Sunday, January 18, 2015
ESTIMATED 7 MILLION ATTEND POPE FRANCIS' FINAL MASS IN MANILA, THE LARGEST GROUP OF PEOPLE IN CHURCH HISTORY TO GATHER AT A PAPAL MASS OR ANY MASS FOR THAT MATTER!
At today's concluding Mass, the Holy Father once again asked Catholics to FIGHT against the insidious attacks on the family.
this is what the NCR wrote in this regard:
Speaking Sunday during a homily at an open-air Mass in Manila's Rizal Park, Francis also asked them to protect the family against what he called "insidious attacks."
Using the example of St. Joseph, who he called the "protector" of Jesus, Francis said the saint "reminds us of the importance of protecting our families, and those larger families [which] are the church, God's family, and the world, [our] human family."
"Sadly, in our day, the family all too often needs to be protected against insidious attacks and programs contrary to all that we hold true and sacred, all that is most beautiful and noble in our culture," said Francis.
"We too need to protect, guide and encourage our young people, helping them to build a society worthy of their great spiritual and cultural heritage," he continued. "Specifically, we need to see each child as a gift to be welcomed, cherished and protected."
My comment: Compare that last sentence above with the drivel from the so-called Catholic feminist writing for Crux, Margaret Egan where she saw it as heartbreaking that so many children were in an orphanage that Pope Francis had visited. In her thinking, it would have been better for these children not to be welcomed into the human family by artificially contracepting them or worse yet aborting them. In her thinking (some Catholic no?) it is better to have empty orphanages because of the contraceptive mentality and abortion. Talk about the influence of Satan!