The Catholic Message Board
http://forums.avemariaradio.net/

Pope Francis with a stang
http://forums.avemariaradio.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=169123
Page 1 of 2

Author:  p.falk [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Pope Francis with a stang

Is this a non issue?

There are some reputable sites making this to be a very weird thing for him to be holding.
Can anyone verify if this is what they're making it out to be.... or is it stretching to just add more acrimony at Pope Francis?

Author:  Light of the East [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

p.falk wrote:
Is this a non issue?

There are some reputable sites making this to be a very weird thing for him to be holding.
Can anyone verify if this is what they're making it out to be.... or is it stretching to just add more acrimony at Pope Francis?


That is a good question.

Doing a little Google search on "What is a Stang?" I find this site:

The Stang

I guess a couple of questions would be:

1. Does Pope Francis actually understand what it is that he is carrying? Sometimes, in regards to the world, he seems like a naive babe in the woods, especially in dealing with the media

2. Why carry this instead of a Crucifix?

3. Was this some sort of gift and he's trying to honor the gift by carrying it?

4. Finally, why not just carry a Crucifix and avoid all this contention?

People want to know.

Author:  p.falk [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

So a stang really is something that is used in witchcraft settings.
I'm hoping it's something other than that....
but like you said: why not just carry a crucifix?

Author:  Pro-Zak [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

Thought he might have had a Shelby….

Author:  Light of the East [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

Image

Author:  1HCaAC [ Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

Dowsers, aka Water Witchers, also use a forked stick (divining rod) for finding underground water or where to drill a well.

https://www.motherearthnews.com/homeste ... az70ndzgoe

Author:  Mrs. Timmy [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

Sabbath wrote:
Thought he might have had a Shelby….

I was wondering the same thing....

Author:  Peregrinator [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

p.falk wrote:
So a stang really is something that is used in witchcraft settings.
I'm hoping it's something other than that....
but like you said: why not just carry a crucifix?

Apparently some young people made it for him and would have felt bad if he didn't use it. So he's using it at the Youth Synod.

Author:  gherkin [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

The trouble with asking yourself "how much worse could it get?" is that you'll often get an answer pretty quickly.

Author:  p.falk [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

Peregrinator wrote:
p.falk wrote:
So a stang really is something that is used in witchcraft settings.
I'm hoping it's something other than that....
but like you said: why not just carry a crucifix?

Apparently some young people made it for him and would have felt bad if he didn't use it. So he's using it at the Youth Synod.


Thanks for the info.

So, to call it a "Stang" (which seems to be used only in reference to witch craft) isn't really all that fair.

Author:  anawim [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

Sabbath wrote:
Thought he might have had a Shelby….


What is a shelby?

Author:  Highlander [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7VIzdGLKbA

Author:  Peregrinator [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

gherkin wrote:
The trouble with asking yourself "how much worse could it get?" is that you'll often get an answer pretty quickly.

Right, for example, see his recent comments on Our Lady :nooo:

Author:  p.falk [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

Peregrinator wrote:
gherkin wrote:
The trouble with asking yourself "how much worse could it get?" is that you'll often get an answer pretty quickly.

Right, for example, see his recent comments on Our Lady :nooo:


Have you a link?

Author:  1HCaAC [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

Peregrinator wrote:
gherkin wrote:
The trouble with asking yourself "how much worse could it get?" is that you'll often get an answer pretty quickly.

Right, for example, see his recent comments on Our Lady :nooo:

No.

Author:  Mrs. Timmy [ Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

anawim wrote:
Sabbath wrote:
Thought he might have had a Shelby….


What is a shelby?

Only a pony car on steroids. Or, as my dad’s State Trooper friend used to say, “prima facie evidence of speeding.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelby_Mu ... prov=sfti1

Author:  Closet Catholic [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

p.falk wrote:
So, to call it a "Stang" (which seems to be used only in reference to witch craft) isn't really all that fair.
'Stang' in Norwegian just means pole or stick.

Author:  ForeverFaithful [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

Closet Catholic wrote:
p.falk wrote:
So, to call it a "Stang" (which seems to be used only in reference to witch craft) isn't really all that fair.
'Stang' in Norwegian just means pole or stick.


So in Norway, all sticks are used for witchcraft

Author:  GKC [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

ForeverFaithful wrote:
Closet Catholic wrote:
p.falk wrote:
So, to call it a "Stang" (which seems to be used only in reference to witch craft) isn't really all that fair.
'Stang' in Norwegian just means pole or stick.


So in Norway, all sticks are used for witchcraft


Only if it weighs the same as a duck.

Author:  ForeverFaithful [ Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Pope Francis with a stang

GKC wrote:
ForeverFaithful wrote:
Closet Catholic wrote:
p.falk wrote:
So, to call it a "Stang" (which seems to be used only in reference to witch craft) isn't really all that fair.
'Stang' in Norwegian just means pole or stick.


So in Norway, all sticks are used for witchcraft


Only if it weighs the same as a duck.


Small rocks also float however

Page 1 of 2 All times are UTC - 5 hours
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/