Comments on: What does Benedict’s Ground Zero prayer actually say? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Kay http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/comment-page-1/#comment-5905 Wed, 10 Sep 2008 22:02:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/#comment-5905 Politics and Religion are intertwined. Read the Old Testament. Men who feared God were rulers of the day.
Because we are sinful does not mean that God isolates us. We are all God’s children and are loved even if we fall short of righteousness. The Pope’s prayer is for everyone! True to Jesus’s teachings, Christianity is for all. The New Testament teaches us that God does not favour anyone. May Love, Compassion and Peace reign!

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By: JB http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/comment-page-1/#comment-2943 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 18:49:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/#comment-2943 The Holy Father should concentrate on Church doctrine and matters of Faith and stay out of Politics. He should clean his own house before dictating to others.

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By: Richard http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/comment-page-1/#comment-2941 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 17:58:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/#comment-2941 I find the Popes comments about trying to blame America for the sex abuse of his priests rather ironic. Maybe he should look at his whole system of enslaving his priests to be some kind of non sexual robot. God gave us sexual desires for a good reason. When practiced within marraige it is a most wonderful gift. When taken away by church law it becomes something other than what it was intended for. God’s word says a bishop should be the husband of one wife. Maybe he did that for a good reason. I think the Romanist ought to start looking at the fingers pointing back at them instead of trying to blame America on the ills they brought to this country from the Vatican.

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By: Karen J. http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/comment-page-1/#comment-2929 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:47:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/#comment-2929 I also think the message here is clear but not amied at terrorists. In not so many words the prayer at Ground Zero reminds us to shun evil or evil will attack us. When the pope says “…Turn to your way of love those whose hearts and minds are consumed with hatred…” he is obviously reffering to homosexuals– not terrorists. He goes on to suggest “…God of understanding, overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy, we seek your light and guidance as we confront such terrible events and other intrinsic moral evils….” This is a call to stop the spread of the hatred that is the root of such EVIL to begin with.

It is not up to us to judge anyone unless they are “intrinsically evi” like the homnosexuals, nor is it up to us to seek vengance against any people who commit such attrocoties. To do so or to act otherwise is not what Christ taught, nor is this what the Church teaches, but it is what Benedict teaches us. No, it isn’t as elcoquent as “God Hates Fags” but the pope knows what is evil.

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By: Joseph I. Szweda http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/comment-page-1/#comment-2921 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 03:53:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/#comment-2921 I think the message here is clear, and it is not only consistent with the teachings of John Paul II, but it is also consistent with what Benedict has said in his first encyclical, and it is consistent with what Christ taught us.

We do not agree with the ideologies of those who carried out these horrific acts, nor does anyone condone it. We do not believe this is the doing of God nor is this something that God says we should do.

The message in this prayer is simple. Grant those affected closest guidance and consolation. While we hate the act itself, this is a call to stop the spread of the hatred that is the root of such evil to begin with.

It is not up to us to judge anyone, nor is it up to us to seek vengance against any people who commit such attrocoties. To do so or to act otherwise is not what Christ taught, nor is this what the Church teaches.

Personally, I fail to see what the big comotion is with what is truly an eloquent sounding prayer with a very simple message-just as Benedicts message has been since he took the place of John Paul II.

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By: JOE BELL 2 ellis st wobuen ma 01801 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/comment-page-1/#comment-2848 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 16:00:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/#comment-2848 What is a good Catholic (and i don’t think the Cardinal rates as one ) last year he placed a “Gold ring on the finger of Cardinal O’Malley ,of boston ma. and O’Malley came back to boston abnd the Paparazzi were all over his finger ,he is sitting there with his finger in the air posing , The ring was engraved with the crucifixion ?gee i wonder what that might have cost in a world of “starving people ” . I am Catholic ,family of 12 siblings and i know poverty and i know abuse worse than physical by catholic parents ,mental abuse and Not sexual, but physical in a sense that iwas farmed out to work before my 13 th birthday for now that will suffice ,, But i would like to spank his little bottom (for Hatians abd people in Lawrence Ma. and all over the world … Sorry Neil Bush ,you and your Cardinal friend will never make it to heaven

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By: Melody Sorrentino http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/comment-page-1/#comment-2822 Sat, 12 Apr 2008 18:00:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/12/what-does-benedicts-ground-zero-prayer-actually-say/#comment-2822 Any good Catholic (and if the Pope is not a good Catholic then no one is) prays for the redemption – eternal salvation – of every human being since our God is a God of love and does not want anyone to be eternally lost/damned/in hell. But God also gives every human being free will which many people use to damn themselves to eternal torment in hell, i.e. those who fly planes into buildings or strap suicide bombs to their belts, etc., because they have already chosen who their God/Allah is — hatred, death and destruction. Hatred, death and destruction come not from a God of love, but from the devil. Any religion which advocates hatred, death and destruction likewise does not come from God or any of His prophets, but comes from the very pit of hell – from the devil himself.

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