Canadian News on Pope Francis 1 !
New Pope Jokes and Pays His Own Bill…
At dinner Wednesday night, for example, the cardinals that had just elected him a
fter five rounds of voting raised their glasses in a toast to the new pontiff. *
He toasted right back, *"May God forgive you for what you’ve done! :D"
A Holy Man from the End of the Earth…
Why are Catholics Right in electing Pope Francis1!
Canadian News on Pope Francis 1 !
Needs Jesuit jokes.
One Jesuit joke, as per requested. And an additional Star Wars joke as a bonus
(both pictures taken from the friendly folks over at Catholic Memes)
That is great! He is going to be a very good Pope for the faithful. I really like his humility that he exudes and I think the Cardinals have chosen a good Vicar. He does need to be careful, though, because he is the head of the Catholic Church now and, as a head-of-state as well, he needs to be mindful of his security around him. That is so great that he is cracking jokes with the cardinals, though!
What are the similarities between the Dominicans and the Jesuits?
Both orders were founded to combat heresy; the Dominicans to battle Albigensianism, and the Jesuits, Protestantism.
How are the Dominicans and Jesuits different?
Met any Albigensians lately?
The Jesuit responded, “But we didn’t use swords.”
A liberal American comedienne was looking for some material for her comedy show. She asked God for some help.
“God, whoever you are, I don’t normally believe in you but I need your help! I need some new material for my comedy show! If you exist, show me a sign!” she prayed rather loudly. God gave the comedienne a sign - He pointed her to the Jesuits.
Ahhhhhh the meat and potatoe boys as they were called where I grew up !!
A Franciscan and a Dominican were debating whose order was the greater. After months of arguing, they decided to ask God for an answer when they died. Years later, they met in heaven and went to God’s throne to resolve their old disagreement. God seemed a bit puzzled about the question and told them he would reply in writing a few days later. After much deliberation, God sent the following letter:
Please stop bickering about such trivial matters. Both orders are equally great and good in my eyes.
An anti-Catholic and a Jesuit are staying in the same apartment. The anti-Catholic’s room is right next to the Jesuit’s. Suddenly, the light in the anti-Catholic’s room went out. The anti-Catholic cursed the Catholic Church for the darkness. Hearing this, the Jesuit replaced the lightbulb and asked the anti-Catholic, “Problem?”
Pope Francis has wit and it is apparent that he likes a joke but this article gives one a glimpse of his seriousness and faith…
The Pope emphasized the centrality of the Cross to the Christian life,** insisting that even a Pope, Cardinal, or Bishop is not a** disciple of Christ** if they** do not** embrace the Cross.
“When we journey* without*** the** Cross**, when we build without the** Cross**, when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not disciples of the Lord,” he said. “We are worldly: we may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, but not disciples of the Lord.”
He also expressed his wish to the Cardinals that they would have "the courage, yes, the courage, to walk in the presence of the Lord, with** the Lord’s Cross;** to** build the Church** on the Lord’s blood which was poured out on the Cross; and to** profess** the one glory: Christ crucified."
"And in this way, the Church will go forward,"
His warmth and ease of manner are visible in his smile and laughter. He seems almost larger than life to me. He is the flesh and blood antithesis of what the hateful enemies claim of him ( and his Holy Church ). His frank and honest visage is witness to his inner light , which seems holy and bright.
Perhaps he should have chosen to be called Pope Jude , after the Apostle that Christ said “had no guile in him.” No , I think that Pope Francis suits him just fine.
Portrait of a forceful thinker