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Marmalade is Our Mission


The Bear is not going to say much about the Holy Father's logo for his U.S. tour. It's not like he has nothing to do but sit around all day approving graphics and letters encouraging authors who write children's books. He has people for that. He's too busy getting ready for the upcoming Synod on the Family.

Apparently, the USCCB is responsible for the logo, which is definitely not reproduced above, and to the extent it is, is covered by appropriate laws governing such use of intellectual property. (And that goes for you, too, Paddington.)

"Love is our mission."

Can't object to love, right? Love and mercy? The Bear for one applauds the USCCB for not deciding on a theme of "Hate Is Our Mission."

But who can object to marmalade? At least with marmalade you know exactly what you're getting. You start talking about marmalade -- as the Bear frequently does -- and everybody within earshot knows without doubt you're talking about the best of all foods, sweetness with a hint of bitter, like life.

Love, on the other hand, love is often mixed with unwholesome things, and served up with ulterior motives. That's the way it is with the best of things. The Bear supposes the same might be so with marmalade, if there were any profit in it. The Bear eats marmalade from Provence, and the French are very honest about food.


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  1. I don't know - don't you need to specify the type of marmalade? I like grapefruit marmalade.

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    1. Bears only eat orange marmalade, so there is no need to specify.

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  2. It's official, the Pope is turning his back on us!

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    1. The Bear thinks this is a signal that he's going to be saying only TLMs from now on.

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    2. HA! Ad orientum would be a good start.

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  3. Yes. "love" "mercy" and "welcome" are the new code words right up there with "peace and justice."

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    1. Hate to say it, but you're right. So sad everything has to be weighed and dissected because what is wholesome has been abused.

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  4. That slogan seems tailor-made for a country recently swooning over a certain Supreme Court decision: "Love Wins!" God help us!

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  5. I was thinking along the same lines as Br. Ass - it might as well be 'love wins'! I can't recognize anything Catholic/Christian about this slogan. It might as well be from the UN or any other secular humanist organization. I don't know if I can bear watching or hearing about anything to do with this papal visit ( but just as the proverbial train wreck, it will likely be impossible to ignore). I repeat daily with the psalmist - How long oh Lord, how long?

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  6. you know what really hit me?....no cross, not one, anywhere.

    the whole 'ad' is centered around francis. speaks volumes.

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    1. It reminded me of when he stepped out on the balcony and gave that little wave.

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  7. I think showing the back view of the Pope means that the cross can't be seen. Sadly, I think that is their point.

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    1. There's a version for Facebook that has a music link featuring John Lennon's "Imagine."

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    2. Nah. Just kidding! But I had you for a second didn't I? God help us!

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    3. I was thinking "All You Need Is Love."

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    4. Yes, i thought of that too, but "Imagine" is an insidiously anti-christian screed masquearding as serene poetry, whereas "all you need is love" is merely inane. I think annemarie is right, this "ad" is vacuous at best. Like her, i suspect the worst.

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  8. Mission of Christ: “The Son of God was revealed for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8, NRSV)

    It would be encouraging if Pope Francis had the same mission as Jesus. Nowadays the word love is more or less meaningless, especially without sacrifice (the cross).

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