March 31, 2005 at 9:46 pm #1007
Breaking news ticker on CNN.com says the pope has died.March 31, 2005 at 10:35 pm #4044
Wow…Hope he recovers. If he doesn’t then may God Bless him.
~VictorApril 1, 2005 at 4:37 am #4045
Last rites can be given more then once right?
~VictorApril 1, 2005 at 4:49 am #4046
Good question. I think so. I’ll see what I can find.
The answer is yes. I was just reading a news report that said the pope was also given last rites in 1981 after he was shot.
I don’t see why someone couldn’t receive it twice. Sometimes people recover from their deathly illness, but should that prohibit that person from receiving last rites ever again should they get near death? No.
What I want to know is why CNN.com keeps referrring to it as “last rites of the Roman Catholic Church.” Are there different last rites for other rites? Or is this just the ignorance of the secular media?April 1, 2005 at 5:47 pm #4050
Perhaps they’re just trying to avoid confusion with that other Catholic church and pope?
April 1, 2005 at 6:46 pm #4051
In other rites, like for example in China, they may DO the rite differently, with different words and so on. But the substance of what you are receiving is the same. I doubt the secular media is aware of this.
How many times has the media been wrong about the Catholic Church?
We have enough people misinforming people out there. We don’t need help from the media.
~VictorApril 1, 2005 at 7:46 pm #4052
VATICAN CITY – A closed bronze door. Drawn shutters. Tolling bells. Somber music. They are all signs that a pontiff has passed.
To read more go to:
May God Bless his soul if he has passed away.
~VictorApril 1, 2005 at 9:01 pm #4053
Have mercy on us and on the whole world
As I write this post our precious shepherd on earth Pope John Paul is still with us. Somehow I would like to share with you some sad irony that I have just witnessed.
Over 2 hours ago I decided against my better judgement to turn on TV ( we do not have cable so EWTN and other good stations are not available) A national station had broken in with pictures of the vatican proclaiming that the pope is dead. In the conversation that followed the announcer was commenting how beautiful it was that he died with dignity, not connected to tubes, his comments went even further giving way to his opinion that those protesting T. Schiavo’s feeding tube removal were wrong.
The announcer then starts to introduce a priest who he says will talk about the legacy of Pope John Paul. As the priest starts to speak the announcer jumps in to say that the Pope is not dead and that he along with news agencies have gotten ahead of themselves. However in a moment they would listen to the priest’s good stories of this papal legacy. They cut him off and went to regular programming! I guess there is no story in life only in death??
How can we be active for the Lord with end of life issues and still honor these 2 lives that have brought this all to the media and the world?April 2, 2005 at 4:27 am #4055
I notice that death is more interesting to people. My boss came to dinner tonight and talked vehemently about all the awful people who wanted to keep Terri Schiavo alive despite the fact that “that was no kind of life.”
I’m wondering when it began that we made decisions like this for other people.
I’m wondering when it grew acceptable for one person to favor the death of another, but unacceptable for some other person to favor the continued life of another.
It is late, and Pope JP hasn’t crossed over yet. At my church, the pastor uses the phrase, “promoted to the Church Triumphant.” JP has been a man of faith for his generation, and no one can deny that, no matter which Christian tradition practiced.April 2, 2005 at 8:17 pm #4057
Indeed he has now become part of the Church Triumphant.April 2, 2005 at 9:19 pm #4058
I see that you all think that maybe living is better, but isn’t being in the presence of God even better? Or are you all that scared that you may not make it there? Ill or healthy, it would be alot better to be in a different place then on this earth, especially if it is with God.April 2, 2005 at 9:20 pm #4059
May he be with God.
~VictorApril 2, 2005 at 11:10 pm #4062
[quote:3b64ih2n]I see that you all think that maybe living is better, but isn’t being in the presence of God even better? Or are you all that scared that you may not make it there? Ill or healthy, it would be alot better to be in a different place then on this earth, especially if it is with God.[/quote:3b64ih2n]
Perhaps we are all mourning his loss because of what he has done while on earth. While we are all happy for himt aht he will hopefully go to heaven, we will miss what has done here for us.April 3, 2005 at 12:02 am #4063
Our Pope has left his body, but I’m sure he lives on ” title=”Smile” /> I see so much love for him everywhere. Not only from Catholics, but also from non-Catholics too. ” title=”Smile” />
Another religious site that I go to is mostly made-up of Hindus. There, they are holding an online prayer alter for him. I understand they may not agree with everthing he stood for, but they respect him for the comittment he had for his faith and mankind.
I pray that God will bless us with another Pope like him.
JamieApril 5, 2005 at 12:33 am #4075
[quote:2s8pfd60]I see that you all think that maybe living is better, but isn’t being in the presence of God even better? Or are you all that scared that you may not make it there? Ill or healthy, it would be alot better to be in a different place then on this earth, especially if it is with God.[/quote:2s8pfd60]
Well, Paul wrote that very thing — it was better to be with the Lord, but also good to keep doing His will.
Whatever — I do offer my condolences and prayerful support to all my RC friends here.April 5, 2005 at 2:04 am #4076
I go up and down.
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Mixture of both..
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