Sunday Pope Preach

Michael Peppard is convinced that Pope Francis is going to go James 5 on Americans this Sunday. Me? I’m not so sure. There’s a front porch message in the Gospel:

“Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”
Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him.
There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name
who can at the same time speak ill of me.
For whoever is not against us is for us.”

The Holy Father promised to ponder a theology of the middle class, and it seems that those caught in the middle between the margins of the Church and those attempting to provide a pastoral encuentro perhaps need the reminder to contemplate their own woodwork.

Seriously, I am looking forward to what Pope Francis has to say to the majority of Americans in the middle.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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One Response to Sunday Pope Preach

  1. Liam says:

    There has also been some speculation in certain circles about what the Pope will preach on the *following* Sunday at the opening of the Synod. They’ve assumed the propers for OT will be used, but no one seems have though that the propers for St Francis of Assisi might instead be used, as he is one of the principal patrons of Italy (Italy has three *principal* patrons – the other two are St Joseph and St Catherine of Siena) and it would seem his feast would rank as a solemnity. But they will do what they will do.

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