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Exactly awesome pick by the cards. I'm sure they'll get the next one right
Most Excellent Bishop
Having received your letter of September 13 of this year, regarding the matter of the removal from all priestly burdens pertaining to Rev. Stephen Miller Kiesle in your diocese, it is my duty to share with you the following:
This court, although it regards the arguments presented in favour of removal in this case to be of grave significance, nevertheless deems it necessary to consider the good of the Universal Church together with that of the petitioner, and it is also unable to make light of the detriment that granting the dispensation can provoke with the community of Christ's faithful, particularly regarding the young age of the petitioner.
It is necessary for this Congregation to submit incidents of this sort to very careful consideration, which necessitates a longer period of time.
In the meantime your Excellency must not fail to provide the petitioner with as much paternal care as possible and in addition to explain to same the rationale of this court, which is accustomed to proceed keeping the common good especially before its eyes.
Let me take this occasion to convey sentiments of the highest regard always to you.
Your most Reverend Excellency
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
I think I'll throw my hat into the ring to be the next pope.
The RCMB...is one of the most awful, alarming, inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive msg boards in the history of the internet.
What are your qualifications?
A lifetime of celibacy ?
So the pope announced his retirement on the 10th. The same day the Year of the Dragon ends and Chinese fortune tellers warn that the "black water snake" that emerges to replace it could be a venomous one that brings disaster.
Previous Snake years have been marked by the September 11, 2001 terror strikes that killed nearly 3,000 people, the crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
The 1929 stock market plunge that heralded the Great Depression also occurred in a snake year.
Technically, anyone could be chosen as the next pope.....
One of my first posts on the old RCMB was about this prophecy....
The indoctrinated will no longer be able to deny it, only defend it.
Like the old saying goes, a pope resigns every 700 years
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Take the religious component out of the Catholic Church and the Vatican and what do you have? It's a political organization above all else. And it's one whose goal is self-promotion even if that means having to cover things up or alter information, facts, and records to portray people (especially Popes) in the best light possible. There is almost zero transparency. There is oppression of those that disagree with them and discrimination against homosexuals and females. The way they operate is not unlike many of the foreign governments that the U.S. has traditionally fought wars against. But because they do it in the name of religion, it's ok.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
Benedict was a bad Pope. What has he done besides perpetuate the lulls of a Vatican that thinks it is in the Medieval Times?
Pope Benedict said that "violence in the name of religion is contrary to God’s nature and to reason." Does that include women and children?
It seems the snake is good at predicting major world events, except for:
USSR collapse (1991)
LA Riots (1992)
1st WTC bombing (1993)
The Rwandan Genocide (1994)
Aum Shinrikyo Tokyo subway attack (1995)
OKC Bombing (1995)
The dotcom burst (2000)
The Bali Bombings (2002)
Indian Ocean earthquake (2004)
7/7 attacks (2005)
Cyclone Nargis (2008)
Global Credit crisis (2007, 2008, 2009)
You serious, Clark?
Check last post on page one of this thread for example.....
"Leave the gun.....take the cannoli"
"It's not your job to be as confused as Nigel."
Catholic, well-versed in Scripture, willing to lay the smack down on abusive clergy (immediate removal from ministry upon allegations, automatic excommunication and defrocking if allegations found to be true,) young, willing to allow women into ministry (many of the original Twelve apostles were married,) willing to allow priests to marry, would pick a cool papal name, would add being a Michigan fan to the list of sins that "cry to heaven."
Good enough. HIRED!
this particular dude was on the wrong side of not just one but two of the worst evils of the 20th century. I don't care what your views of catholicism or any other faith might be, but as a human being Benedict was completely and absolutely morally bankrupt.
NOTE: the video is completely NSFW, as well as not safe for children, spouses or sensitive pets.
I think we should take some of these people, and send 'em up to Bear Mountain for a picnic.
Since criticizing the Catholic church is "bigotry", I feel it necessary to point out inter alia: that marginalization of women; repressive views of the poor, allowing the spread of AIDS, and systematically condoning child sexual abuse, is not the exclusive domain of the Catholic church. Although it is quite good at it.
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Curious about the pension plan - usually you are not around after retiring from this job.
Best joke I've seen:
The Pope just set the bar really high for Lent.
And now it appears twice in this thread. Thanks.
'Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable'
- President John F. Kennedy
This thread has been hilarious. I'm disappointed that it got Wells'd.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
This is unprecedented in modern times. It will be interesting to see how the Holy See handles this.
Do they use Paypal?
he pulled out early.
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