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Pope Benedict XVI 'is to resign'
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Posted on 02/11/2013 3:11:37 AM PST by Sub-Driver

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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“...Don’t tell Obama that the job is open....”

No, job application says for “Pope” with a letter “P”...

Not a “D”.

He’s already got THAT part covered, no worries.


451 posted on 02/12/2013 9:07:20 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: xzins

He doesn’t strike me as the kind of man who leave the succession of such an important leadership spot to the whims of chance.

Probably spent days or weeks in prayer asking for guidance from the Lord.

To my mind, he’s already probably made it clear who he wants, and has probably put wheels in motion to make it so. He’s an extremely intelligent, good, decent man.


452 posted on 02/12/2013 9:15:15 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

“..Malichi Martin...”

I read Fr. Malachi Martin’s book “Hostage To The Devil” some years ago. Very chilling and disturbing. Shook me up quite a bit.


453 posted on 02/12/2013 9:16:55 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: warsaw44; RummyChick

“...Such people on here might be surprised to learn the only people who hate us just as much are rage filled progressives....”

And did it ever occur to anyone that a lot of the “child molesting” accusations might in fact be smear tactics from the “rage filled Progressives” - the sworn enemy of the Catholic Church and the Christian world in general - designed to bring about shame, distrust, and hatred of Catholics and diminish the influence of the Church on society?

It’s what they do. They’re masters of it.

I’m sure there have been some priests that were justifiably accused of it. I’m not naive to believe that those things didn’t happen. And they should be removed and prosecuted.

But this Pope is a good man, and he set about going after any and all who tried to cover that up.


454 posted on 02/12/2013 9:51:24 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: TomasUSMC

“...THIS job, you don’t quit. You don’t quit...”

Although I agree with you brother, someone upthread suggested the possibility of the onset of dementia - maybe an Alzheimer’s-like condition, or Loewy-Body Syndrome.

If that’s so, and he made the decision to not continue in that diminished capacity, it’s probably the right move.

My immediate gut instinct is that this is probably the case.

Having lived through a family member go through that hell of losing all memory and recognition, I can only imagine what is going through his mind right now, if that indeed is the case.

I hope that is not what is happening...it’s terrible.


455 posted on 02/12/2013 10:04:13 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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456 posted on 02/12/2013 10:13:06 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Brown Deer

Keep trying to minimize the rape of children. Maybe you will convince yourself one day.


457 posted on 02/12/2013 10:14:38 AM PST by LadyEleanor (How Do I change my tagline?)
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To: LadyEleanor

Holy rolling much?


458 posted on 02/12/2013 10:17:27 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

It isn’t “Holy rolling”, it’s more like “Holy trolling”....


459 posted on 02/12/2013 10:29:22 AM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

You’re right, I stand corrected! (Will use the correction in the future!)


460 posted on 02/12/2013 10:31:12 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I hold the radical view that priests should not rape children and their superiors should not cover up for them.


461 posted on 02/12/2013 10:31:29 AM PST by LadyEleanor (How Do I change my tagline?)
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To: LadyEleanor

We suspect that your “radical view” has a lot to do with your 19th century (20th?) sect’s “theology” and pedophilia has nothing to do with it!


462 posted on 02/12/2013 10:34:52 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

wow you must be psychic - what is my “sect”?


463 posted on 02/12/2013 10:43:16 AM PST by LadyEleanor (How Do I change my tagline?)
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To: LadyEleanor
what is my “sect”?

It's name doesn't matter, what matters is that it defines itself proudly by its anti-Catholicism!

464 posted on 02/12/2013 10:50:20 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

OK,Here is a link to a website.This man “Ronald L. Conte Jr.”was the only person that I know of to predict the person and name he would take as a Pope way before John Paul 11 passed away..He predicts for the next Pope “ Cardinal Arinze as Pope Pius XIII”.I in no way endorse this site and say to be careful with his other stuff.But he nailed Pope Benedict.
http://www.catholicplanet.com/


465 posted on 02/12/2013 10:52:07 AM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Revolting cat!

It’s=Its, idjit!


466 posted on 02/12/2013 10:54:01 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Well, if Catholicism = sex with children, you called it!


467 posted on 02/12/2013 11:06:12 AM PST by LadyEleanor (How Do I change my tagline?)
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To: LadyEleanor

enjoy your eternity in HELL!


468 posted on 02/12/2013 11:07:45 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: LadyEleanor; Revolting cat!
Why do people move to Louisiana?

Louisiana: A Pedophile’s paradise?
469 posted on 02/12/2013 11:49:04 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: fatima

Thanks for remembering! I’m on my way out, but I’m going to bookmark the link for when I get back.

