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“It is harder to let ourselves be loved than it is to love”*…

 

It should be no real surprise that one of the most capitalist nations in the world would capitalize on an Apostolic visit, even when the visitor is a pope who calls money the devil’s dung

From a G-string for women with a Pope Francis saying: “To live charitably means not looking out for your own interests but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us” and Pope Francis flip flops, to a microbrewery beer called YOPO—You Only Pope Once (that will be available at the pubs surrounding the Philadelphia venue for the Catholic World Meeting of Families) and a life-size gatorfoam standee posterboard of the pontiff ($160) for anyone who wants to take a papal selfie…  In contrast to Cuba, the Pope’s last stop, vendors are out in force as Francis visits the U.S. for the first time.

More at “Pope Francis Souvenir Shortage Hits Cuba, As U.S. Drowns In Them.”

* Pope Francis

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As we “heart” Francis, we might recall that it was on this date in 1555 that Charles V and the forces of the Schmalkaldic League, an alliance of Lutheran princes, meeting in the imperial city of Augsburg (in present-day Bavaria, Germany) signed The Peace of Augsburg, officially ending the religious struggle between the two groups and making the legal division of Christendom permanent within the Holy Roman Empire.

Negotiating the Peace of Augsburg

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Written by LW

September 25, 2015 at 1:01 am

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