Christmas on the Margin

Father Bob’s Christmas Homily…

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Christmas Homily 2013

This is Pope Francis’ first Christmas as Pope.  Everybody loves Pope Francis.   I saw a poll that not only do 88% of Catholics say he I doing a good job, but 75% of all Americans feel the same way.  If he moved to New Hampshire he could be the next President of the United States!  But this does not surprise me.  I can’t tell you how many of my Protestant friends have said to me, “Congratulations on your Pope.”  To which I usually say, “Er… you’re welcome.”

Yet, at some level the Pope’s popularity surprises me.  He says some pretty challenging things that are contrary to many of our perceived notions of the church and the world.  He says he wants a missionary church that acts like a field hospital, tending to those who are most hurt.  And time and time again, he says we must begin…

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  1. Reblogged this on vrichardram and commented:
    Everyone should get to hear Father Bob … he is amazing

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