Don't use insults



His Holiness today has warned against the use of insults.

Pope Francis Little Book of Insults is an ongoing project.

Comments

Tereze Avila said…
You can add another ONE - INSULT AGAINST GOD HIMSELF:
"“In the garden of the Vatican, the Muslim cleric finishes his prayer with the verse from the Quran: ‘May Allah give us victory over the disbelieving people’. This is what I call a prayer for peace."

THAT ALL IS FRANCIS FAULT... check the link: http://ibloga.blogspot.ca/2014/06/imam-prays-for-victory-over-unbelievers.html
viterbo said…
I guess a pharisee can get away with not practicing what he preaches.

From his latest interview which seems to be a long selfie apology for his actions over the past couple of weeks. He speaks of 'three religions' as if they were one. He also adds that, 'fundamentalists' even if they are not violent, are, of course, violent (what can you say, after Christians are fleeing 'violence' from the jihadists?). He also confesses to being a revolutionary, but redefines 'revolution': "For me, revolution is going to the roots, recognizing and seeing what those roots have to say today." I guess he doesn't like what the 'roots' have been divining about Traditionalists. According to Bergoglio the problem of 'poverty' is because we idolise money rather than man: "At the heart of any economic system must be man - man and woman; everything must be of service to man." He then talks about his dislike of spheres and his preference for polyhedrons - declaring that he doesn't like divisions but prefers diversity - somehow this is illustrated in the difference between a sphere and a polyhedron. He speaks of 'limiting births' as being part of a throwaway culture, which is bad because there would be enough food for everyone if we saved the leftovers. He claims that at the Sunday anti-pentecost he 'opened the windows to the world'. His collaboration with islam and jusadism via Rabbi SKorka and Professor Abu Omar at the western wall was to be 'a witness'; "Every day I pray the Divine Office with the Psalms of David...My prayer is Jewish, and then I have the Eucharist, which is Christian." Does this mean he is a judeo-christian and not a christian? Perhaps I'm spitting hairs. Speaks of his C8, of his retirement several times, the world cup and says he wants to be remembered as a 'good guy.'

It is hard to tell if these are the words of a christian bishop or the person I used to sit next to in media studies.


http://www.lavanguardia.com/internacional/20140612/54408951579/entrevista-papa-francisco.html
Joe Potillor said…
Oh the Irony...
viterbo said…
I'll make a prediction. Jorge Bergolgio will resign soon afer the October synod, after 'beatifying' Montini - who after all, began the ball rolling on redefining marriage; this synod will 'renew' Christian Doctrine on the family including teaching on marriage, and due to 'docility', most people will think this updating is 'serene'; Montini, who denied to all Catholics access to the age-old sacraments, and denied priests and bishops the unequivocable, that is to say the 'univocal', rite of ordination and replaced it 'with something vague' - once Bergoglio has honoured this prince of modernism who returned the standard of Lepanto to his muslim fraters (in 1571 Pope St. Pius V fasted and prayed the Rosary, whilst a vastly out-numbered Christian fleet defeated a much larger muslim navy and took this standard which represented the triumph of the Cross over the Crescent through the power of the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary), he will fly off to a five-star retirement from which he can advise his successor, and, perhaps, form an exclusive fraternity of popes' emeriti, known as the F.O.P.Es. Perhaps the F.O.P.Es will gather together at the celebration of Protestantism in 2017 and beatify Luther, after having JohnPaulII super-canonized in a new declaration acknowledging that all pre-vII saints actually went to an out-dated heaven, whilst the polish pope is the first resident of the heaven of aggiornamento.
JB said…
He has now officially become a form of penance. "Everything must be of service to man." I think Jesus said that. Yes.
Celia said…
Speaks of his retirement several times does he? Bless Pope Benedict for making it possible!
kathleen said…
he went on to say "...because those who insult kill." So is this the Pope's tacit admission that what he insults is what he'd like to kill?
kathleen said…
If the FOPES send a delegation of popes emiritii to the canonization of Luther, won't that be the DOPEs?

(uh oh, maybe that was an insult.)
JB said…

I'm actually starting to feel bad for him. I don't think he's up for the task here; it's getting too obvious. His own family knows he likes to insult, yet he comes out says insulting is like killing someone - - without apologizing for his own long rap sheet of needless insults.
Genty said…
I'm beginning to think the office of pontiff has unhinged him.
Unknown said…
FOPES----laughed until I started coughing!!

Seattle Kimmy
Unknown said…
Dearest Genty--he was just as unhinged while he was Bishop Bergoglio.

Now raise your arm and repeat 'Heil Jorge!'

Seattle Kimmy
viterbo said…
@kat and Seattle K; if the fopes became dopes I may well - if the worms ain't having their turn on me by then -become a mope, but I don't know what that'd stand for.
Lynda said…
The worst insult is the insult against Our Lord, God, himself. And against His holy men and women in their glorification of Him.
susan said…
viterbo....OUTSTANDING!!!!

Do you have a blog?
viterbo said…
@Susan - no alas, I lack the clear smack-in-the-face exposition applied to digital how-dya-do by the likes of dear Bones, Mundabor, Fr Ray etc. - not that they wouldn't have a tussle after a pint with Fr Ray who, no doubt, would send the others away feeling authentically guilty for their dodgy moves; that said, who don't like an 'outstanding', nod!