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Saturday, June 21, 2014

While on a visit to Calabria, the Italy region home to the 'Ndrangheta criminal organization, Pope Francis said during a mass that "those who follow this evil path, as Mafiosi do, are not in communion with the church. They are excommunicated." He continued, "The 'Ndrangheta ... is the adoration of evil and contempt for the common good. This evil must be fought off. The church ... must constantly work so that good prevails." Earlier this year the pope met with 1,000 family members of mafia victims.

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When is he going to excommunicate the church? "This evil must be fought off. The church…"

#1 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-06-21 03:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

#1

Wouldn't that be kinda like blaming all of Islam on the extreme element, like rwingers do?

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-21 03:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

The church is an extreme element. Its not just one small part.

#3 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-06-21 03:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Oh, right. I guess thier trying to deal with the Mafia is just one example of the ebil church.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-21 03:49 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Is he the first Pope to do this? If he is then I think it is great that he is calling out real evil instead of worrying about gays, atheists, and other folks who have been condemned by the church for centuries while the real evil ones have been members in good standing of the Catholic Church.
When do Republicans get kicked out?

#5 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-21 04:26 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

They should look inward before looking outward.

#6 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-06-21 04:39 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Hannity could be next.

#7 | Posted by squinch at 2014-06-21 05:07 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I'm not a Catholic but I like this Pope.

#8 | Posted by squinch at 2014-06-21 05:13 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

Wouldn't that be kinda like blaming all of Islam on the extreme element, like rwingers do?

Posted by Corky

All rattlesnakes can bite...you decide which will....

#9 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2014-06-21 05:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does this mean lay Catholics aren't allowed to speak to Italian Mobsters any more?

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-21 05:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does this mean that lay Catholics are required to stop speaking with people they know work for the mob?

#11 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-21 06:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

All rattlesnakes can bite... you decide which will

the chances of being bitten by a rattlesnake is much, much higher when you are walking with shorts and sockless sneakers through an area with rattlesnakes...

if you do not want to be bit, don't make the walk. if you make the walk, expect to be bit.

#12 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-21 06:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does this mean that lay Catholics are required to stop speaking with people they know work for the mob?

No, you can only speak to them in the past tense or you'll go to hell.

#13 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-06-21 07:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Are Catholics required to not do business with the Excommunicated?

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-21 07:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hannity could be next. #1 | Posted by squinch
Bill O'Reilly and Rick Santorum, will be "next" (probably voluntarily)

#15 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-21 08:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

Mobsters are not just Italians, they are also Russian Mafia, and others. Hollywood gave the latter an untouchable 50 year pass, while the racist bxstards chastised the Italian Mafia at every opportunity, just like the native Americans/American Indians that they now want to rename.

#16 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-21 08:28 PM | Reply | Flag:

He is a great Pope!

#17 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-06-21 11:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

@ Tor #10, 11 & 14.

I think excommunication just means that they have to bring their own crackers and grape juice to their weekly get-togethers.

#18 | Posted by censored at 2014-06-21 11:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

I really like this guy.

We've finally got a Pope that's honest and not afraid to throw a punch....a good punch!

#19 | Posted by shane at 2014-06-21 11:38 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

There are numerous sources of news out there that aren't paywalled or loginwalled...

Pope Francis excommunicates Italian mafia [rt.com]

#20 | Posted by dialate at 2014-06-23 03:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

Are Catholics required to not do business with the Excommunicated?

#14 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-21 07:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

No. Excommunicated Catholics can't receive Communion, can't participate in the Mass (as in presenting, they are still required to attend) and can't hold an office within the Church. Other than that, they are expected to continue their practice of Catholicism including attending Mass.

#21 | Posted by Sully at 2014-06-23 03:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

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