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)

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20140818000863

ONLY 18% of KOREAN PAPAL MASS THRONG WAS CATHOLIC?!!

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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.”

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/thai-pilgrims-pope-not-just-for-catholics-but-for-the-world-49510/?

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, NY Catholic Conference support financial aid for children of illegal immigrants

NY Catholic Conference: support financial aid for children of illegal immigrants

New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan and rest of the state’s bishops are putting their weight behind the state’s proposed DREAM Act legislation, which would make children of illegal immigrants eligible for college financial aid regardless of their own immigration status.

Currently, the legislation is sponsored by a pair of Queens Democrats: Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Senator Jose Peralta, according to the New York Daily News.

“New York State, with its history of welcoming immigrants, should be at the forefront of these efforts to support immigrant populations who have contributed so much to the vitality of our state.”    

 A Catholic Conference bill memo supporting the legislation stated that “New York State, with its history of welcoming immigrants, should be at the forefront of these efforts to support immigrant populations who have contributed so much to the vitality of our state.”

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http://www.campusreform.org/?ID=5431

When did it become acceptable to support “Criminals!”

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USCCB Chair ‘Strongly Encouraged’ by House GOP Capitulation on Amnesty

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The U.S. Bishops pushing their weight around again.  Catholics in more than name only are under No obligation to OBEY supporting criminal activity, Ever! Since when did it become acceptable to support Criminals? illegals are criminals!

 (USCCB) Congress must seize this moment to fix broken system
Principles diverge from USCCB position, but seen as starting point
Bipartisan cooperation needed to produce agreement

WASHINGTON—Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S., auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration, commented January 29, to immigration reform principles released by House Republicans at their retreat in Cambridge, Maryland.
“I am encouraged by the release of these principles, which hopefully will spark action in the House of Representatives to finally address our nation’s broken immigration system,” Bishop Elizondo said. “Congress must seize the moment and end the suffering of immigrants and their families.”

Bishop Elizondo expressed concern, however, with some of the principles, particularly one that would confer legal status, and not a path to citizenship, to the undocumented in the country. The USCCB has consistently called for a path to citizenship for undocumented persons and their families.

“While we are pleased that there is a willingness to extend legal protection to those without status, we are concerned that most would be unable to achieve citizenship, leaving them as a permanent underclass¬¬—a minority without the same rights and protections of the majority,” Bishop Elizondo said. “This would establish a troubling precedent that is inconsistent with our nation’s founding principles.”

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