I think Pope Francis realizes the need to make changes in the church.  That's 
why he's creating these synods to address policies relating to gay marriage and 
divorced people.  So far, he's shaken up many people from their comfort zone.

 We don't know what else he's got in his agenda.  But he seems to be following 
a mysterious script when he quipped to his cardinals: may God forgive you for 
electing me as the pope.

---In, <sharelong60@...> wrote :

 Richard and John, the Catholic Church imo requires a major overhaul in order 
to survive into the next century. I don't think it's possible but I could be 

 From: "'Richard J. Williams' punditster@... [FairfieldLife]" 
 Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:49 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Married . . . with Children
 On 11/13/2014 6:24 AM, Share Long wrote:
   Richard and John, imo, what we're seeing now is patriarchal spirituality in 
its death throes and the re emergence of the feminine divine as co creator. 


 Plus which there may have been another Mary, one who was a prostitute. Or 
maybe these various Marys, virgin, wife and prostitute are aspects of the 
collective psyche.

 Mary Magdalene was apparently framed!
 Modern scholarship debunks the myth of Mary Magdalene as prostitute turned 
saint in this installment of A&E's popular Biography series, in which viewers 
learn of Mary's true role as evangelist, prophet, and influential leader of the 
early Christian church. 
 Mary was born into an affluent family, but became Jesus' follower and 
patroness as well as his closest friend. Although her smeared reputation likely 
was the result of medieval opposition to women's leadership in the Church, Mary 
Magdalene is emerging as an object of veneration rather than one of controversy.
 Read more:
 Biography of Mary Magdalene
 Color, VHS
 A & E Home Video B000050Y7R 
 Biography - Mary of Nazareth: A Mother's Life
 A & E Entertainment 0767000358 
 Color, Black & White, NTSC
 From: "'Richard J. Williams' punditster@... mailto:punditster@... 
[FairfieldLife]" <>
 Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:13 AM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Married . . . with Children
 On 11/13/2014 1:43 AM, jr_esq@... mailto:jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife] wrote:

   This idea is similar to the plot in the Da Vinci Code novel.  

  For nearly 2,000 years, Mary Magdalene was believed to be a prostitute who 
repented and became a disciple of Jesus, but, the truth about her is finally 
emerging. She was almost certainly not a prostitute, but a wealthy woman whose 
support helped early Christianity to survive. 
 Mary Magdalene could have been Jesus' concubine or even his wife. The Bible 
doesn't say what her realtionship was with Jesus except that she was a devoted 
follower and supporter. The early Gnostic Gospels have no hesitation describing 
the relationship between Mary Magdalene and Jesus.
 The death of Jesus could have been a plot to deceive the authorities. Maybe it 
was a robber that was hung on the cross and maybe Jesus escaped with Mary to go 
live in France. Go figure. 
 Read more:
 'Venus in Sackcloth'
 by Marjorie Malvern
 Penguin, 1995
 That leaves the people to ask: who were the descendants of Jesus and Mary, and 
where are they now?

 Also, the involvement of Mary Magdalene as "co-messiah" would completely 
change the present Christian theology.  As such, I believe the orthodoxy would 
completely reject the validity of the manuscript.
<s3raphita@...> mailto:s3raphita@... wrote :
 Mary Magdalene was a "co-messiah", the wife of Jesus and the mother of his 
children, according to a translation of an ancient manuscript.






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