January 18, 2015
Man of the Year— pray for the Pope!
God-Man of the Ages: ask for Hope!
Father Jack's thoughts on "why" he's man of the year:
Evangelization: This is the hallmark of Pope Francis. We need to go out to a wounded and wearied world—kinda like see it as a battlefield-emergency tent out there—and seek, bind up welcome the lost and hurting. Everyone—get your hands dirty!
The Unwanted/Untouchables: remember the Pope kissing a leprous person –it’s natural for him, for Christ, to do, how about for you?
Pope Calling: He’s phoned atheists and single mom’s and the depressed: you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to follow Jesus—KISS = keep it simple saint!
Simplicity: He got rid of the red shoes (famous Prada slippers popes have worn) , frivolous pomp, sumptuous meals, limousines, apostolic palaces and focused on what’s really essential—following Jesus.
Liberating lifestyle: they say we live in a therapeutic culture/of narcissism—always navel gazing and talk-show gazing on our endless problems, fantasies and troubles. The Pope, rather brazenly commands us to get out of imprisoning- self focus and become selfless serve and
Go against tide: against the idolatry of money, riches, techno gadgetry, emphasis away from love of God and the poor
Orthodoxy = This means service PLUS true belief. Notice the Pope has not changed definite doctrines like Christ’ Real Presence in the Eucharist, the need for salvation, chastity outside marriage for all, priesthood is reserved to men; killing (abortion/euthanasia) is always wrong. Essentials are the same—its some of the packaging that’s refreshingly different: That’s dynamic orthodoxy!
Resilience: The Church/Catholic Religion is dead, dying: Ummm, –Now look again. It is the Catholic Culture and Church which “percolated” and spiritually produced such a person as the Pope---birthed him, as it were, and other saintly servants like Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II, out of Catholicism’s saintly spirituality, altruistic art, mystical music, dynamic save-souls-evangelization, and, besides yet, we Catholics have 1.2 billion in the world to percolate more saints!
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the silence, and WISDOM: A wise old owl lived in an oak. The more he
saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t
we all be like that wise old bird?…English nursery rhyme
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Saturday 5:00PM St. Patrick Little Orleans
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St. Peter ~ Hancock
Followed by the Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers
St. Peter ~ Hancock
Is: 60:1-6; Eph 3:2-a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12..
1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42