Looks like she won the lottery. Superstar.
Pope Francis "recounted his encounter
with a man engaged to be married
who was looking for a church that would
complement his fiancée’s dress
and would not be far from a restaurant."
"Many marriages are not good; they do not please Our Lord and are not of God."
This week Pope Francis stated, “the great majority of our sacramental marriages are null...” The statement was revised for the transcript, with the Holy Father's approval of course, and reads, “a portion of our sacramental marriages are null.” A 'portion' - or perhaps 'many' as Our Lady said in 1917.
The comment was once again taken out of context.
The initial comments had come as the Pope was addressing the Diocese of Rome’s pastoral congress. After his initial scripted remarks, he held a question-and-answer session.
A layman asked about the “crisis of marriage” and how Catholics can help educate youth in love, help them learn about sacramental marriage, and help them overcome “their resistance, delusions and fears.”
The Pope answered from his own experience. - CNA
An experience perhaps quite foreign to many readers, expressed in ordinary language, in a casual question and answer circumstance. He shared anecdotes to illustrate what he meant - unexpected stories to demonstrate the significance and permanence of sacramental marriage.
It works for me - but I grew up in an Italian neighborhood with second generation children of immigrants, where old timers spoke like that. I think the 'ordinary people of the streets' understand this pope.
I love Pope Francis.
“Do you have any idea how many times
I’ve had to watch Funny Lady?”