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"We Have Fallen Into Globalized Indifference" -Pope Francis

“Adam, where are you?” Cain, where is your brother?”

Pope Francis warned of a culture of comfort that makes one think only of themselves and become deaf to the cries of those suffering, resulting in a “globalization of indifference.”

“In this globalized world,” the Pope said, “we have fallen into globalized indifference. We have become used to the suffering of others: it doesn’t affect me; it doesn’t concern me; it’s none of my business!”

The fruits of this globalized indifference, he stated, has robbed all of the ability to weep for the suffering of others...

“Father, we ask your pardon for those who are complacent and closed amid comforts which have deadened their hearts,” the Pope prayed. “We beg your forgiveness for those who by their decisions on the global level have created situations that lead to these tragedies. Forgive us, Lord!”

“Today too, Lord, we hear you asking: "Adam, where are you?" "Where is the blood of your brother?"
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On ZENIT's web page:

For the full text of the Holy Father's homily, go to:

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-s-homily-at-mass-in-la...



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That's rich, coming

direct from the mouth of the first Globalised religion.

Beside the point. Did any of the ideas have merit?

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The meritorious point

is posted in my reply under "Paul_S." Perhaps if you had actually listened to what Pope Francis is saying, instead rejecting his message a-priori, you might have caught what is meritorious in his statement.

"To live without a steady struggle for the Truth, that is not living but merely existing" -Piere Giorgio Frassatti

@Jill Booth, On a different note

The core of Ron Paul's foreign policy is drawn from the 'just war' doctrine of the classical Christian tradition(aka Catholic Theology), as Ron Paul affirmed himself when he spoke about the morality of military aggression...

If I were you, I wouldn't be so quick to write off the value of religious tradition.

"To live without a steady struggle for the Truth, that is not living but merely existing" -Piere Giorgio Frassatti

Yes I also found many points with merit.

I wonder how this will go over at the local parish where muslim bashing is a science.

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Maybe the local parish

could merit listening to the Pope! -as well as Venerable Fulton J. Sheen who wrote that the Muslims can be evangelized through the devotion that they have to the Mother of Jesus:

http://www.catholicfidelity.com/apologetics-topics/mary/mary...

"To live without a steady struggle for the Truth, that is not living but merely existing" -Piere Giorgio Frassatti

The point of intersection begins with Moses.

The Greek Global Historian Strabo wrote in 24 AD

"Moses conceived of God as one divine being whom no image can represent. . . [and] the only way to approach this god is to live in virtue and in justice."

By our actions can they know us?

Dare we allow godless men define our civilizations?

Bookmarked your link for later. Thanks.

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I know you meant that disparagingly,

but your comment is historically true! ;)

"To live without a steady struggle for the Truth, that is not living but merely existing" -Piere Giorgio Frassatti

Bump

I found the entire homily enlightening.

Thanks! for posting.

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Pope Francis's message

can be applicable to our own government leaders, those of whom "by their decisions on the global level have created situations that lead to tragedies."

Ron Paul has said similar things when he spoke of the concept of 'blow back' and global unjust 'interventionalism.'

"To live without a steady struggle for the Truth, that is not living but merely existing" -Piere Giorgio Frassatti