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Two stories from The Pope

Posted by on May. 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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I thought these two little stories were especially apt at this time.  I think it touches on a couple of things that threw the train off the track in the other thread.  I think it would do us all so much good, especially those that believe like I believe, that compassion and open hearts and minds are so much more important than judgment and accusations.  That is all, enjoy the stories and hopefully understand their message.


"Think of the good Christians, with good will, we think about the parish secretary, a secretary of the parish ... 'Good evening, good morning, the two of us - boyfriend and girlfriend - we want to get married'. And instead of saying, 'That's great!'. They say, 'Oh, well, have a seat. If you want the Mass, it costs a lot ... '. This, instead of receiving a good welcome- It is a good thing to get married! '- But instead they get this response:' Do you have the certificate of baptism, all right ... '. And they find a closed door. When this Christian and that Christian has the ability to open a door, thanking God for this fact of a new marriage ... We are many times controllers of faith, instead of becoming facilitators of the faith of the people. "

"Think about a single mother who goes to church, in the parish and to the secretary she says: 'I want my child baptized'. And then this Christian, this Christian says: 'No, you cannot because you're not married!'. But look, this girl who had the courage to carry her pregnancy and not to return her son to the sender, what is it? A closed door! This is not zeal! It is far from the Lord! It does not open doors! And so when we are on this street, have this attitude, we do not do good to people, the people, the People of God, but Jesus instituted the seven sacraments with this attitude and we are establishing the eighth: the sacrament of pastoral customs! ".


by on May. 25, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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Donna6503
by Platinum Member on May. 25, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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Nice story

JTROX
by Gold Member on May. 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

I was married in the Church.  I was not charged anything.  My husband isn't even Catholic.

My first child was baptized even though he was born when his parents were not married.  No problems.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Thank you for sharing.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on May. 25, 2013 at 11:59 AM


Quoting JTROX:

I was married in the Church.  I was not charged anything.  My husband isn't even Catholic.

My first child was baptized even though he was born when his parents were not married.  No problems.

That is great to hear.

Myself, the church I attended for years shut the door on me.  My first daughter was not worthy, born of sin to a single mother and a father who was divorced.  The shame!


PeeperSqueak5
by on May. 25, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Thank you for sharing !

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