"What's the big deal?"
"Pope Francis shows respect to someone who has given his life to the service of God!"
"Ten things you need to know about Pope Francis kissing hands."
"Did Pope Francis really kiss a priest's hand?"
In the style of Jimmy, let's recount the day!
Don Michele is given the honor of reading the gospel at a Novus Ordo Missae Mass he concelebrated with Francis at the Chiesa di Santa Marta in the Vatican on 6 May 2014.
Don Michele presents Francis with a hand carved Franciscan cross made from the wood of an olive tree.
Don Michele also gave Francis a hand carved chalice and paten made of olive wood.
Don Michele asks Francis to pray for a childless couple.
Don Michele presents Francis with a copy of his book, Caro don Michele…Domande a un prete scomodo. Translated into English as, Dear Father Michael ... Questions for an uncomfortable priest.
The cover of Don Michele's book, which is set up as a dialogue between Don Michele and his three co-authors. It includes passages from Don Michele's diary he kept while a Silesian missionary in Central America, tells of his move to Foggia, Italy with the spread of the Salesian presence, and the birth of the Emmaus Community. The book also delves into iconographic moments in his life and the final chapter covers the pastoral care of youth, the celibacy of priests and the phenomenon of coexistence between people of different cultures.
And so we get to Francis kissing the hand of Don Michele, another example of how humble Francis is!
Is there video which can confirm Don Michele was actually at the Mass?
One can see Don Michele sitting at the 1 minute 19 seconds mark in the video.
So far, so good. Did Don Michele have anything to say about his encounter with Francis?
According to Foggia Today, Don Michele recounted,
"I concelebrated with the Pope Francis. I read the gospel. After the celebration, the Pope receives the presents in another room. I, with my companion, we were the last (in the line).So is there anywhere else we can look to find out more about this 93 year old priest?
I spoke of the "the rejected stones", with which I live; I presented him with the gifts (a crucifix, a chalice and a paten in olive wood, beautiful); I communicated our ongoing initiatives for immigrants in Lampedusa.
It was very happy. I told him: "All of us, we would love to have an audience for us, of Emmaus. Is this possible? "" Everything is possible. Discuss this with Cardinal Maradiaga and update him on each of these things." Next, he kissed my hand! I hugged him and I cried."
Great idea! Let's start off with the header Don Michele has on his facebook page. (Click here for Michele De Paolis' facebook) Wow, he must be cutting edge if he has a facebook page!
This translates into English as the following:
I am a layman, a humble believer, always in search,Any alarm bells going off yet?
a priest available for service, disinterested,
free within the Christian community and in society, the next to the last.
Anticlerical, that you do not belong to a caste, to a category;
no official religion. Trying to give peace and joy to people
who are living in the most dramatic situations of existence:
the non-believers, the separated, the divorced, those who have stumbled with abortion,
the sodomites, the desperate, the multitude of the excluded.
Searching for light in the Gospel on the topics discussed in the Church,
such as the celibacy of the priesthood, the priesthood of women,
the pedophilia, the sick and the dying.
Let's look at his life as a priest. Is there anything which he is noted for? A good confessor, performing miracles, solving problems, piety, anything?
Why yes, we are glad you asked, Jimmy! Don Michele has co-founded two interesting groups in his long career as a priest, Comunità sulla Strada di Emmaus and Agedo Foggia. These are two of the things he is noted for.
(click here for website) was founded in 1978 by Don Michele Mongiello, Don Nicola Palmisano and Don Michele De Paolis. It was established in the spirit of St. Don Bosco in the parish of the Sacred Heart which is located on the outskirts of Foggia in the slums. It pursues a number of objectives, including the recovery and social reintegration of drug addicts, give educational responses to various forms of adolescent awkwardness and the youthful in spirit, and is addressed especially to the marginalized (code word for sodomites), as well as encourages participation in the life of the area by promoting forms of active and responsible citizenship. It is a voluntary commune. Sounds like one of don Luigi Ciotti's groups doesn't it? Don Michele is well known for the Bible study class he teaches there.
was founded by Don Michele and the late Gabriele Scalfarotto in 2010 under the larger umbrella group of Agedo Nazionale. A great thing right? All sodomites should have friends who pray for them and help them get out of their sinful life. Only, that's not what Agedo does. Instead it organizes marches demanding special rights for sodomy and encourages these perverts to change the laws to accept & reward their same sinful behavior. (click here for Agedo Foggia's website) or (here for Agedo Nazionale's)
In September 2011 Don Michele excited the audience of the Democratic Party in a question and answer session with Tommaso Pasqua. He told how his positions are often at odds with the Church's. Further he added he does not think he is in the wrong concerning these positions. One day he believes the Church will correct their mistaken beliefs on the role of women, homosexuality and unmarried couples.
But you are just paraphrasing one article and there are no quotes, it could be a smear piece.
