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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-11 04:03 AM
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Pope Benedict XVI attacks Christmas consumerism at Mass
Source: BBC

Pope Benedict XVI has attacked the commercialisation of Christmas, as he held the traditional Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's Basilica in Rome.

In his homily, he urged worshippers to "see through the superficial glitter of this season and to discover behind it the child in the stable in Bethlehem". <snip>

Christmas Eve Mass in Rome was brought forward two hours to 22:00 local time (21:00 GMT) from midnight - in order to spare Benedict a late night.

Wearing cream and gold vestments, the Pope, who is 84, proceeded slowly up the aisle of St Peter's on a mobile platform.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16328318
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-11 04:59 AM
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1. Yet no word on the pedophilia
Piss off, Pope.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-25-11 04:30 PM
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2. Maybe we should introduce him
to more pagans, wiccans and druids, and see if he understands that he is UTTERLY wrong about "Christmas." I say, go away, and find your OWN holiday, and stop usurping Saturnalia, Festivus, Winter Solstice and what have you.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 04:08 AM
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3. He is right on this.
On this, at least.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 08:05 PM
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4. A good message from any sources Reminds me of an internet meme:
'People were created to be loved,
Things were created to be used.
The reason why the world is in chaos,
Is because things are being loved,
And people are being used.'

Just a thought, and have a happy new year.



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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-26-11 08:30 PM
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5. Well-said. I agree. n/t
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-27-11 02:02 PM
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6. And you can buy an audio copy of his homily for only $19.99 from RC-TEL.
;-)
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