Pope Francis and the devil

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Pope Francis and the devil

Post by Hovannes » Wed May 01, 2013 7:39 am

I caught this insightful piece on Fr Z's blog on how Pope Francis views satan through the writings of Ignatius of Loyola

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkDj-F3l ... r_embedded#!

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Post by maskaggs » Thu May 02, 2013 10:21 pm

I, for one, am supremely satisfied to see Francis taking on the devil without dancing around the issue. None of this "well the devil is really just our unwillingness to please God" business.

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Re: Pope Francis and the devil

Post by wosbald » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:07 am

+JMJ+

Don't argue with the Devil - he's much more intelligent than us, says Pope Francis
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A boy poses for a portrait in his devil costume at a procession symbolizing the fight between good and evil that celebrates the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala CREDIT: LUIS SOTO/AP

The Devil is more intelligent than mere mortals and should never be argued with, Pope Francis has warned.

Satan is not a metaphor or a nebulous concept but a real person armed with dark powers, the Pope said in forthright remarks made during a television interview.

“He is evil, he’s not like mist. He’s not a diffuse thing, he is a person. I’m convinced that one must never converse with Satan - if you do that, you’ll be lost,” he told TV2000, a Catholic channel, gesticulating with his hands to emphasise his point.

“He always pretends to be polite - he does it with priests, with bishops. That’s how he enters your mind. But it ends badly if you don’t realise what is happening in time. (We should tell him) go away!” he said.

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Re: Pope Francis and the devil

Post by 7formy1911 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:20 am

Very insightful! Armed with a rosary and the St. Michael prayer we have weapons to resist temptation so that the light of Christ scatters the darkness around and in us. It seems that the world is dimming around us but there is always hope.
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Re: Pope Francis and the devil

Post by UncleBob » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:53 am

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Re: Pope Francis and the devil

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:23 am

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and to turn away from evil is understanding." - Job 28:28

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Re: Pope Francis and the devil

Post by rgcurrey » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:25 am

Well I got a job and tried to put my money away
But I got debts that no honest man can pay - B. Springsteen

And he said to the man,
"Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
and to turn away from evil is understanding." - Job 28:28

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