Congressman Steals Papal Water Glass, Drinks from It: ‘Anything Pope Touches Becomes Blessed’

Brady-compressedWASHINGTON — A Pennsylvania Congressman is raising eyebrows after he snatched the half-full water glass of the Roman Catholic pontiff known as Francis following his speech before Congress, and then sipped from it out of his belief that the water was now “blessed” because the pope touched it.

“Anything the pope touches becomes blessed,” Pennsylvania Rep. Bob Brady (D-Philadelphia) told The Washington Post. “I think so and no one is going to change my mind.”

According to reports, after the pontiff left the Congressional chamber following the conclusion of his speech on Thursday, Brady walked to the lectern and took Francis’ glass, which he noted had been drank from three times during his address to Congress.

Brady then carried the glass back to his office, where he took a sip from it. He then offered a drink to his wife Deborah and two staffers, who also took photos of the occasion.

The Congressman then called Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey (D) and told him that he had the glass. Casey brought along his wife and mother, and the three dipped their fingers in the remaining water.

Brady told the Philadelphia Daily News that he poured the remaining water into a bottle and plans on using it to “bless” his grandchildren.

He said that he put the glass into a paper bag and will give it to police so that they can dust it for fingerprints to ensure its authenticity before he takes it home to display next to an Obama glass he took during the 2009 inauguration.

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As far as the pontiff’s glass being stolen, Brady advised that he contacted the House Architect and offered to send a check to pay for the item.

Reports of the incident have raised eyebrows, with some calling Brady’s actions “creepy” and “weird.”

“Kinda creepy actually,” wrote one commenter on Twitter.

“From the department of weird and shameless,” another remarked.


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  • TheBBP

    Wow, that is some cult-ish behavior.

  • Josey

    So he steals the cup which I guess he thinks it’s ok to steal and then drinks from it thinking it is blessed because the pope touched it, this guy is a nut and is a congressmen, then he calls up others to have them follow his cue and bottles what’s left cause he thinks it will bless his grand-kids…yea, good luck with that buddy, the pope is just a man and not blessed in what he’s doing and the cup isn’t blessed either and you just involved yourself into the magic arts which the bible forbids by believing in such crap.

  • Bill

    “steals”……thats why you cant trust the news….

  • Shaun D.

    Pretty certain that “all he touches”, DOESN’T become blessed.

    Poor guy may need to get tested for AIDS, SYPHILIS, or HERPES, now.

    Btw, the pope has absolutely zero cred with the almighty creator God in Heaven. The pope already called God a liar and he’s a better friend to Satan than to God almighty.

  • FoJC_Forever

    During an interview, Boehner made a reference to the Scripture warning to beware of false prophets. Boehner is catholic. Catholics worship the pope, even though they will claim differently, but their adoration and cultist behavior is obvious.

    It’s no wonder the Congress hasn’t been getting things done to stave of Obama’s agenda. It’s being led by a catholic. People just don’t realize how deep the evil of catholicism runs.

    • bret

      I am just beginning to realize the depth of the water we are all unknowingly wading out into. I hope most of you all are good swimmers. And watch out for sharks. A little shaking, a little tenderizing and down you go!

    • Josey

      Runs deep for sure!

  • bret

    Well the way I see it….stealing is one of the official sacraments of the American Civil Religion in Washington. But that doesn’t bother me so much as their theology. And these are the fellas that govern our nation. Think about it.

  • Bertha Warren

    The senator should driink some of Jesus Living Water, he would be like lady at well. Come and see man that told me all about self. Gather all her friend and testify of him.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Yes! And he should remember “Thou shalt not steal” too!

  • Joel Rivera

    Ugh, give me a break! Franky has no divine powers and is just a lowly sinner like anyone.

  • Wayne McLaw

    the pope is anti christ and he is the man of sin the devil right hand man ready to unite the world in a false christianity

  • sammy13

    No wonder our Nation is in trouble.

  • bowie1

    Was there no other glass he could have used and gotten some from the tap?

  • Kenneth Hanson

    Just another nut job. The US Senate is full of them.

  • Reason2012

    See how the doctrines of catholicism has people deceived into worshiping a mere man?

    Even when John tried to worship even an angel, then angel rebuked him.

    “And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.”
    Revelation 22:8-9

    Let alone that the word “pope” itself comes from the Latin papa, which means “father.”

