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Could Pope Francis become Saint Francis-- Saint for Liberals?

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Already, a lot of people are writing about the wrongs of the new Pope Francis.  There are reports he did or didn't do things that could have helped people kidnapped in Argentina.

Some expect the same right wing, Republican supporting, anti-liberation theology, anti socialism stances from this pope as we saw from the two previous popes who appointed just about all the Cardinals who elected Pope Francis. 

I'm not very hopeful. But I have some hope. I have hope because of the name he chose and the things he's been saying. I hold my hope with caution and trepidation, but I want to express that hope and put it out in the world because maybe a miracle will happen. 

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Maybe this pope will say that protecting the environment, dealing with climate change and taking care of the poor, and the hungry, and making sure that justice happens are things that are equally important as not aborting babies or using birth control. 

And if he says that and stops telling Catholics to vote for people who enable parasitization and exploitation of the poor, stops Bishops and Cardinals from endorsing people who enable corporations to pollute and worsen climate change-- well, that would be a miracle. 

Imagine if the Pope put out a statement telling people they no longer had to vote based on abortion stance. 
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That could change everything. 

They're not scientific, but there are theories out there-- "The Secret," by Rhonda Byrne, and 
"morphogenic field theory" by Rupert Sheldrake both, in their own ways, along with old time positive thinkers, like W. Clement Stone. They all posit that if you put an idea out there and envision it, in detail, it is more likely to happen. Sheldrake's concept proposes that the more people who manifest the idea the more likely it is to happen. I point to these theories because perhaps, if a whole lot of us envision a world where the pope and the Catholic Church go through the change, perhaps if a lot of people write about how it would be the right thing to do, if talking heads on TV say it is the right thing to do, then it will come to be. Yes it would be a miracle. And if it does come to pass, than Pope Francis will indeed deserve to become a saint. 


 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches just featured ... by Rev. Dan Vojir on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 1:30:02 PM
isn't working.  Looked through the Post, and ... by Amy Schreiner on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 1:12:32 AM
Rob,I also like the things the new Pope has been c... by Phillip Michaels on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:10:58 PM
The priest at the hospital chapel today where I ha... by E. T. SIMON on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 2:46:42 PM
But I've read that a good measure of Catholics ign... by molly cruz on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 3:01:49 PM
Miracle: a surprising and welcome event not explic... by Robert S. Becker on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 3:23:52 PM
Pope Francis 1 is sheltering us from having to liv... by charles mcgee on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 3:54:58 PM
"Maybe this pope will say that protecting the envi... by Daniel Geery on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 4:06:21 PM
Rob,It's important to have but not if it results i... by Carol Davidek-Waller on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 4:18:32 PM
Give yourself a break. I have been a fan of the S... by charles mcgee on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 10:22:39 PM
When one of these Catholic priests embraces Libera... by Poor old Dirt farmer on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 4:37:07 PM
Maybe he will be the one that learns, accepts and ... by Garry Minor on Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 4:52:18 PM
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There are, and there cannot be, members of the Cat... by Woody Smith on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:48:15 AM
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I don't like being such a cynic.But the Catholic C... by Amy Schreiner on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 1:56:49 AM
From the Pope's inauguration:VATICAN CITY, March 1... by Scott Baker on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 2:42:29 AM
This is a right-wing guy to the max. His collabora... by Marta B on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 3:32:42 AM
I admire the positive tone of this piece.... by Kevin Tully on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 8:09:24 AM
and the person is really  something- this one... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 8:41:55 AM
You are right on every point you make,  Mark.... by Otay on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:05:02 AM
Questions asked by authorities have significance. ... by root@localhost on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 8:51:18 AM
when we predictively overestimate the influence of... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 9:48:20 AM
but not to change doctrine or make longterm system... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:34:25 AM
I am very hopeful about Pope Francis.  I beli... by Woody Smith on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 10:39:52 AM
Thank you :)... by Otay on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:22:23 AM
To support taking care for the poor and all of God... by Philip Pease on Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 11:31:42 AM
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