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, Cross Catholic Outreach, the Saint Vincent de Paul society, etc...  it isn't all fighting against gay marriage/adoption and contraception.


And no altar boy ever lacks for something to eat, if you know what I mean.

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2013-03-14 05:09:47 PM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: It's almost like the man is saying that providing help without structure, especially in very poor areas, doesn't help the people out of poverty it only eases the pain of poverty.

Exactly.  What's the good of feeding the starving people in Africa if we don't try to convert them at the same time?  If you don't convert them, they'll just get hungry again later!
Also, if they're hungry enough, they'll agree to worship a Nike sneaker if you offer them some rice.
2013-03-14 05:07:32 PM  
1 votes:
At least the church was able to distance themselves from the murky "Nazi" connection.

So, where's this guy from?

oh.... Argentina....
2013-03-14 05:00:14 PM  
1 votes:

RodneyToady: Good deeds gets you part of the way there.


That, folks, is what we call heresy.
2013-03-14 04:55:05 PM  
1 votes:

Dr_Gene: lucksi: He packed his bags and then he went to pay the bill for his room so as to set a good example

Is it customary for popes Catholics to stiff hotels on the bill for their stay normally?

/FTFY


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2013-03-14 04:53:40 PM  
1 votes:

lucksi: He packed his bags and then he went to pay the bill for his room so as to set a good example

Is it customary for popes Catholics to stiff hotels on the bill for their stay normally?


/FTFY
2013-03-14 04:52:16 PM  
1 votes:
I just got my nipples pierced today.
2013-03-14 04:50:42 PM  
1 votes:
I hope this doesnt mean spooning after molestation.
2013-03-14 04:48:01 PM  
1 votes:
He packed his bags and then he went to pay the bill for his room so as to set a good example

Is it customary for popes to stiff hotels on the bill for their stay normally?

He also broke tradition by remaining standing to receive cardinals' acts of homage after his election, instead of sitting in the papal throne

Praise Jebus, a miracle. Quick, raise him to sainthood.
2013-03-14 04:40:49 PM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: Pope Francis has warned the Catholic Church would become "a compassionate NGO" without spiritual renewal.
In a Sistine Chapel Mass with cardinals on his first day as Church leader, the pontiff said: "If we do not confess to Christ, what would we be?
"We would end up a compassionate NGO. What would happen would be like when children make sand castles and then it all falls down."

so if you are kind to the sick and poor but aren't a christian then...what?  it doesn't count?


No, you're just... not a Christian. Kinda a failure state for a Christian church.

/good luck getting shiat straight Francis.
2013-03-14 04:40:07 PM  
1 votes:
If the guy were to come out in front of the crowd and confess his worst qualities, most heinous deeds, and impure thoughts - then maybe I could take his little showboating examples of humility seriously.

Christ requires humanity to exist - individual humans believing that he exists as a supernatural power.  When the Pope stands before a world's audience, he is looking at the near entirety of Christ, minus one piece, that being the Pope himself.  So, when he calls upon the world to confess to Christ, that call is meaningless unless he confesses himself to Christ's assemblage before him.

I wouldn't hold an individual to that standard.  They can confess to Christ privately, as that's the best they're ever really going to do.  However, there's only one pope in the entire universe.  And with the followers of the Catholic church playing the role of Trinity, the pope needs to man up and bare his soul.  That act would open the gates of heaven again to man.  But until it happens, the doors remain closed and the papacy remains a show choir with a bulletproof float.
2013-03-14 04:38:35 PM  
1 votes:
I hear they're good with kids.  So they're kind of like napalm
2013-03-14 04:18:28 PM  
1 votes:

factoryconnection: Not that there was much in the way of details, but it seems like he's saying that without their faith and devotion to God, all that is left is the compassion you'd find in any other service-based NGO, not that they'd be in danger of becoming compassionate.  As a church, they're supposed to be more than that.

But there is definitely compassion in spades for the poor in the Catholic Church: Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, Cross Catholic Outreach, the Saint Vincent de Paul society, etc...  it isn't all fighting against gay marriage/adoption and contraception.


Careful.  Folks around here don't like that sort of talk.
 
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