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Why Social Conservatives Will Miss Pope Benedict

HerbShriner Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 11:57 AM
The media is trying to take credit for the Pope's resignation over a movie or television program exposing him and the child abuse scandal. If it is so easy to get rid of someone in this manner why don’t they put Obozo on “Here is Your Life?” What the Catholic Church needs in the next Pope is a good Italian who isn’t afraid of Obozo and one that has all the right connections to have Obozo sweating
RufusTFirefly Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 12:25 PM
Truth is he should have reacted to the abuse scandal much more strongly than he did. Pinning this on the media is just more right-wing whining.
anderson659 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 2:44 PM

You have no clue, evidently parroting third hand bigotry is sll you have

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...