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Why Social Conservatives Will Miss Pope Benedict

rgama Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 7:39 AM
or maybe.... he is related to Sarah Palin!
americathebeautiful Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 10:45 AM
AND demented rrrrrgama......just WHAT is the problem with anyone being related to Sarah Palin.....HUH moron?

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...