Korean bishop voices hope for more economic justice after pope’s visit!!

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Korean bishop voices hope for fairer society after pope’s visit

A South Korean bishop on Monday expressed hope that Pope Francis’ just-ended landmark trip to the country would serve as a chance to make it “a society of compassion and respect.”
“Even though Pope Francis stayed in Korea only a few days, he inspired us fully with the consolation, compassion and hope that many of us earnestly needed,” Bishop Peter Kang U-il, head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea, said in a statement.
“I hope that our society can go forward to a society of compassion and respect, overcoming the hostility and conflict between social classes, following the example of Pope Francis,” said the bishop, who also serves as chief of the organizing committee for the papal visit.
The 77-year-old pontiff repeatedly called for solidarity with the poor, needy and marginalized, warning against materialism and unbridled competition during his five-day trip to the country that ended on Monday.
During the trip, the pope also met and comforted sick and disabled people living at a rehabilitation center, grieving families who lost their loved ones in April’s ferry disaster and young people participating in an Asian Catholic youth festival.
“He also urged us to humbly reflect on ourselves and find our way into a search for much higher values, never making an idol of economic development of Korea to be content with the transient comfort resulting from material wealth,” the bishop said.
He added that he thinks the pontiff has insight into the South Korean society “where many people agonize over the lack of justice, even though the economic indicators show that Korea is one of the most developed countries.” (Yonhap)



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Bergoglio is  loved by the world because he does not judge and stays away from hot-button issues.  Bergoglio is a false teacher, he speaks the word according to Bergoglio which pleases the people.  It is everything the people want to hear!!!!  The poor… The poor… “You do not believe in God?”  “Oh that is okay we will meet in heaven.”  “You are homosexual?” “Who am I to judge?” “Outside the Catholic Church.” “Do not worry, you are fine where you are!!!”

Erit enim tempus, cum sanam doctrinam non sustinebunt, sed ad sua desideria coacervabunt sibi magistros, prurientes auribus. 

For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.  2 Timothy 4:3  Douay-Rheims Bible


Thai pilgrims: Pope not just for Catholics, but for the world

.- A group of pilgrims who traveled from Thailand to participate in events surrounding Pope Francis’ visit have expressed their joy at seeing him, particularly for the beatification of 124 Korean martyrs.

“It is the first time have attended such a huge event with so many people. And I just heard on the news that about 1 million people attended the mass, and only about 17 to 19 percent of them were Catholics,” one of the group members, Theresa, told CNA Aug. 17.

“I think that the Pope is not just for Catholics, but for the world. He is for peace, and his kindness to the whole of humanity” displays that, she said.

Coming as part of a group of 50 from Sacred Heart Parish in Taipei with her twin sister, Theresa explained that participating in the Aug. 16 Mass with Pope Francis, during which he beatified 124 Korean martyrs, was especially impactful.

“I was very touched, even though I don’t know the language and I don’t know the Koreans, the whole atmosphere was quite great.”

During his homily, Pope Francis spoke of the great witness that the martyrs give, stating that “All of them lived and died for Christ, and now they reign with him in joy and in glory.”

“The victory of the martyrs, their witness to the power of God’s love, continues to bear fruit today in Korea, in the Church which received growth from their sacrifice,” the pontiff told the congregation, asking what each of them would be willing to give up their life for.

Reflecting on what the witness of the martyrs means for her personally, Theresa recalled how the parish priest leading the group has asked them to reflect on the topic throughout their five day journey, saying that “I need to reflect more.”

“In Taiwan we do not have such occasions (of martyrdom) because our religion is quite free, but during our daily lives we can also do little small things to witness to God,” who is “love, and truth and hope.”

“I think if we can do little things day by day and express such faith, such truth to all, and make some little sacrifices, I think it’s a tiny, tiny small way of martyrdom,” she said, recalling how she had seen photos of the martyrs that were beatified, which were displayed throughout the Mass.

When seeing the faces of those who were killed for their faith, Theresa noted that “they are had such a big smile, and they don’t feel any pain in such a strong sacrifice. I was really touched.”

One of the priests serving as a guide for the trip, Fr. Pak Yont-Chon, explained to CNA Aug. 17 that as a Korean native, “I already know these martyrs.”

Speaking on the significance of being present for their beatification with Pope Francis, Fr. Pak stated that “in my case I went to Brazil and saw the Pope, and then this year I saw the Pope again,” so to see him beatify the martyrs was “such an awesome and wonderful experience.”