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I agree completely...
Especially discouraging is mods leading the charge.
For the love of Trevor...™
Wow, TanFan gets alllll upset because a few people crack jokes about the Pope. Someone sounds butthurt.
You sound like one of those filthy, uncivilized, knuckle-dragging Lutherans.
I'm not going to touch that obvious joke.
I'm Catholic. What has happened to the Church is not good. I'm glad others make fun of it, so hopefully it can change and I can feel comfortable participating in it again.
Bingo. That's exactly how I feel as well. Part of Benedict's legacy will always be his actions/inactions prior to becoming Pope. It's a mixed legacy and one reason why I was never comfortable with him replacing JPII in the first place.
And? The man was being wheeled out to perform slurred homilies and drool on his robes. Hia dedication was to be admired, but can anyone honestly argue that for the last five years of his time in offices, JPII was an effective leader of the Church? I would argue that much of the poor handling of the sex scandal was due to a lack of decisive actiob from the Holy See due to his reduced faculties. That created a vacuum for other people to make choices...that ended up being poor ones.
The Pope is a much more public figure than any time in history. Admitting that you no longer have the vigor to do the job is an admirable quality. Though I didn't care a ton for Pope Benedict, I can respect him for making the choice.
Crazy. I didn't know that resigning was an option for the Pope.
They already got the World Cup and the Olympics. Now they want the Pope too?
Jesus, where does it end?
Wonder if they'll take the JuPo route this time around. I hear there's a dude at Vatican City Community College who prays so hard.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
Does he get to keep the hat?
Players pray. Tough players sin.
Disgust of mass child rape is not bigotry
It makes sense though, the ill health and eventual death of a pope can be a huge deal, he was chosen as a "Transitional" pope, and I think many expected him to be dead right now. The idea being that the church wanted time to figure out what the post John Paul II Catholic Church would look like. Everything he said in his letter is true too. I'm not a catholic, but I've had a good amount of respect for Benedict and I'm glad he's setting new precedent.
JoPa is dead, besides Sandusky makes much more sense in this situation.
He found out the Boy Scouts were overturning their stance on gay memberships.
i'm kinda interested to see how this turns out
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It's not a joke - The Catholic Church is losing thousands of members every year. Their focus has been on emerging nations and the Third World. The current Pole has links to the child sex abuse scandal and with how bad it's gotten recently the Church probably wanted him out.
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No, but bigotry towards the members of the faith who had absolutely nothing to do with it is.
Besides, anit-catholic commentary has been ongoing for decades.
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Not just links. Starting in 2001, all suspected cases of rape/sexual abuse were to be sent to the desk of Ratzinger and he basically told everyone to observe papal secrecy. This was stuff that was pretty well known when the College of Cardinals elected Ratzinger as Pope at the most recent conclave.
Someone just noted ...."He really raised the bar on what you give up for lent"
That's absurd. No one has said a word disparaging the religion just the old man that took it backwards several decades.
Sparty is our mascot, we are Spartans.
I think they should make the election of the next Pope more entertaining than just a bunch of old guys sitting around in a room. Make the candidates audition on live TV, maybe put them on ice skates or something. After the call-in votes are counted, take the top four and have them fight it out, MMA style. You could probably end world hunger on the pay-per-view takings alone.
"Cardinals in the Cage!"
"Armageddon Just Got Real!"
The possibilities are endless.
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. -- Leonard Bernstein
Wouldn't it be nice that in our society people could praise all the good that many people do.
The priests and nuns I have known have dedicated their entire lives ( think about it their entire life!!!) to helping people and doing good. Everyday they show examples of Hope and Charity and Love. There are hundreds of thousands of Catholic priests and nuns who give up their own personal life for the benefit of their fellow man.
Catholics aside, there are hundreds of thousands of others who do good works. You can do all the great good works u want but don't be perfect once and all your good works don't matter in the court of public opinion. What a shame. As a word of encouragement, keep up the good work Catholic priests and nuns and all the other religious and the civil volunteers like Salvation Army, Goodwill,Peace Corps etc etc etc.
Indeed. That would be awful.
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