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Re: The Pope

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:26 pm

Jove wrote:
ColinB wrote:
MaryAnn wrote:
MB280E wrote:
rocknroller wrote:Lets hope the next pope is a much younger man ! at least in his 50s !!!


Let´s NOT hope for another pope!

Sincerely MB280E


Well, there will be another Pope. Two thousand years of history says there will be.


Has it really been that long ?

Time for a change.............


Female Pope? :D


Yeah !

I nominate Sinead O'Connor................

Re: The Pope

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:33 pm

ColinB wrote:
Jove wrote:
ColinB wrote:
MaryAnn wrote:
MB280E wrote:
rocknroller wrote:Lets hope the next pope is a much younger man ! at least in his 50s !!!


Let´s NOT hope for another pope!

Sincerely MB280E


Well, there will be another Pope. Two thousand years of history says there will be.


Has it really been that long ?

Time for a change.............


Female Pope? :D


Yeah !

I nominate Sinead O'Connor................

Would that be ..hair.. or no hair...

Re: The Pope

Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:43 am

I nominate Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York. (Local boy makes good. :) )

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/will-cardinal-timothy-dolan-be-the-next-pope-pros-and-cons_n_2673426.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_M._Dolan

Re: The Pope

Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:02 am

I nominate Cardinal Marc Ouellet

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Ouellet

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/arts/s ... lbert-says

Re: The Pope

Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:39 am

paulsweeney wrote:I nominate Cardinal Marc Ouellet

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Ouellet

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/arts/s ... lbert-says


LOL He looks like a good candidate to me, Paul!

But, I see Stephen Colbert actually endorsed Timothy Cardinal Dolan in the link you posted. :)

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/arts/scene/blog.html?b=arts.nationalpost.com/2013/02/13/canadian-cardinal-marc-ouellet-is-too-polite-to-be-pope-stephen-colbert-says

Re: The Pope

Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:23 am

MaryAnn wrote:


LOL He looks like a good candidate to me, Paul!

But, I see Stephen Colbert actually endorsed Timothy Cardinal Dolan in the link you posted. :)

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/arts/scene/blog.html?b=arts.nationalpost.com/2013/02/13/canadian-cardinal-marc-ouellet-is-too-polite-to-be-pope-stephen-colbert-says


I know he did, I just got a kick out of the "to polite" to be Pope part. Pretty funny.

Re: The Pope

Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:45 am

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Re: The Pope

Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:53 am

promiseland wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Jove wrote:
ColinB wrote:...Time for a change.............


Female Pope? :D


Yeah !

I nominate Sinead O'Connor................

Would that be ..hair.. or no hair...


She seems to have settled on the shaved look in recent years...........

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Re: The Pope

Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:39 am

promiseland wrote:
ColinB wrote:
Jove wrote:
ColinB wrote:
MaryAnn wrote:
MB280E wrote:
rocknroller wrote:Lets hope the next pope is a much younger man ! at least in his 50s !!!


Let´s NOT hope for another pope!

Sincerely MB280E


Well, there will be another Pope. Two thousand years of history says there will be.


Has it really been that long ?

Time for a change.............


Female Pope? :D


Yeah !

I nominate Sinead O'Connor................

Would that be ..hair.. or no hair...


No hair? That can't be.. that would be ideal for the Shaolin Temple!

Re: The Pope

Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:02 am

elvis-fan wrote:
ColinB wrote:And the US population should offer up a joint apology to Sinead O'Connor, who was treated so badly for simply standing up & speaking the truth !

This isn't Joey the Rat... it's JP2... and Sinead O'Connor's political views weren't of interest to anyone...
although I'm not American I would hardly apologize to her for that spectacle...nice forum she chose too... I don't believe
it's a coincidence that she dropped off the face of the earth following that show... like she had a choice.


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I believe she was protesting against an institution, not a man. One could argue that it matters as to which man, because we are all responsible for our actions, but the Papacy IS a bureaucracy at its core. And as such, it makes sense to protest the actions of the institution.

She was treated quite mercilessly, and even as the child abuse scandals were starting to break open, few wanted to ask her "why?" And I believe that, finally, time has vindicated her on a number of fronts: child abuse, the treatment of women, etc. Not that other traditional contemporary religions are innocent as lambs, either. Hardly. Most of 'em need to clean up their own backyards, and get closer to what they're supposed to be all about in the first place.

Or you can just be spiritual in your own way, and not get involved with such institutions. But when institutions violate laws, very serious laws, they have to answer for it. And usually the law is interested in "whodunnit," not "whatdunnit." So, yes, in the final analysis, it is Ratzinger who will have to answer for this, and is doing so in this nearly unprecedented action, I think. (And if he weren't under some pressure, I would think he'd have waited 'till after Easter.) Also, if you believe in the hereafter, he will have more for which to answer at some other time.

http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/mea-maxima-culpa/synopsis.html

rjm

Re: The Pope

Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:12 pm

Can't blame him.
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Re: The Pope

Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:14 pm

elvis-fan wrote:
ColinB wrote:And the US population should offer up a joint apology to Sinead O'Connor, who was treated so badly for simply standing up & speaking the truth !

This isn't Joey the Rat... it's JP2... and Sinead O'Connor's political views weren't of interest to anyone...
although I'm not American I would hardly apologize to her for that spectacle...nice forum she chose too... I don't believe
it's a coincidence that she dropped off the face of the earth following that show... like she had a choice.


It wasn't about her political views; she saw evil & spoke out against it in a very public way.

She risked sacrificing her own career to try & stop children being abused.

And she did it when nobody else was prepared to dare to.

She got booed off the stage for challenging the Catholic Church, being forthright & speaking the truth.

Time & events have proved her right & her detractors wrong.

That they haven't the guts to publicly admit it & apologise says more about them than it does about her.