Friday, October 4, 2013

Pope's Solution for Kids Who Won't Move Out - "Stop Ironing His Shirts!"

Pope Francis met with  many different groups in Assisi today.  At one stop, a mother asked how to get her 30 something year old son to propose to his girlfriend and move out of the house. The pope's answer?  "Stop ironing his shirts!"  Good advice, no?

Some other thought provoking lines from the pope today (paraphrased since the official transcripts are not out yet):
“What is the peace which (Saint) Francis received, experienced and lived, and which he passes on to us? It is the peace of Christ, which is born of the greatest love of all, the love of the cross,” 
Marriage is a real vocation just like priesthood and religious life.
Celibacy is not a negative decision, but a great "yes" to God
A Christian cannot co-exist with the spirit of the world,  Worldliness “leads us to vanity, arrogance, pride. And this is an idol, it is not of God.”
On visiting the disabled children:  “We are among the wounds of Jesus.  Jesus is hidden in these kids, in these children, in these people. On the altar we adore the flesh of Jesus, in them we find the wounds of Jesus.”

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Men of The Catholic Jedi Academy are also Men Of Saint Joseph!
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