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Why Social Conservatives Will Miss Pope Benedict

Anonymous1161 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:40 AM
The Holy Spirit has chosen the new pope and yes, he will be a orthodox traditional Catholic pope.
RufusTFirefly Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:27 PM
Wow .. you have a direct line huh?? What else does the Holy Spirit tell you about the future??
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:46 PM

He's right, aintnobody.

I also have a direct line to the Holy Spirit; every believer in the teachings of the apostles has it. Is this news to ewe?

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...