God bless


470 posted on 02/12/2013 11:58:22 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: NFHale

I am sure Popes in the past have gone crazy, become physically sick and disabled and with much less available in the medical field, they still held the line.......I believe one of the greatest benefits was the example they gave.....an example that even though the could quit, they continued on, inspite of the pain......relying on what humans have relied on for thousands of centuries, family.

His family of Cardinals and Priest, is a family that has always cared for the Pope. Has the Papal Family broken down? IDK but sometimes you have to have faith in your side, and you hold the position till you die. Well we shall see if more info comes out. Have a good Fat Tuesday.


471 posted on 02/12/2013 2:17:38 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: MacMattico

I agree. But I think you are missing my point.

My point is that these guys are not like you and me.

They understood that when you took the job, you did not put down the mitre and walk away.

I actually envy him, if this is the truth. How many of us would hang it up and walk away if we had the means to do so?


472 posted on 02/12/2013 3:12:44 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: MacMattico

And really....why the swipe at me?

I was not making fun, nor was I being disrespectful.

You should really watch that.

And for the record, both of my parents were pretty active at that age, so I expect nothing less.


473 posted on 02/12/2013 3:14:51 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Vermont Lt
And for the record, both of my parents were pretty active at that age, so I expect nothing less.

Really? Why would you expect nothing less? Some people have run a mile in under 4 minutes. Can you?
474 posted on 02/12/2013 3:24:37 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

WTF is wrong with you people?


475 posted on 02/12/2013 7:25:44 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Vermont Lt

nice talk on a religion thread.


476 posted on 02/12/2013 10:11:42 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Vermont Lt

I didn’t really think I was taking a swipe at you, just making a statement... I guess I can see where it might appear that way. Sorry.

I just think at 85, the number of reasons to resign are many, and the Pope hasn’t been looking very well lately.


477 posted on 02/13/2013 12:33:06 AM PST by MacMattico
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To: Brown Deer

Two others insulting me without any provocation is appropriate on a religion thread? And I am the one that gets the comment?

You too hold examine the log in your own eye.


478 posted on 02/13/2013 3:58:42 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Brown Deer

Two others insulting me without any provocation is appropriate on a religion thread? And I am the one that gets the comment?

You too should examine the log in your own eye.


479 posted on 02/13/2013 3:59:03 AM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Cronos

The way he approached the original Lutheran/Catholic talks, the disappointment with the destruction of the JDDF document by Vatican appendix, and then the recent decision to talk to the more conservative synods while acknowledging that would make some things more difficult.

That and if you read some of his books, he cites Lutheran theologians more frequently that any Catholic writer, let alone Pope, has before. He seems to have an appreciation of the concerns of orthodox Lutherans that is different that most. For one thing, he has in the past made an effort to understand what we truly believe, as opposed to the various black legends in most Catholic apologetics.


480 posted on 02/13/2013 4:19:49 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
thanks for that -- no, I've not noticed that they were specifically Lutheran theologians.

For one thing, he has in the past made an effort to understand what we truly believe, as opposed to the various black legends in most Catholic apologetics. -- aye and that's a legend for us all -- we think we know what someone else believes and then scold them for that!

481 posted on 02/13/2013 5:56:33 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Vermont Lt
And I am the one that gets the comment?

Did they use filthy profanity?

You too should examine the log in your own eye.

Really? How so?
482 posted on 02/13/2013 8:23:01 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: TomasUSMC

“...sometimes you have to have faith in your side, and you hold the position till you die...”

I hear you loud and clear, brother. Either way, I’m hoping he’s OK. He’s one of the Good Guys. It is a stunning development and not one I’d have ever expected.


483 posted on 02/13/2013 8:46:04 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Brown Deer

You win. I was wrong.

Please forgive me.

I hate people like you.


484 posted on 02/13/2013 12:23:20 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?)
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To: Vermont Lt

lol


485 posted on 02/13/2013 5:44:24 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Vermont Lt; Brown Deer; MacMattico
Vermont: Thats what used to get all of the Soviet leaders too...that “ill health.”

and then vermont: I was not making fun, nor was I being disrespectful.

Well, Vermont, a wiser choice of words would have been better instead of a sentence attempting to compare him to a Soviet leader...so, yes, your statement was a provocation.

Have you never heard of anyone besides Soviet leaders resigning due to ill health?

486 posted on 02/13/2013 10:43:13 PM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

and you as well....sorry for the delayed response I dont get in as often as I’d like!


487 posted on 02/24/2013 9:32:28 PM PST by SoCalTransplant (Wake me when we get to the part where we alter or abolish it.)
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