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The Pope Is Resigning
Posted: 11 February 2013 04:23 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Pope Benedict is getting out of the pope business. What gives?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/11/world/europe/pope-benedict-resignation/

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Posted: 11 February 2013 05:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hmm, Alzheimer’s, guilt over hiding pedophiles all these years, let his Latin lapse, pressure from the cardinals who want a younger, more revelant pope, tired of wearing those funny looking hats, wants to retire to the south of France and gamble, who knows? He was the first to quit in 600 years though so I guess that’s significant. It’ll send a ripple through the ranks of the faithful and the souvenir stands near the Vatican will reap the rewards of a new pope, more guilded crosses, more virgin Mary lawn figurines, more frozen holy water(Popesickles), other than that… . Hey, I hear the Anglicans have a new guy too.


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Posted: 11 February 2013 07:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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mid atlantic - 11 February 2013 04:23 AM

Pope Benedict is getting out of the pope business. What gives?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/11/world/europe/pope-benedict-resignation/

It won’t make a blind bit of difference.  New Pope, old clothes, same ideas.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hmm, the pope says he “recognizes his incapacity.” Why doesn’t he just pray to get his capacity back? I often wonder about this when I see a church under construction. Why not just pray to God to fix it instead of hiring expensive construction company? But I was never good at theology, so no wonder I don’t get it.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Maybe he’s just too pooped to Pope.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Until proved otherwise, I will suspect a new and more devastating scandalous allegation involving the pope and/or church.  tongue laugh It’s not like there haven’t been a…. few!

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Posted: 11 February 2013 05:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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How’s the RCC’s finances, I wonder?  I know there’s been various scandals over the years about what they’ve been doing with their money (investing in pharmaceutical companies who’s profits primarily come from birth control, laundering money for the mafia, investing in sub-prime mortgages, etc.), and its been rumored that the Church’s cash is running low (but that could simply be because they’re hiding it so they don’t have to pay it out to the molestation victims).  Could it be they’re looking for a new Pope because they need someone with financial acumen at the helm?  Or that they think replacing the current Pope with one who has a more charismatic personality will improve their cash flow?

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Posted: 11 February 2013 08:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Looks like God’s sending them a message!

Lightning struck the St. Peter’s Basilica Monday, hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign as leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics on February 28. In this photo taken by Filippo Monteforte, the St. Peter’s iconic dome received a direct hit from lightning during stormy weather.

When he became pope at age 78, Benedict XVI was already the oldest pontiff elected in nearly 300 years. He’s now 85, and in recent years he has slowed down significantly, cutting back his foreign travel and limiting his audiences.

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Posted: 11 February 2013 09:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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New Pope, old clothes, same ideas.

Yep…same cart, new driver!

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Posted: 12 February 2013 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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New Pope, old clothes, same ideas.

Yep…same cart, new driver!

He wants to hang in there in an advisory capacity so he can have his hand picked sucessor succeed him. This guy was his closest advisor so no changes, just a younger, fatter pope and the spiritual advisor of over a billion followers. Scary huh?

 

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Posted: 12 February 2013 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Pope retiring ?

How often does that happen?  I thought they just poisoned ‘em, when they were done.

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Posted: 12 February 2013 08:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Coldheart Tucker - 11 February 2013 08:21 PM

Looks like God’s sending them a message!

Lightning struck the St. Peter’s Basilica Monday, hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign as leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics on February 28. In this photo taken by Filippo Monteforte, the St. Peter’s iconic dome received a direct hit from lightning during stormy weather.

When he became pope at age 78, Benedict XVI was already the oldest pontiff elected in nearly 300 years. He’s now 85, and in recent years he has slowed down significantly, cutting back his foreign travel and limiting his audiences.

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Miraculous timing on that one.

Don’t suppose Photoshop had anything to do with it.

Oh yea, i remember it was god’s will, silly me

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Posted: 12 February 2013 09:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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The real reason behind Pope’s resignation:

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Posted: 12 February 2013 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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That’s what you get for taking a job with no retirement plan. shut eye

I have heard that he is still planning on retiring in spite of the Dali Lama callin him a wimp,  mad and Lance Armstrong’s offer to give him advise on “training.”  cool grini

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Posted: 12 February 2013 09:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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How often does that happen?  I thought they just poisoned ‘em, when they were done.

Bet they saved a bundle on the pension plan that way! vampire

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Posted: 13 February 2013 01:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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This was a historic new event.

Is everyone aware that cardinal Ratzinger has a extraordinary past, before becoming Pope?.

And Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who heads the office of Inquisition that Pope John Paul II re-instated back in February of 1991, who also declared Christ not needed.

http://www.remnantofgod.org/ratzinger.htm

The “Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith”, as retained to the present day. The Pope appoints a cardinal to preside over the Congregation, which usually includes ten other cardinals, as well as a prelate and two assistants, all chosen from the Dominican Order. The “Holy Office” also has an international group of consultants, experienced scholars in theology and canon law, who advise it on specific questions.[citation needed]

As head of the Congregation Ratzinger had specifically requested and had access to all incidents of reported sexual misconduct by the clergy around the world. In this capacity he did virtually nothing to stop the continued practices by known child molesters withing the church.

I have a feeling this has something to do with the recent release of the movie “Mia Maxima Culpa”

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