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    This is why the princes of the world fear him. the grand ideas of Pope Francis resonate globally. His words ring true and they are accessible. What could be more clear than his glass metaphor?

    I still believe that his position as pope gives him the role he needs to effect change. He was a frontrunner last time and they picked Benedict instead because they were afraid of Francis. He can do what he does because he is now pope.

    I am astonished at the speed of the changes in the Church as moribund and ancient as it is. As the Pope, he has unlimited authority and he is using it. So far, he has kicked the Mafia out of the Vatican bank, downgraded career-seeking clergy, and called for a conference about families.  

    I laugh when I see the world leaders hesitating to approach the photo opportunity of meeting this pope. While it could be good for their re-elections, a meeting could go terribly wrong.

    We have it within our power to make the world over again ~ Thomas Paine

    by occupystephanie on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 07:49:38 PM PST

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