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Time Magazine POY: Pope Francis, The People’s Pope



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When, on March 13, Bergoglio inherited the throne of St. Peter—keeper of the keys to the kingdom of heaven—he made the same request of the world. Pray for me. His letter of retirement, a requirement of all bishops 75 and older, was already on file in a Vatican office, awaiting approval. Friends in Argentina had perceived him to be slowing down, like a spent force. In an instant, he was a new man, calling himself Francis after the humble saint from Assisi. As Pope, he was suddenly the sovereign of Vatican City and head of an institution so ­sprawling—with about enough followers to populate China—so steeped in order, so snarled by bureaucracy, so vast in its charity, so weighted by its scandals, so polarizing to those who study its teachings, so mysterious to those who don’t, that the gap between him and the daily miseries of the world’s poor might finally have seemed unbridgeable. Until the 266th Supreme Pontiff walked off in those clunky shoes to pay his hotel bill.

The papacy is mysterious and magical: it turns a septuagenarian into a superstar while revealing almost nothing about the man himself. And it raises hopes in every corner of the world—hopes that can never be fulfilled, for they are irreconcilable. The elderly traditionalist who pines for the old Latin Mass and the devout young woman who wishes she could be a priest both have hopes. The ambitious monsignor in the Vatican Curia and the evangelizing deacon in a remote Filipino village both have hopes. No Pope can make them all happy at once.

But what makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all. People weary of the endless parsing of sexual ethics, the buck-passing infighting over lines of authority when all the while (to borrow from Milton), “the hungry Sheep look up, and are not fed.” In a matter of months, Francis has elevated the healing mission of the church—the church as servant and comforter of hurting people in an often harsh world—above the doctrinal police work so important to his recent predecessors. John Paul II and Benedict XVI were professors of theology. Francis is a former janitor, nightclub bouncer, chemical technician and literature teacher.







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Peter—keeper of the keys to the kingdom of heaven




Has anyone ever seen these keys? What a load of crap!






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I'm not Catholic, but.... Best.Pope.Ever.





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Has anyone ever seen these keys? What a load of crap!



"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." - Matthew 16:19






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It must be really convenient to be a Catholic because you are able to quote scriptures that appear to make your point when it applies, but totally discard others that rip to shreds other Catholic doctines and dismiss them with taunts of:" oh Protestants and their sola scriptura?"





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It must be really convenient to be a Catholic because you are able to quote scriptures that appear to make your point when it applies, but totally discard others that rip to shreds other Catholic doctines and dismiss them with taunts of:" oh Protestants and their sola scriptura?"


This is the point where I have to say the Protestants and Catholics need to focus more of what they have in common than their nuanced differences. After all, the bottom line is we both believe that we are saved by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.






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Sorry about being a heathen.





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SmackoverHawg
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I'm not Catholic, but.... Best.Pope.Ever.


Great Pope but POY? Come on. It's not even close.
















Guz Malzahn! Now that sumbitch worked some miracles.






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MFn GIMP
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Picking Pope Francis also allows Time to claim Serious You Guys We're Not Anti-Religion n Stuff.

Of course the reason they would entertain picking Pope Francis (and not Pope Benedict) is that they are anti-religious. I don't mean Pope Francis isn't religious. I mean Time's interest in Pope Francis is entirely political -- they seem him as an ally in their unending political fight with the Right.

Not saying he is that -- I'm saying how that's how the left perceives him. A Polite Company Pontiff, so to speak.

You want proof of that? Time today had to correct a caption it ran with picture of Pope Francis. The caption specified that he was popular because he rejected the teachings of the Church.

No, seriously. Here was Time's first attempt to summarize the importance of Pope Francis:

"First Jesuit Pontiff won hearts and headlines with his common touch and rejection of church dogma and luxury."

Yes, the head of the Catholic Church is known for rejecting the teachings of the Catholic Church.



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Now that sumbitch worked some miracles.


People are laughing in Alabama, crying in Arkansas.






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AustinTigr
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This is the point where I have to say the Protestants and Catholics need to focus more of what they have in common than their nuanced differences. After all, the bottom line is we both believe that we are saved by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.


EXCELLENT POST! I started to type a 'Catholic response', reflected on the 100+ page Catholic v Protestant thread about 1 year ago. And stopped.

In this day and age, with all the attacks on Christianity in general, I am definitely of the opinion that Protestants and Catholics need to set aside our differences and focus on what unites us.






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Guz Malzahn! Now that sumbitch worked some miracles.








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Peter—keeper of the keys to the kingdom of heaven


Keep wondering around like a Shepard-less flock trying to find meaning in the empty Gospel you embrace.






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Hoyas
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It must be really convenient to be a Catholic because you are able to quote scriptures that appear to make your point when it applies, but totally discard others that rip to shreds other Catholic doctines and dismiss them with taunts of:" oh Protestants and their sola scriptura?"



You need to get laid brah






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The POY is a joke compared to what it used to be. Old-school TIME would have gone with Snowden, the real person of the year.





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Revelator


C'mon Rev. Anyone can do this with any scripture regardless of religious affiliation. It's all about context or lack thereof.

I think the Pope is a genuinely good guy. Don't care that he's the Pope unless he does bad things.







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It must be really convenient to be a Catholic because you are able to quote scriptures that appear to make your point when it applies, but totally discard others that rip to shreds other Catholic doctines and dismiss them with taunts of:" oh Protestants and their sola scriptura?"


Agree






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rev tiger I'm working on my response right now but here is a short 4 page article for you to read before I give my response.






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Honest question: How many people are heeding this Pope's teachings and focusing on leading a simple life while helping those less fortunate?







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LINK rev tiger I'm working on my response right now but here is a short 4 page article for you to read before I give my response.



I appreciate the effort CatholicTigerfan, I truly do. But, please don't bother because we've both been on this ride before and neither of us is buying what the other is selling.






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