You want quotes, we got quotes, just remember you asked for them, Jimmy!
Here are a few gems of wisdom Don Michele De Paolis shared in an article, Omosessualità e Fede, he wrote for Agedo Lecce, a sister organization of Agedo Foggia. The underlines and bold for emphasis are Don Michele's and in the original.
..."Instead of wasting energy in endless controversy the ecclesial aims to build a Christian spirituality of joyous acceptance of self, gratitude to God in the knowledge that homosexual love is a gift from Him no less than heterosexual."
..."The boy or girl homosexuals can say to God: "You have made us like this!" Connotations of the individual and that each of us come from nature, are a fact, such as height, skin color, shape of the nose, pigmentation of the pupil; we do not have a choice. And even sexual impulses: are the components of the identity of each; are not diseases, they are not sin. does not have anything to do with the will and the free choices of the individual and therefore ethics, good or bad.
In fact every person should love and protect their identity, should enhance all parts of his being, to grow in love, in friendship, in the pleasure of being themselves and reach their maturity. This is the will of God, because God wants happiness for each of his children."
..."To conclude: Pope Francis, a true gift from God to the Church, not only said that sentence reported by many newspapers, "Who am I to judge a homosexual?", Which already presupposes respect for the identity of each, which is a mystery ; but in his apostolic exhortation "The joy of the Gospel," he writes: "... we need to recognize that every person is worthy of our consideration. Not for its physical appearance, its ability pearls, for his mentality ... but why is the work of God, his creation ... Every human being is the subject of the infinite tenderness of God ... each is immensely sacred. "
I invite my homosexual brothers and sisters to enjoy this tenderness of God and to go on their way."
Wait there is more!
The following quotes are taken from an address Don Michele gave to Agedo Foggia,
"Today, the attitude of the Church against homosexuals is severe, inhumane and creates so much suffering, by saying that homosexuality is a sin . (...) Some people in the church say: "It's okay to be gay but you shall not have intercourse, they can not love each other! "This is the greatest hypocrisy. It's like saying to a plant that grows: "Thou shalt not flourish, it (the plant) must bear fruit." That yes, it is against nature."
..."I'm sick of homophobia . It's not true that you are in sin, because God loves you and He has put you in this inclination; it is his gift. This is your 'nature', which must be accepted and respected. You're not sick; you do not have to "heal" from this inclination.
And we have to have patience with our Mother Church. Her attitude towards homosexuals will change. Already, numerous initiatives have been born in this regard."
"At Emmaus nobody is dismissed or removed from communion with Jesus . Peace and joy"
Hold on we are not done yet. Here is what one of his peers said about him,
|(The late Gabriele Scalfarotto, one year before his suicide.)|
"Don Michele and Don Dino, (are) two uncomfortable priests beloved by the most humble. Surrounded by marginalized decent (persons) and by volunteers, you immediately made available support to this atheist with respect, intent on an uphill battle for the rights of LGBT people, and were with him to fight and win."
|(Don Gallo, the late sodomite and communist priest.)|
Let's recap the recent news, Francis' Curia made a bunch of noise about priestly sexual abuse while doing nothing again, the FSSPX is still suspended, the LCWR receives a few blunt words, the Franciscan Friars Immaculate founder is still under house arrest, Francis isn't concerned with the heresies contained in Cardinal Kasper's book, Suor Cristina sings lewd songs on The Voice, and Francis pays homage to sodomy by kissing De Paolis on the hand. Don't worry we are told the Novus Ordo church has the medicine to cure this, more implementations of Vatican II but in the correct spirit this time. Now get to your man made vernacular Novus Ordo Missae! Seems a bit odd, no? It is as if...
|(Francis making his usual mess wherever he goes.)|
Jimmy and his fellow apologists will most likely tell you, Francis didn't know about these things. He didn't? Please! Guess those two new saints didn't know either or maybe they are looking at this from the wrong perspective? Why not approach it from a different angle? They all condone this type of behavior. Oooo, that's scary! It might lead one to conclude sodomy is rife in the Novus Ordo church and goes to its very core. What did Christ have to say in the Sermon on the Mount?
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
The last time Francis was hand holding with don Luigi Ciotti. This time we have the hand kissing of Don Michele De Paolis. We fear to guess what Francis will do next. Don't worry, Jimmy the bagger tells us we haven't heard any official word from the Vatican so we will have to withhold our judgement because we couldn't possibly know what motivations were going through Francis' brain or heart.
Breaking news! This just in from Michael Voris & the crew over at ChurchMilitant.tv, "no comment" ...and what's that? If you are reading Call Me Jorge... you are consuming spiritual pornography! Are you serious Mike? (see ChurchMilitant.TV Will Not Engage in Public Criticism of the Pope)
With priests and apologists like these calling themselves Catholic is it any wonder the Novus Ordo church is confused?
Well Jimmy, do you know who Don Michele is now?
- Compassionate Francis?