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Much Hope in Pope

sbemis Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 8:49 AM
Do you really believe that that evil brain twisted man whose god was graceless -John Calvin,is in Heaven? Martin luther"s prouably in a basement somewhere up there asheamed of the part he played in helping to lay the groundwork for HITLER('THE ONLY GOSPEL THE JEW DESERVES''HE WROTE''COMES FROM THE BEHIND OF A DONKIE").JOHN wESLEY -PERHAPS THE ONLY ONE WHO REALLY BELIEVED IN GRACE-would prouably be smiling.
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 6:15 PM

You mean their BS is where our US Constitution got a boost?

Oppressive practices in the Catholic Church meant carrying our cross for Christ; when the world hated us. Your mighty Constitution is the wisdom of men. Know what God says about men's wisdom? It's folly.

That's all. Today abortion is a crime the Constitution upholds. Where's the justice?

dwhite892 Wrote: Mar 16, 2013 9:19 AM
These men with all their faults made the Catholic church change their oppressive practices like not allowing non clergy to read the Bible. Our Constitution would never have been written without their ideas as a foundation.

Rome -- "May God forgive you." That's Cardinal Timothy Dolan's translation of a joke that Pope Francis told the College of Cardinals a day after being elected the 267th pontiff.

Having watched the prayerful mien of some of the cardinals going into the papal conclave that would elect Argentinean Jorge Mario Bergoglio pope, I have reason to believe that God had something to do with Papa Francisco, as the Romans call their bishop.

Others, of course, see it otherwise.

"I don't think he's what we need right now in the Catholic Church," Madeline Cuomo, the sister of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told Crain's...