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-I love seeing the pope with children and the disabled. This man clearly has a love for them and it shows- and I don't believe he's doing it to be showy or put on a false image. I believe he truly loves children, the poor and the disabled and has a big heart for their sufferings.
-I loved seeing the very liberal MSNBC cover every single step of the papal visit- even more coverage then EWTN had!
-I am hopeful that someone in all of this has returned to the Church or are now on their way to becoming Catholic. I think the Pope had that kind of effect on a great many people- and that's a good thing.
And the bad...
-The cheering, clapping, standing ovations, clergy snapping photos during Mass because they are so blinded by the "superstar" pope that they ignore/forget/dismiss God on the altar. Shameful, disgraceful and disgusting. This was intolerable.
-Holy Communion passed out into hands to large crowds. I am 100% opposed to this whether during a papal visit such as this, or World Youth Days.
-The insane, stupid and ridiculous comments of the "Catholics" who helped co-host the media coverage of this papal visit.
People like Fr. Rosica sitting with Anderson Cooper on CNN talking about how Pope Francis has changed the annulment process so people whose "love failed" with a first marriage, now have a "another chance" at love in a new marriage because Pope Francis is all about that sort of "mercy".
I buried my face in my hands a lot during this papal visit.
- The choice of Mo Rocca, an openly gay man who rejects Catholic teaching to do the readings at one of the Papal Masses.
-The choice of Mark Wahlburg...?
Who exactly made these choices? What were they thinking?
Now the over-all pure annoyance factor. Cardinal Dolan.
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That is the good, the bad and the annoying in my opinion. I'd love to hear what other Catholics thought of this papal visit.
Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner
Source: CNN Transcripts of Fr. Rosica: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1509/24/acd.01.html
Dolan image: https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/photos/alien-creature-mystery-solved-in-south-africa-1373865179-slideshow/cardinal-timothy-dolan-winks-pope-francis-gives-him-photo-234636880.html