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Sunday, April 24, 2016

My problem: the pope, the pope and the pope some more


Some folks have been wondering and asking "Where are you?  Are you still going to blog?" 


After starting off my Lent by writing a post asking the pope to "shut up" I thought I needed a time-out.  Originally, I had intended only to take a break during Lent and return after Easter.  

My problem was...well... I just couldn't stand Pope Francis nor trust him.  Every day he was driving me nuts in what he did, didn't do, said and didn't say.  I could find nothing in him to like or even tolerate. My feelings for him had gotten so low I was angry, bitter and furious with the pope daily. And this greatly disturbed me. 

And the problem now is... I still feel the same. I don't want to feel like this, but the truth is I do. 

So to give my wonderful priest a break from hearing me confess that same thing week after week; and to keep me from continually hogging the confessional, I've decided I need a longer break and I need to keep away from anything related to our current pope.  That's not an easy thing to do for a Catholic blogger.  

I might focus future posts more on sharing the Catholic faith, prayers, saints- anything Catholic that lets me put out of my mind that Pope Francis is our current pope. 

I am avoiding what leads me to sin.  Sadly, its our pope. :( 

I keep telling myself that God has His reasons and it's not my place to question them- but I don't like it.  So...I am going to ignore my intolerance of this pope to the best of my abilities by avoiding the entire subject of Pope Francis.  There are plenty of other Catholics out there taking on this issue who already do a much better job than I.  May God give them strength in their endeavors.

I will pray for the Church and continue to love my Faith, defend my Faith and share my Faith, but I am going to do my best to avoid the entire subject of who God is allowing to be called "pope" at this moment.  

That's all I'm saying on that. 

If there are any other subjects someone would like to see me comment on, please drop me an email, tweet or comment here. 

Your prayers would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you. 


God bless you all. 

In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner 



3 comments:

Oakes Spalding said...

Good post. But what specifically is your sin? Not arguing. Just asking.

Connecticut Catholic Corner said...

Greetings in Christ Oakes!

I believe that hoping Numbers 16 in the Bible repeats its self at the Vatican starting with the pope is sinful wishing. That's where I am and where I should not be. :(

Please pray for me.

In Christ,

Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

PS Now everyone dig out your Bibles and look it up! ;)

Ever mindful said...

Understandable strategy , which is likely to lead to peace , for a season...

Here follows a commentary, which is not from a Catholic author, but provides some insights, nonetheless...

Numbers 16:41-50
A Commentary

The gaping earth was scarcely closed, before the same sins are again committed, and all these warnings slighted. They called the rebels the people of the Lord; and find fault with Divine justice. The obstinacy of Israel notwithstanding the terrors of God's law, as given on mount Sinai, and the terrors of his judgments, shows how necessary the grace of God is to change men's hearts and lives. Love will do what fear cannot. Moses and Aaron interceded with God for mercy, knowing how great the provocation was. Aaron went, and burned incense between the living and the dead, not to purify the air, but to pacify an offended God. As one tender of the life of every Israelite, Aaron made all possible speed. We must render good for evil. Observe especially, that Aaron was a type of Christ. There is an infection of sin in the world, which only the cross and intercession of Jesus Christ can stay and remove. He enters the defiled and dying camp. He stands between the dead and the living; between the eternal Judge and the souls under condemnation. We must have redemption through His blood, even the remission of sins. We admire the ready devotion of Aaron:shall we not bless and praise the unspeakable grace and love which filled the Saviours heart, when he placed himself in our stead, and bought us with his life? Greatly indeed hath God commended his love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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