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How Not To Appraise A Pope

Beethovens10th Wrote: Mar 12, 2013 4:58 PM
Since when does not being of this world mean not affecting it? We are called to be salt and light TO the world. Saving perishing sinners as we can. Doing spiritual exploits. Conquering strongholds. In this world.

Church-state separation never seems more a reality in America than when the media begin to appraise both the qualifications for a new pope and the challenges he -- whoever "he" turns out to be -- must face.

The idea arises quickly on these occasions that the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church are choosing a chief executive like the president of General Mills or, for that matter, the president of the United States.

Thus what we need (it seems) is a genial man with obvious people skills. A spiritual Bill Clinton? We may or may not need a European. It...

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