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Why Social Conservatives Will Miss Pope Benedict

anderson659 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 3:09 AM
zap asks: Uh, who's lying?" ----------------------------------- Uh, gross generalizations do NOT mean the pope or anyone else above him knew or assisted in this mess. Not only that the total crimes committed by priests amounted to less than 1% of the priesthood, Uh Zap, I think the poster last night described you as "can't fix stupid" Elegant description

The resignation of Pope Benedict comes as a surprise.  Now all eyes will turn to the College of Cardinals, which will elect his successor by Easter (this year, near the end of March).

Although I am not a Catholic, the news of the resignation was profoundly disheartening to me.  Notwithstanding its flaws (or, more properly, some profoundly flawed leaders), the Catholic Church has been stalwart in standing as a bastion for eternal truths, even when they are not popular.

Here is just one example of why social conservatives will dearly miss Pope Benedict.  In written responses to questions...