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Why Social Conservatives Will Miss Pope Benedict

dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 7:52 PM
Rich D. wants to divert attetion. Hneeds a change of subject because he's stumped. He never answered the question I ask him now; About the keys to the kingdom of heaven given by Christ to Peter and all his successors. How could he answer that question? He never was asked that, and--he doesn't know any answer. He'll presently disappear for a time; until the heat's off him.
Rich D. Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 4:46 PM
Fool and bully! - I answered it for you before, and will not again.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 7:56 PM

Theree he goes, lying. It's a lie that you anwered that in the past. You refuse today because --surpise! You haven't a clue why Peter received those KEYS. It doesn't please you at all; your deficient faith has no inkling.

SO-- Then call me names like an exhausted OAF and run away!

Rich D. Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 11:30 PM
OK, if you insist (I don't know why), I will call you an exhausted OAF.

You are an exhausted OAF.

Happy now?
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 3:23 AM

So clever!

I do, insist you come away from the devil. I even pray for you to be delivered someday.

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...