Monday, September 23, 2013

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OP-ED COLUMNIST

The Pope’s Radical Whisper

BY FRANK BRUNI
The Catholic leader's tone and words are a counterpoint to the arrogance and self-aggrandizement that define so much of modern life.
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7 comments:

jimm said...

I'm somewhat confused how this goes from popes to presidents?!

But I do agree that too many ppl think the 'rules' don't apply to themselves; only for others.

Velcome back DrJ !!!

RADICALJOE said...

Doctor Justin O'Shea, it should be, since you are a practicing Doctor. The Honor is ours to not just be sincere, but truthful.
Frank Bruni, did not mention the
day of Prayer that I watched of all
the Catholics praying outside the Vatican on the Saturday before we know that Russia came up with the offer to negotiate with Syria, and we then thought, This may be a better Idea than starting WWIII.
You cannot deny the Pope his power
when this country offers no alternative. I have heard no mention from anyone 'Thanking' Pope Francis of his Help and Prayers.
He had said that there has to be a
way to resolve this Crisis. A simple man with simple answers.

Gary Kelly said...

A most interesting and well written article, I thought.

What a surprising portrait of modesty in a church that had lost touch with it.

And what a refreshing example of humility in a world with too little of it.


Maybe that answers your question, Jimm.

JustinO'Shea said...

Hey, RadJoe. . .I agree with you here!!! The Pope invited us, hundreds of thousands of "people of good will" all over the world, not just at Rome, accepted his invite and dedicated a day to fast and pray. God ignores that? No way! There is a power in the prayer of God's People because our prayer becomes the prayer of Jesus. . and God always hears The Beloved!
People do not see because they do not expect anything to happen. . . and it "passes them right by".
Of course, God has a better plan, a better way. Amen.

Justin Dunes said...

Gary Kelly has left a new comment on your post "HEY. . .I'M BACK. . . let's try with this. . . .;...":

A most interesting and well written article, I thought.

What a surprising portrait of modesty in a church that had lost touch with it.

And what a refreshing example of humility in a world with too little of it.

Maybe that answers your question, Jimm.

Coop said...

Bruni lost me when he started talking about the shortcomings in the way Obama presents himself.
He was really wandering out there... after making a valid point about the lack of humility in politics and the fact that so many politicians are bullies.

Obama can't deal with anyone else's ideas. He refuses to acknowledge the flaws in his own precious healthcare plan. If he did, maybe Ted Cruz wouldn't be farting from the mouth. (I don't know if the speech-ifying is still going on).





J said...

Well, Dr. Justin, you know that I have no regard for organized religion, but subscribe to the ethics of the sermon on the mount. To the extent this new pontiff exhibits a more Latino feeling of tolerance, I welcome him with all my heart.