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What's in a Name? A Lot When a Pope Chooses it

adrianvance Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 11:14 AM
This man has a deep furrow to cut given all the skunks that have been in that church for a long, long time. Come see us at The Two Minute Conservative, and when you speak ladies will swoon and liberal gentlemen will weep.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 3:54 PM

Thank you adrianbigot;

We welcome your open scorn. Jesus had to carry a cross, and we should too.

ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 7:30 PM
The two are not necessarily mutually exclusive... I suspect that the previous Pope Benedict sensed that some sustained vigor was needed and he didn't care for the idea of the rocking chair getting the earthly person who was in the best spot to oversee it. If this new Pope Francis starts paying visits to some of the most outrageous congregations and tells them to get it straight or get kicked out... the entire Roman church will take notice. We have yet to see, he is still very new.

Habemus Papam! We have a pope! That was the word, or rather the words, from St. Peter's Basilica on Wednesday, and it wasn't just a worldwide church that had awaited the news, but the world itself. And the news was good, as in the Good News. For suddenly the air in Rome and far beyond seemed filled with a hope that was almost palpable.

Habemus Papam! Even as the white smoke was still drifting, spirits were lifting. And then the name that the new pope had chosen for himself was announced: Francis. As in Francis of Assisi, saint and exemplar. A...

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