    “[Jesus said] For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

    But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.”
    Matthew 23:4-10

    These doctrines keep people blind to the truth of God. We all need to be reading His Word over and over again, reading it daily, to avoid being deceived by any denomination, like how catholicism has deceived so many well-intentioned people.

    • Josey

      My son and I were just talking about how the pope allows worship of himself last night and about the same scripture you referenced about John in Revelation, of course Obama allows people to worship him too, remember that creepy song where the elementary children were singing to obama and the actor Jamie fox declaring and introducing obama as their messiah. Anyway, I don’t know how many caught the pope’s first few lines in his speech to the UN because to be honest that creepy low voice he uses and the monotone quality puts one to sleep so I can’t stand to listen to him but some caught him saying in the first few lines of his UN speech where he says that he comes in his own name and remember the scripture where Jesus says in John 5:43 I come in my Father’s name and you don’t accept me but another will come in his own name and him you will accept, I think we saw that prophecy fulfilled in those words from the pope.

    • http://bbcatholics.blogspot.com/ OneBreadOneBody

      “And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

      What should I call my male parent?

      • Fallenman4Jesus

        Father. Take the time to read and understand the context, then maybe you’ll get it. Jesus was talking about people like the pope.

        • http://bbcatholics.blogspot.com/ OneBreadOneBody

          Mt. 23:1-9

          1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.

          5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; 6 they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; 7 they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others. 8 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. 10 Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. 11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

          Jesus was condemning the Pharisees and teaching His disciples that they should not exalt themselves. No Catholic priest calls HIMSELF father. It is a title of respect. The priest is the servant of all, and the Pope is the least among Catholics.

          • Reason2012

            “No Catholic priest calls HIMSELF father. It is a title of respect”

            It’s a title God commanded that no one be called.

          • http://bbcatholics.blogspot.com/ OneBreadOneBody

            I guess Jesus was violating His own utterances when he referred to FATHER Abraham. Was Jesus saying that Jesus was Abraham’s son, or was he using it as a title of respect?

      • Reason2012

        Your dad. Is the Pope your father? Are priests your father?

        • http://bbcatholics.blogspot.com/ OneBreadOneBody

          Stephen, Paul and James use the term father:

          Acts 7:2 And Stephen said: “Brethren and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, . . .”

          Romans 4:12 . . . the father of the circumcised . . . our father Abraham . . .

          Romans 4:16-17 . . . Abraham, for he is the father of us all, as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations . . .”

          Romans 9:10 And not only so, but also when Rebecca had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac,

          1 Corinthians 4:15 For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. FOR I BECAME YOUR FATHER in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

          Philippians 2:22 But Timothy’s worth you know, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel.

          James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar?

          • Reason2012

            Acts 7:2, Romans 4:12, Romans 4:16-17, James 2:21 They were descendants of Abraham, blood relatives.

            Romans 9:10 They were descendants of Isaac.

            “For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.”
            1 Corinthians 4:15

            Stop reading a catholic Bible.

            Philipians 2:22: He served as a son would a father. Not “I am your father” that you try to imply.

            And most important of all:

            “[Jesus said] For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

            But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.”
            Matthew 23:4-10

            And yet catholics are deceived into calling men and even the pope their fathers by title. Is the Pope your father? Are priests your father? Are you descendants of the priests of the past you call father?

            All of this is just more proof of how catholicism deceives well intentioned people into ignoring His Word.

      • JudeThree

        Out of context. The entire context as found in Matt 23: Jesus is denouncing the Jewish scribes and
        Pharisees for rejecting Him as their Messiah, in particular for their
        hypocrisy in elevating themselves above others with titles such as
        “teacher” and “master.” The Jewish teachers used that title because
        they supposed that a teacher formed the man, or gave him real life, and
        they sought, therefore, to be called “father,” as if they were the
        source of truth rather than God. Christ taught them that the source of
        all life and truth is God, and they shouldn’t seek or receive a title
        which properly belongs to Him
        In no way should any person look up to,
        follow, or elevate ANY human leader in any religious or church
        organization above Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Head of the Church, His
        body, and our one and only Master and Teacher. He alone is the author of
        our salvation, source of comfort in difficulties and strength to live
        the Christian life, and the only One to whom our prayers should be
        directed.
        The end.
        Context is king.

