See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pope Meets With Priests of the Diocese of Rome.



Where's Waldo?
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But first, from Catholic News Agency:
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In a meeting with priests and religious from the Diocese of Rome on March 10, the Pope led a Scripture meditation as the “pastor of the pastors.”
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Priests must not preach “Christianity 'a la carte'” and should be willing to approach even uncomfortable aspects of the Gospel, Pope Benedict said in a meeting with priests this week.

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He implored priests to show “full-time” fidelity to their vocation as priests, “being with Christ and being ambassadors of Christ.”

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The Pope also called on priests today not to shrink from proclaiming “the entire plan of God.”
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“This is important,” said the Pope. “The Apostle does not preach Christianity 'a la carte,' according to his own tastes, he does not preach a Gospel according to his own preferred theological ideas; he does not take away from the commitment to announce the entire will of God, even when uncomfortable, nor the themes he may least like personally.
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“It is our mission to announce all the will of God, in its totality and ultimate simplicity. But the fact that we must instruct and preach is important - as St. Paul says - and really proposes the entire will of God.” - CNA
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The Holy Father is urging his priests to preach on uncomfortable topics.  Thanks be to God.
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Where's Waldo?
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Evidently the Holy Father calls the priests of the diocese together for such meetings from time to time.  Likewise our local Archbishop does the same once each year.  Active priests are pretty much expected to be there - I think - I don't know that for sure of course. 
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Photo:  In answer to the "Where's Waldo?" challenge - where is Fr. Z?  He's a priest of the Diocese of Rome, right?  Just wondering.
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What?

3 comments:

  1. Don't you just love this, the al la carte business?

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  2. Anonymous5:27 PM

    I thought Fr. Z was a priest of Velletri-Segni Diocese. Is it linked to Rome?

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  3. "I want all of you that have joined the Freemason Lodge to raise your hands"

    This unanimous show of hands would have even surprised him.

    That is the very first question that should have come from the Holy Father.

    Our Lady has named the Masonic Lodge and Priests and Faithful that have joined it as the number one enemies of Christ and His Church.

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