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Pope Francis, The Choice (Time person of the year!)
Time ^ | Nancy Gibbs

Posted on 12/11/2013 6:31:03 AM PST by Morgana

Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was taken away because he wore it. Here endeth the lesson.

How do you practice humility from the most exalted throne on earth? Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly—young and old, faithful and cynical—as has Pope Francis. In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of women, the nature of marriage, the temptations of power.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 2013review; 3rdthread; braking; catholic; francis; manoftheyear; personoftheyear; pope; popefrancis; time
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Pope Francis and NOT Obozo!
1 posted on 12/11/2013 6:31:03 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Frankly I thought they were going to go with Ed Snowden.
Few have had a bigger impact on the news cycle.


2 posted on 12/11/2013 6:39:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NYer; Salvation; Tax-chick; Chode

I’m lovin’ it ping!!


3 posted on 12/11/2013 6:39:34 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

He made the list.


4 posted on 12/11/2013 6:40:06 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

My choice would have been Ted Cruz.

But the Pope is a newsmaker, that’s for sure.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 6:40:28 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Morgana

Why am I not surprised? A Pope who downplays morality and repentance, who makes silly statements like ‘Just say no to war!’ and who attacks free markets and argues for one world government to impose economic equality...yep, he sounds like someone Time would approve of!


6 posted on 12/11/2013 6:40:51 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: Mr Rogers

You know not what you speak of.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 6:43:19 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ted Cruz is my choice for Prez. I sure hope he makes it to the general election.


8 posted on 12/11/2013 6:44:19 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Mr Rogers
Why am I not surprised? A Pope who downplays morality and repentance, who makes silly statements like ‘Just say no to war!’ and who attacks free markets and argues for one world government to impose economic equality...yep, he sounds like someone Time would approve of!

Now you've done it. How dare you? Do you really think Time Magazine would actually pick someone because they mirror and promote leftist views? And for those who might not know...../s

9 posted on 12/11/2013 6:45:35 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Morgana

Followed by:

Edward Snowden
Edith Windsor
Bashar Al-Assad
Ted Cruz


10 posted on 12/11/2013 6:47:31 AM PST by deport
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To: Morgana

That’s just because they still think Pope Francis is pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage.


11 posted on 12/11/2013 6:52:15 AM PST by golas1964
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To: Morgana

“Ted Cruz is my choice for Prez. I sure hope he makes it to the general election.”

Ted Cruz was born in Canada. Therefore, he is not a natural born U.S. citizen. Therefore, he is not eligible for the Presidency. We need to find someone else. Cruz will make an excellent cabinet appointment though.


12 posted on 12/11/2013 6:55:47 AM PST by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: golas1964

Yes. A liberal “friend” of mine was going on recently about how wonderfully tolerant the Pope is etc. I had to leave the room.


13 posted on 12/11/2013 6:56:06 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Mr Rogers

“who makes silly statements like ‘Just say no to war”.

You mean like every other Pope who has ever lived?

And when has Francis ever “downplayed morality and repentance”? Inquiring minds want to know.


14 posted on 12/11/2013 7:00:18 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: joseph20

“Ted Cruz was born in Canada”

“Obama was born in ________” well not in the United States.


15 posted on 12/11/2013 7:01:49 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Oh no, not a Pope who says no to war, I bet it makes you long for the day when Popes not only supported war, but waged it.

Next thing you know he will denounce capital punishment


16 posted on 12/11/2013 7:02:17 AM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Time for Hitler to find out he did not get Person of the Year!!!


17 posted on 12/11/2013 7:03:18 AM PST by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: joseph20

There have been threads too numerous to count on the subject of natural born citizenship, and whether Obama is one, etc.

Cruz had an American citizen mother, so he was born an American citizen.

As with any other issue, if Cruz runs, someone would have to file a lawsuit to try to block him. Many seem to think that if a court ever ruled, it would be to rule that Cruz is eligible to run for President.

I understand what you are saying, but, there doesn’t seem to be any clear legal consensus on what natural born citizen really means. During the primary season last time, some even questioned Rick Santorum’s eligibility, because his father was not an American citizen at the time of Rick’s birth.

It’s clear that an Arnold Schwarzenegger is not a natural born citizen, but not at all clear in the case of a Ted Cruz.


18 posted on 12/11/2013 7:04:49 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I was hoping they would. If they cared about newsworthiness, they would’ve. But they care far more about celebrating and popularizing the biggest boon to leftism on the world stage to appear since Obama, the new, extremely liberal Pope.


19 posted on 12/11/2013 7:08:36 AM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Mr Rogers
Francis started off by decrying wealth within the clergy -- good. Then he started denigrating that the Church maintains art and artifacts -- wellll, I guess it must be that Jesuit simplicity. Fine I guess. Then he started badmouthing traditionalists -- uh-ho, but maybe he's just being misinterpreted. Then he made some passing comments seemingly against capitalism -- I HOPE he is being misinterpreted. Then there was that ridiculous "world yout day" in Rio, with thousands of girls in bikinis prancing in the surf during the million-person mass -- poorly executed event...Maybe not his fault...? Then a veritable avalanche of comments and interviews pissing on traditionalists, promoting this hippie-ish "do whatever you feeeeel is the right thing," and soft-pedaling on things like gay lifestyle -- again, we were stridently reassured that its ALL misinterpretations. Then that horrible document calling for governmental redistribution of wealth and an end to capitalism -- yet again, angrily told THATS NOT WHAT HE MEANT. Now Time magazine fawns over him, and I'm supposed to be happy? If the left is so happy with him. He's wrong. Simple as that.

I tried to stay optimistic about the pope, but I came to the point when I had to admit he's a complete disaster -- especially after Benedict, who was such a good pope.

At this point all I can do is try to glean amusement from the contortions some put themselves through in order to justify his ramblings and correct all these "misinterpretations." That, and start looking up PiusX chapels in my area.

20 posted on 12/11/2013 7:08:57 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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