        • http://bbcatholics.blogspot.com/ OneBreadOneBody

          I guess you didn’t bother reading my other posts where I made your points. I agree totally with your statement:

          “In no way should any person look up to,
          follow, or elevate ANY human leader in any religious or church
          organization above Jesus Christ.”

          No one elevates the Pope above Jesus Christ.

          “Jesus is the Head of the Church, His body, and our one and only Master and Teacher. He alone is the author of our salvation, source of comfort in difficulties and strength to live the Christian life, and the only One to whom our prayers should be directed.”

          I agree with one small exception. No Catholic ever directs prayers “to” anyone other than our Lord. Don’t fall for every piece of anti-Catholic nonsense you hear.

  • Whatsthatsound

    It’s not creepy it’s dumb. It’s a display of ignorance of the Word of God. He will drink from the cup of the Winepress of the Wrath of God lest he repent. “Many shall come in my name saying , I am Christ, and shall deceive many. Behold I have warned you ahead of time.” There will be no excuse for following a pope.

  • sparrow599

    So, if he caught a disease from this, would it still be blessed? This God worship of this man is sick. The Pope himself should put a stop to it. I would be so embarrassed people were acting like this!

  • ElevenHerbs Andspices

    This is pagan Voodoo.

    • Josey

      Catholicism has voodoo or what they think is “white magic” all the same in God’s eyes as an abomination, they just mix it in with some Christianity and think it’s ok.

    • JudeThree

      I want chicken.

  • RWH

    It’s amazing how some people will use any excuse to bash the Catholic Church. If someone on this list were to receive a letter, or a Bible, from a famous evangelist, I’m sure that the person would cherish this as well. They would proudly show their friends the glass that Rev. So and So drank from. However, if a Catholic does so, it is something wicked and terrible. People alienate Catholics and then they expect their help for united causes.

  • http://bbcatholics.blogspot.com/ OneBreadOneBody

    This has nothing to do with Roman Catholicism. This kind of superstition is not unique to Catholics. Google “evangelical prayer cloths” . www dot doveministries dot com forward slash content how-receive-healing-using-prayer-cloth. Ridiculous.

    • JudeThree

      Absolutely anything that is extra-biblical is a lie. Any practices, sacraments,rules, ridiculous little doodads whether a stupid piece of cloth or a rock or a cross around a neck, is not Biblical and like candles, saints, cloths,burial shrouds, are empty and do nothing other than detract from the truth of Jesus Christ.

  • http://bbcatholics.blogspot.com/ OneBreadOneBody

    Unlike these bible-believing Christians:

    “In New Testament times, a new methodology emerged in the healing
    ministry of the Apostle Paul- something that prior to that time had
    never occurred:

    Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so
    that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the
    sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them, (Acts 19:11-12 NKJ)

    In similar manner, Morris Cerullo and members of the World Evangelism
    Healing Center prayer team have created anointed “prayer cloths” with
    special prayers for your healing and deliverance. Each prayer is
    directed to meet a specific need in your life and has been prayed over
    by Morris Cerullo and believers who are used by God in healing and
    deliverance ministries.

    We encourage you to use these “prayer cloths” as a point of contact.
    Carry them with you to give to those whom you minister to who need
    healing and/or deliverance. Place them upon your body as a point of
    contact for your own needs. Give these prayers to friends and family
    members who need healing and deliverance.”

    Or this one from Oral Roberts Ministry:

    “The anointing oil is used as a point of contact to help a person release his or her faith. This is taught in James 5:14–15 NKJV: “Is
    anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and
    let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
    And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him
    up.” Use of the oil is symbolic of our dependence on God. The
    important thing when you are anointed with oil is to release your faith
    to God for your healing.

    Like anointing oil, a prayer cloth can be used as a point of contact
    to release faith for healing. The Apostle Paul sometimes made use of
    prayer cloths. This is described in Acts 19:12 NKJV: “Even
    handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the
    diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.” The
    thing that counts is not the prayer cloth itself, but rather our faith
    in Jesus Christ. Anointing oil and prayer cloths simply help some people
    to release their faith for healing.”

    I the congressman is a nut job as are all the evangelicals that believe in white magic.

  • JudeThree

    oh my gosh. There have been massive displays of deceit by the pope and his religion, this one is just weird. Especially since this guy stole an obama glass and now he is getting the fingerprints checked. So he stole a glass but it’s ok since it was the popes glass. I guess he decides himself which of the 10 commandments he’ll follow. So weird.