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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis at St. Patrick's tonight

Tonight Pope Francis visited St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan ....

Here's a bit about that from The New York Times ...

Pope Laments the Wages of Materialism

Another danger comes when we become jealous of our free time, when we think that surrounding ourselves with worldly comforts will help us serve better. The problem with this reasoning is that it can blunt the power of God’s daily call to conversion, to encounter with him.

In his homily to clergy members, nuns and members of religious orders at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Pope Francis reminds them that they should live simply.

This is a common criticism of the church hierarchy in many American dioceses, including in New York, where Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan lives in a Madison Avenue mansion attached to the cathedral instead of in simpler quarters.

A bit more about Dolan and his mansion: In Era of Humble Pope, Earth Shifts Under Cardinal Dolan. St. Patrick's was renovated in the last few years at the cost of $177 million. Here's an article about it from Architect Magazine: St. Patrick's Cathedral Gets an Update Fit for the Pope


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