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Half Full or Half Empty

The Bear could not avoid hearing about Pope Francis liquifying half of St. Januarius' blood. He assumes it happened as reported. What does that mean?

The Bear has a pretty good idea what it doesn't mean. It doesn't mean the smoking light is on over the adultery shack. It doesn't mean sodomy is suddenly swell. It doesn't mean we're just one, big, happy, ecumenical, Christian family.

The Bear is not being flippant. It probably means something, but the Bear supposes it depends on whether you are are half-full or half-empty when it comes to Francis. The reality is, we have no idea. We should always look at the fruits of the tree, as Jesus taught.

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  1. To put it another way, the sign is that there is no sign.

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  2. ...or, that the other sign can also perform prodigies. I'm not sayin'!... I'm just sayin'.

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  3. In the popular meaningless phrase of today: "It is what it is."'

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  4. Doesn't the saint's blood liquefy every year except right before a disaster? The fact that the pope was present would have nothing to do with the saint's mission.

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  5. Doesn't the saint's blood liquefy every year except right before a disaster? The fact that the pope was present would have nothing to do with the saint's mission.

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  6. It liquifies on his Feast day (Sept. 19th) , and it did again this past year. This was a separate, unexpected liquification, which makes it.......interesting.

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  7. FYI--According to a eulogy by his best friend, the late Russ Peterson, longtime employee of our diocese, pondered the midichlorians in jedi dna.

    Thought you'd want to know.

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