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The Vision of St. John Bosco and the Papacy of Benedict XVI Comments

Does the heroic leadership of Pope Benedict XVI represent one more fulfillment of the prophetic vision of the Saint whose Feast we celebrate? Pope Benedict XVI is steering the Ship through troubled waters, charting a path through those sure pillars of protection and heavenly aid. St. John Bosco, pray for us. Continue Reading

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  1. Deacon Keith Fournier
    2 years ago

    To Tom: C'Mon! I have written many, many pieces on our obligation in solidarity to love the poor - includingrecently on building an economy of communion. I even quote Peter Maurin increasingly these days. The effort to tie in this Saints Feast Day with the leadership of Pope Benedict was a specific focus for an article. So, I wrote one. If you want to write on his wonderful comapssion and actiom for the poor, please do OF COURSE John Bosco was a champion of the poor. He was a Saint, and the two are connected because it is Jesus we love and identify in the face of the poor. In fact, we will be judged accordingly (Matt. 25) Please do not read "ideological influence" where there is none. Thanks for reading Catholic Online and contibuting to the dialogue.

  2. Maureen Avila
    2 years ago

    The pope needs much prayer. He does not seem to share Don Bosco's gift of discernment when it comes to knowing whom to believe and trust when they are being deceitful.
    We, of course assume the pope is always searching for the truth in all matters.

  3. Tom McGuire
    2 years ago

    The title of this article required two articles. The vision of Don Bosco got short changed. He was truly a active contemplative. But his vision of misson to the poor is not even mentioned. His passion and action was in the streets opposed by both church and government leaders. Is the failure to report in detail the active part of Don Bosco's vision an indication of ideological influence?

  4. Bob Bare
    2 years ago

    May God bless the Pope and give him along with all the defenders of Truth the courage and perserverance.

  5. jh
    2 years ago

    Beautiful commentary and apt accolades of our Holy Father.

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