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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-10-04 06:27 PM
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1. I don't think there will ever be an American Pope.
I just don't see it.

Catholicism can't take too many more hardliners.
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  -Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger...odds on to be next Pope. Better read about him BrklynLiberal  Dec-10-04 06:20 PM   #0 
  - I don't think there will ever be an American Pope.  LostInAnomie   Dec-10-04 06:27 PM   #1 
  - Catholicism loves hardliners at the top  Warpy   Dec-10-04 06:40 PM   #8 
  - Ratzinger is a Bavarian conservative, so he's a safe enough choice  JVS   Dec-10-04 06:42 PM   #9 
  - I should be more precise...  LostInAnomie   Dec-10-04 06:53 PM   #12 
     - It'll work out. Less priests, less parishoners, less parishes...  JVS   Dec-10-04 06:57 PM   #14 
     - The archdiocese of Atlanta is doing well at recruiting new priests.  DemBones DemBones   Dec-10-04 07:31 PM   #23 
  - If Ratzinger is a member of Opus Dei you may be in for a surprise.  gjb   Dec-10-04 08:02 PM   #29 
  - Hello Opus Dei, goodby Vatican II. n/t  MichiganVote   Dec-10-04 06:30 PM   #2 
  - Scalia will put in a good word for him no doubt  LSparkle   Dec-10-04 06:37 PM   #7 
  - Probably get a Vatican appointment and apartment  MichiganVote   Dec-10-04 07:28 PM   #21 
  - I should have noticed you beat me to it.  gjb   Dec-10-04 08:04 PM   #30 
  - WTF has religion ever done to advance the human cause?  McKenzie   Dec-10-04 06:31 PM   #3 
  - well, there was that little thing called the renaissance...  evil genius   Dec-10-04 06:36 PM   #6 
  - Those would be divergent ideas from oppressive religion...  LostInAnomie   Dec-10-04 06:46 PM   #11 
  - I stand by my comments  McKenzie   Dec-10-04 06:53 PM   #13 
  - The Renaissance succeeded despite the best efforts of religious groups....  Media_Lies_Daily   Dec-10-04 07:01 PM   #16 
     - The Catholic Church commissioned an enormous amount of great art,  DemBones DemBones   Dec-10-04 07:17 PM   #19 
        - If it wouldn't have been for the oppression from the church...  LostInAnomie   Dec-10-04 07:30 PM   #22 
           - Prove it. Talk is cheap and you'll have to convince me.  DemBones DemBones   Dec-10-04 07:34 PM   #24 
              - The Black Death is one of the main causes of the Renaissance...  LostInAnomie   Dec-10-04 07:49 PM   #28 
                 - Sorry, I don't think the Renaissance would have gotten far without  DemBones DemBones   Dec-10-04 09:13 PM   #32 
  - Actually, Pope John XXIII did some good.  intheflow   Dec-10-04 06:46 PM   #10 
  - oh man, now you've opened the door on a really evil SOB  evil genius   Dec-10-04 06:31 PM   #4 
  - Great  knight_of_the_star   Dec-10-04 07:06 PM   #17 
  - I don't see why anyone would be surprised with Ratzinger  JVS   Dec-10-04 06:36 PM   #5 
  - We can just call him  zidzi   Dec-10-04 07:01 PM   #15 
  - Beat you to it  okasha   Dec-10-04 08:07 PM   #31 
  - There's an old saying that the man who goes into the  DemBones DemBones   Dec-10-04 07:09 PM   #18 
  - His age may put him out of the running  dflprincess   Dec-10-04 07:20 PM   #20 
  - Cardinals can't vote for a new pope if they are 75 or older.  DemBones DemBones   Dec-10-04 07:39 PM   #26 
  - He must be "From the glory of the Olives"  rabbit2484   Dec-10-04 07:34 PM   #25 
     - I don't think they grow olives in Germany.  DemBones DemBones   Dec-10-04 07:40 PM   #27 

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