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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-20-13 09:20 PM
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A Little Bit of Info that I'm sure will make you retch
From The Mail.

Well all know that Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Pope in 2005. But did you know who finished 2nd?
According to the only published report it was Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio. In case you didn't know allow me, just prior to the vote had been cited in a criminal complaint alleging involvement in the 1976 kidnappings of two fellow Jesuits during Argentina's military dictatorship.

And the Catholic Church doesn't understand why so many people are so critical

Just so know, Cardinal Roger Mahony plans on attending and voting for the next Pope. Unless the US or Italian governments deny him the opportunity to leave the US or enter Italy
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-13 12:18 AM
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1. Oh, I thought you were giving us a lit bit of info you were sure would make us rich.

never mind.

Before Cardinal Lay committed the Cardinal sin of failure to keep an airtight lid forever on hundreds of Massachusetts rapes of children, it was said that he would be the first American Pope. Instead, he merely got promoted to a place of honor in the Vatican for his years of trying to protect the rapists and the Church.

In his place, Massachusetts got Cardinal O'Malley, who had only to do mop up operations after Lay's promotion. Word is, O'Malley is in the running to be the next Pope.

O'Malley seems very different from the uber political and arrogant Lay, who actually had the gall very dramatically to "call down the judgment of God on the Boston Globe" for daring to look into the issue of rapes of local children by their priests.

On the other hand, who knows what O'Malley would have been like if he had Lay's work to do all those years? Would he, too, have obeyed Rome and protected the Church, too? Is the Pope Catholic? I don't think rebels get to Cardinals anymore.

Anyhoo, I think it would be a huge mistake to stir the Massahchusetts pot again. I don't see it bringing them tons of converts from Massachusetts anyway, or even helping them to hold on to all the Catholics that remain today. They've tried to consolidate churches, but parishoners have been taking turns holding vigil in the churches destined for deconsecration. Some vigils have lasted 8 years around the clock, as long as Ratzo has been Baba Bennie. Most of those sitting in are older, though.

I think they should choose someone from Africa or south of the U.S. border, maybe even China. That might lead to some converts and stop loss.

That would be my advice looking at it from their perspective.

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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-13 08:34 AM
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3. The War on Liberation Theology
Call it a dirty word and declare War on it.

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-13 05:35 AM
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2. Holy shit! nt
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