Pope Francis Christmas Address Calls for Peace in Syria and Middle East & Urges the Faithful to Have an Open Heart, to Avoid ‘Pride, Deceit & Self-Seeking’
During his first Christmas address to the throngs of faithful outside of St. Peter’s Basilica and across the world , Pope Francis called for Peace in the Middle East and for all to have an open heart, to avoid pride, deceit and self-seeking. The Pope hoped for a better world, including successful Middle East negotiations in the land of Jesus’ birth, peace for Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Iraq, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict.
Pope Francis on Christmas Day is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus’ birth, for Syria and Africa, as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict.
Francis spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica Wednesday to tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans in the square below. He said he was joining in the song of Christmas angels with all those hoping “for a better world,” and with those who “care for others, humbly.”
Among places ravaged by conflict, Francis singled out Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Iraq. He also prayed for fruitful peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians
The Pope calls for Lord of Life to protect all that are persecuted in your name. Pope Francis went on to say, “Child of Bethlehem, touch the hearts of all those engaged in human trafficking that they realize the gravity of this crime against humanity. Look upon the many children who are kidnapped, wounded and killed in armed conflicts and all those who are robbed of their childhood and forced to become soldiers.”
“Dear brothers and sisters today in this World in this humanity is born this Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Let us pause before the child of Bethlehem.”
During his first Christmas Eve Mass as head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis encouraged the faithful to emulate Jesus to avoid the darkness of the world.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL FROM SCARED MONKEYS
On this special day we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. As you are unwrapping presents, spending time with family, friends and loved ones, eating your dinner and experiencing the joy of this day, always keep in mind the true reason for the season because on this joyous day … “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas on this blessed day!!!
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger
Away in a Manger – Amber Thompson
Oh Holy Night – Charlotte Church
Silent Night – Bing Crosby
Angels We Have Heard on High – Andrea Bocelli and David Foster
Hark the Herald Angels Sing - King’s College Cambridge Choir
JOY TO THE WORLD!!! – Mormon Tabernacle Choir
- Hoping 2013 was a banner year for you!
So much for Santa Claus using the chimney to deliver presents when he can use the front door to rob a bank …
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that a man wearing a Santa hat, beard and long white wig walked into the Volusia County SunTrust Bank in Port Orange, Florida with a wrapped package and demanded money telling the bank teller that the package was dangerous. So what happens when Santa makes his own naughty list? The bad, robber Santa was described as about 6 feet tall and in his 30s or early 40′s. The bank was later evacuated; however the package was found to be harmless. The incident took place on December 23, 2013.
Bad Santa robbing Bank – pic: Port Orange Police Department
The man, wearing a Santa hat, beard and long white wig walked into the bank in Port Orange about 3:15 p.m., two days before Christmas, with a package wrapped in red patterned holiday wrap, a picture released by police shows.
The robber placed the box on the counter in front of a teller, implied that the package was dangerous and demanded money, said Lt. John Jakovenko, a police spokesman. He did not have a weapon.
The fake Santa, who also wore sunglasses, walked out with an undetermined amount of cash and left the package behind.
Move over Philly Eagle fans, you have nothing with throwing snow balls at Santa, DC just trumped you and shot Santa with a pellet gun.
As reported at WUSA-9, (VIDEO)Santa Claus suit was shot with a pellet gun Tuesday morning at a toy giveaway in Southeast Washington, DC at the 22nd annual Barry Farm toy drive. Good grief, who knew Santa did not need Rudolph and his shiny red nose leading the way through the snow and fog, but instead a bullet proof Kevlar vest? Santa was shot in the shoulder and was sent off to the hospital in an ambulance, rather than his sleigh. Amazingly enough, the shooting got caught live on video as WJLA was interviewing Santa at the time.
Honestly, what the hell is this world coming to when Santa has to worry about being shot? You can rest assured, the punk who did this was put on Santa’s permanent naught list. Making matters even worse in the story is that police were called to the scene, but could not really do anything because they could not enter any homes to find the punk(s) responsible because they had no search warrants.
A Chrsitmas Wish You Will Never Forget … Brenda Schmitz, Wife & Mother of 4 Boys Died of Ovarian Cancer at Age 46 in September 2011 Left a Letter for Her Family
If you can make it thru the below VIDEO without shedding a tear, you may want to check to see if you have a pulse … A Christmas Wish You Will Never Forget.
Brenda Schmitz’s Christmas Wish: One month before Brenda Schmitz died from ovarian cancer she wrote a letter to her family and gave to her friend to be made public at the right moment. For more than 20 years, KSTZ – 102.5 FM has been granting Christmas wishes, none as moving and touching as this.
Brenda Schmitz, a wife and mother of four boys, died of ovarian cancer at 46-years-old in September 2011 — but what she left behind is undoubtedly generating tears around the world today.
One month before passing, Brenda wrote a letter to her husband David and had it sent to Des Moines radio station KSTZ “Star” 102.5 FM. Each year the station takes submissions and grants Christmas wishes.
“About a week and half ago we got a letter in the mail,” radio host Scott Allen explained. “We’ve been doing the Christmas wish program for 20-plus years. We’ve never received a wish like this — ever.”
MUST SEE VIDEO
The War on CHRISTmas: Parents Livid as Long Island School Removes Words From Silent Night as Too Offensive
THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS CONTINUES WITH POLITICAL CORRECTNESS NONSENSE …
At Kings Point Intermediate School on Long Island, NY it was ok for the liberal school edumacators thought it was perfectly okay to offend Christians by sanitizing the Christmas song ‘Silent Night’ of all references to God so they did not offend others. Yup, because the birth of Jesus, the son of God is just of darn offensive. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! What kind of IDIOTS do we have running schools these days? Turns out they did offend many people, the parents that were wondering what song they were listening to their kids butcher.
There is anger at a Long Island school because they changed the words to the song “Silent Night.”
The district says it was to avoid offending people but it seems like it did the opposite.
Parents are so confused that 5th graders at RJO Intermediate School in Kings Park recently performed the song “Silent Night” with all religious words like Christ, God and Jesus taken out.
Dan Gallo, a parent of one of the students was completely offended by it.
“There is so many Christmas songs. Why would you change the lyrics to something that is very near and dear to so many people?” said Gallo.
Another parent, Tina Byrne, doesn’t have a problem with what the school did.
The school district says the school principal and the choral director decided to teach the students the altered version.
Watch the VIDEO below and try to figure out just what song these kids are singing.
Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
‘Round yon virgin , mother and child
Holy infant so, tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake, at the sight
Glory streams from heaven afar
Heavenly, hosts sings Hallelujah.
Christ the Savior is born,
Christ the Savior is born.
Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love’s pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth.
I sense a pendulum swing back the other direction of people are getting real sick and tired of this PC nonsense.
- Was caught giving the sweatshirt off his back to a homeless man. Now that’s the spirit of Christmas!
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