Pope Francis: Put away technology, enjoy family dinners

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Pope Francis on Wednesday (Nov. 11) urged Catholics to continue the tradition of a family meal, leaving smartphones aside and switching off the TV to enjoy the “fundamental experience” of sharing food. Religion News service photo illustration by Sally Morrow

Pope Francis on Wednesday (Nov. 11) urged Catholics to continue the tradition of a family meal, leaving smartphones aside and switching off the TV to enjoy the “fundamental experience” of sharing food. Religion News service photo illustration by Sally Morrow

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(RNS) Sitting around the table helps measure the health of relationships, the pontiff said: “If in a family there’s something that doesn’t work, or a hidden wound, at the table it's understood immediately.”

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  • Someday this Pope or his successor will have to apologize for housing Cardinal Bernie Law, the kingpin of the Boston Pedophile Priest Network in his own home at the Vatican where Bernie has a cushy suite. Bernie Law enabled 15,000 cases of child rape over his decades in Boston, keeping pedophiles from justice – he used the confidence of the priesthood to protect these criminals.

    Meanwhile the avuncular Pope Francis pumps out bon mots about morality and proper behavior while the criminal resides under state protection down the hall.

    There is no polite word worthy of such charlatans as these.

  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho

    Family meal and family prayer vital for peace and harmony.