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Friday, October 14, 2016

Pope Francis: “It’s not right to convince someone of your faith. Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism.”

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There's a Reason the World Loves Pope Francis

So, here's the headline: Pope rips ‘hypocrisy’ of Christians who reject refugees, says proselytism is ‘venom’  Nope, it's not The Remnant's.  This time it's But, wait! There's more:

Pope Francis assailed Christians who oppose the acceptance of refugees, and those who seek to convince others of the truth of their faith, in remarks to a visiting German group on October 13.

Breaking away from his prepared remarks, the Pope said told the ecumenical group that he is appalled by “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.” He also spoke of his distaste for proselytism.

“It’s not right to convince someone of your faith,” the Pope said. “Proselytism is the strongest venom against the path of ecumenism.” READ HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: I just can't wait for Jimmy Akin to give us 11 things to know and share about why this seemingly confusing and angry papal rant is, in fact, a brilliant Catholic answer. 

Perhaps, Jimmy shares the Pope's contention that something must be done about all those millions and millions of Catholics out there who, every day, go about foisting themselves on non-Catholics, cajoling them to convert, terrorizing them with medieval claims that the jaws of hell yawn wide before the unsuspecting non-Catholic who refuses to convert.  

This intimidating "proselytism," so characteristic of modern Catholics, is a huge problem. YUGE! And I for one am happy the pope is finally tackling it. It's what I call "guts poping".  But Jimmy will explain it far better than I can.

From The Venom Of Global Proselytism, Libera Nos Domine!

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