Some of us knew right away. That night, nearly four long years ago when this Jorge Bergoglio came out on the loggia the Grand Lodge of Italy's Master said, "nothing will be the same again." Indeed, he was correct. The man who bowed to the people for a "blessing" refused to give on to the journalists the next day. The man who grovels on the ground to wash the feet of people in a prideful, media stunt refuses to genuflect to the King of kings and Lord of lords, in the Host at the Sacrifice of the Mass.
Where our poor Benedict was barred from speaking to a university audience, Francis is welcomed as a rock-star. Papolaters, the whole bloody lot of them.
And what did he say to these purveyors of Berogolian adulation?
Not a word about Jesus Christ!
How is it even possible?
At Roma Tre Francis did speak, and did he ever, off the cuff and interrupted dozens of times by applause. He spoke about dialogue and multiculturalism, migration and youth unemployment, with what stems from it according to him: “They say that the true statistics about youth suicide are not published; something is published, but not the real statistics.”
But in the 45-minute speech not even once did he utter the words God, Jesus, Church, faith, Christianity.http://magister.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it/2017/02/25/a-lone-man-in-charge-to-the-crowd%E2%80%99s-acclaim/
A Lone Man in Charge, To the Crowd's Acclaim
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Popularity and solitude are the two faces of the current pontificate, contradictory only in appearance.
An umpteenth proof of the popularity of Pope Francis came on February 17 with his visit to the university of Roma Tre, amid the rejoicing of teachers and students (see photo), a spectacular comeback over the ban that in 2008 prevented Benedict XVI from entering and speaking at the other university of Rome, the more noble and storied, that of La Sapienza, for the crime of having wanted to bring God and faith into the inviolable temple of the goddess reason.