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Thu May 2, 2013, 12:57 PM

Pope Francis tweets in solidarity with unemployed

Source: Gazzetta del Sud



@Pontifex says joblessness often due to greed of others

Vatican City, May 2 - Pope Francis on Thursday posted a message on Twitter in solidarity with the world's unemployed. "My thoughts turn to all who are unemployed, often as a result of a self-centred mindset bent on profit at any cost," said the pope. On Labor Day Wednesday, Francis called society "unjust" for not providing work opportunities to all who are willing and able, "depriving them of their dignity".



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onehandle May 2013 OP
Myrina May 2013 #1
Katashi_itto May 2013 #2
Enrique May 2013 #3
Renew Deal May 2013 #9
Bully Taw May 2013 #10
Enrique May 2013 #4
Sunlei May 2013 #8
onehandle May 2013 #18
SunSeeker May 2013 #5
The Second Stone May 2013 #6
joeglow3 May 2013 #11
Sunlei May 2013 #7
elleng May 2013 #12
Phillip McCleod May 2013 #13
Wednesdays May 2013 #14
freshwest May 2013 #15
onehandle May 2013 #16
freshwest May 2013 #17
LuckyLib May 2013 #19
onehandle May 2013 #20
byeya May 2013 #21
Zoeisright May 2013 #22

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 12:59 PM

1. This man has me so confused.

I don't know what to think. Part of me is VERY impressed that he may be the 'real deal', but the other part has read some of the stuff he's turned a blind eye to and wonders when the other shoe is gonna drop. And if he IS the real deal, how did he get thru the gauntlets all these years?

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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:02 PM

2. I think we are seeing someone who has been playing the Long Game. I like this pope more and more

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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:07 PM

3. the previous Pope said similar things

I also am not sure what to think, but it didn't start with this Pope. I tend to think it's a good thing.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:34 PM

9. Life isn't always black and white

There are lots of shades of gray. His views on equality are condemnable. His views on the poor and the grandeur of some in the church is commendable.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:45 PM

10. i find it to be the pinnacle of hypocrisy

 

that the leader of the Catholic Church is condemning corporate greed.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:15 PM

4. i thought, "what if Obama said this?"

some Democrat should do an experiment: Tweet exactly the same thing, wait for the over-the-top vitriol from all corners of the right wing, and then reveal that it was the Pope that said it.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #4)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:20 PM

8. lol, that's a clever idea!

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Response to Enrique (Reply #4)

Fri May 3, 2013, 10:25 AM

18. That would be an interesting experiment. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:17 PM

5. Speaking of work opportunities for those willing and able...

How about letting women serve as priests---or at least not throwing the Nuns on the Bus under the bus?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:18 PM

6. For the moment he is just saying things

and not changing any policies.

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Response to The Second Stone (Reply #6)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:59 PM

11. Until he is elected to a national office, it may be hard

That is like saying we are bad people because we have not changed policies, even though we advocate for them.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:19 PM

7. I really like this Pope.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:08 PM

12. Thanks, onehandle;

was hoping I'd see this here.

NEXT: Share it with so-called 'Christians' in Congress, y'a think?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:08 PM

13. now even the pope's tweets are 'late breaking news'?

 

wow. how freakin' *gullible* can you be?

this is just P.R. spin and liberal believers are gulping the koolaid like it's the blood of jesus

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:34 PM

14. K & R

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 02:53 PM

15. I have always been disgusted with American economist statements about proper levels of unemployment.

Those percentages are in place to keep workers in fear of being jobless, a function of the very system being described here, greedy capitalism.

Whenever I've seen those quotes on mainstream media, my first thoughts were angry, because they were saying it was 'desireable' to maintain that weren't suffering from it. Really? For who?

I remember Greenspan and others saying they wanted to maintain the level but NO ONE called him out on it.

What of the people who are doing without? And this from the same Randians who want to cut the unemployment benefits of those they say it's good to leave in that condition?

The Pope used the proper words here, that many are afraid to speak to the powerful. When he says:

On Labor Day Wednesday, Francis called society "unjust" for not providing work opportunities to all who are willing and able, "depriving them of their dignity".

That needs to be said over and over until these people out themselves as the enemies of mankind that they are.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Thu May 2, 2013, 03:26 PM

16. This must really piss off the Catholic Paul Ryan.

The unemployed are just losers who waste hard working taxpayer money to him.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #16)

Thu May 2, 2013, 03:44 PM

17. It'd be nice to have Ryan ex-communicated, but I don't even know if it happens. Think of the number

of votes he's conned with his 'pro-life' routine. As far as the serial marriage Newt, I can't imagine that the Church loves what he did, either. Sanctorum went off the deep end with WND and I doubt that's the definition of 'good Catholic values' either.

Disclaimer being that I only know a number of Catholics and ex-Catholics, and had one in my family, my stepmother. She called in a priest when my dad died, but he told her that she wasn't even married in the eyes of the Church, as she was divorced and married him. I don't think the fact that he was not Catholic figured into it, but she didn't appreciate getting dressed down one little bit.

I know the Nuns on the Bus went after Ryan, I wish that those who support him would consider the heart of the matter of the poor as this Pope has.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2013, 03:13 PM

19. As he sits amongst the Church's billions, in buildings dripping with gold,

and "tweets" about unemployment.

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #19)

Fri May 3, 2013, 05:31 PM

20. Like that Obama guy. He can give away the riches of the country. Right? nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2013, 06:08 PM

21. Francis is just reiterating centuries old RC church teaching. It's nothing new but it's nice to see

 

anyway. That he's emphasizing this particular doctrine at present may or may not be important. The RC church is still the pits on many social issues important to many, many people.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2013, 12:58 AM

22. Who cares?

Why doesn't he sell off some of his gold to help the world's poor? A tweet means exactly nothing.

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