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Why Social Conservatives Will Miss Pope Benedict

dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 2:00 AM
Matthew speaks of Peter (Rock) Jesus Christ and the keys of the kingdom of heaven. . . . Which apparently are found in your Bible. How is your boss, El Diablo?

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...