Archive for March 5th, 2014

The normative Lenten prayer for Eastern Christians:

Copy of prayer of st ephraim thumb

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Pope Francis has granted another interview, and while most of what we are hearing concerns his comments on women in the Church and his somewhat vague comments on civil unions, he also said this:

“It is true, globalization has saved many persons from poverty, but it has condemned many others to die of hunger, because with this economic system, it becomes selective. The globalization which the Church supports is similar not to a sphere in which every point is equidistant from the center and in which then one loses the particularity of a people, but a polyhedron, with its diverse faces, in which every people conserves its own culture, language, religion, identity. The current “spherical,” economic, and especially financial, globalization produces a single thought, a weak thought. At the center is no longer the human person ­— just money.”

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/full-transcript-of-pope-francis-march-5-interview-with-corriere-della-sera/#ixzz2v8Kkqg2R

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