Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

More video fun.

Here is a video snippet of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio, SJ saying Mass on Maunday Thursday at the chapel "Our Lady of Lujan" -- notice it was filled to overflowing -- of a new drug rehab center in Buenos Aires. All of the 12 men whose feet he washed ("with humility and respect") and kissed ("with great love") are patients of the new "Villa Zabaleta" center in various stages of recovery.

He then crossed the courtyard and helped Fr. Pepe inaugurate the rehab center and then he blessed the assembled, using an olive branch ("symbolizing both peace and victory" like I read elsewhere) to sprinkle Holy Water.

H.E. was clear in his message that those who traffic in human misery as well as those who aid and abet them, "will be condemned" which seems to imply H.E. has a rather sober view of Hell, always good to know.

Although the interstitials are in Spanish, this should be pretty clear. If anyone gets hung up on the Spanish, holler in the combox, and I'll translate.