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Habemus Papam

Bill1895 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 3:23 PM
I wonder if the financially well off 'Catholic' Organizations such as Notre Dame, Geogretown, the Knights of Columbus might rethink about their Catholic Priniciples and if annual million dollar salaries for their employees are what Christ wants.
John6729 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 5:14 PM
Those institutions, while Catholic based, are not the "church." I am not a Roman Catholic. I find it so interesting when people somehow suggest that Catholics or Christians can't be rich (Read the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25). God is the one who bestows people with their abilities, whether athletic, intellecual or other and expects us to use those gifts to further the Great Commission, which each of the organizations does in their own way. Money is not the root of all evil: the love of money is.

We have a Pope -- or, at least, the Catholic Church does.  It's the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, who has taken the name Francis I.  He is the first Jesuit to become Pope, and a doctrinal conservative.  He sounds good, based on this profile from the AP:

Catholics are still buzzing over his speech last year accusing fellow church officials of hypocrisy for forgetting that Jesus Christ bathed lepers and ate with prostitutes.

“In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don’t baptize the children of single mothers because they weren’t conceived in the sanctity of...