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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:40 PM

Can we play, What If?

I know that this could not happen but, how do you think the Catholic Church (or even the World) would change if a woman was made The Pope? Like maybe one of the Nuns on the Bus, Mother Teresa if she was still alive or any woman? Just curious as to your thoughts on this What If...

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Marie Marie Feb 2013 OP
JustAnotherGen Feb 2013 #1
HappyMe Feb 2013 #2
Wait Wut Feb 2013 #3
RevStPatrick Feb 2013 #4
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Response to Marie Marie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:45 PM

1. Gut Response

Matilda of Tuscany would rise up out of her grave and scream - Ha ha beyotches! I won!

Look up the Investiture Contest. She's one of three women buried at St. Peter's Basilica.

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Response to Marie Marie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:45 PM

2. I honestly don't think much would change

in the world.
The Catholic Church would change.

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Response to Marie Marie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:48 PM

3. Interesting question.

Of course, it would never happen, but still interesting.

I'm not really sure. The Catholic church would probably implode, leaving all the wealth free to distribute to the poor and into museums, where it all belongs. Compassion would probably take precedence over ritual and doctrine. Then again, humans are human and there's no guarantee anything would change. Power corrupts and the Catholic church has a lot of it.

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Response to Marie Marie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:06 PM

4. Well, since "pope" is from the Latin for papa...

 

...that would be impossible.
Maybe she would have to be the Mope?

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Response to Marie Marie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:07 PM

5. Bonus if her name is "Lillith"!

Fun idea!

Julie

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Response to Marie Marie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:12 PM

6. The politics would be awful with the really conservative factions like the Opus Dei

ganging up on her. First we need to get women in the priesthood and then have them elevated to Bishops and Cardinals before you will ever see a Pope. I having gone to Catholic school through college knew women among the nuns and particularly the Mother Superiors who would have made fine Popes, but it won't happen over night or perhaps even in this century.

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