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Habemus Papam: Pope Francis I Ascends the Throne of Peter

Troy103 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 6:09 PM
For far too long, and far too often much has been made about the man and the position we've come to know as the Pope. I was raised Catholic (much to my loss I might add) and never could figure out why we needed a Pope. I surely hope it wasn't because we were to aspire to him. This guy is held out as a "holy" man. Really? What makes him any more "holy" or "righteous" than ANY Regular Joe/Jane whose been born again? Answer: NOTHING!
dreadnaught/13 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 7:09 PM

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_,l,, Vaporise this, Thought Police ,,l,_ Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 6:22 PM
I'm not a Catholic, but the way I understand it, there's something called "Corporatism" in the Catholic Church, which means it is divided into progressively larger and larger bodies of interest, sort of like concentric circles. You start in the smallest circle with, say, your priest or whatever the lowest level is. You have a problem? You can ask him what he can do about it. If he isn't able to help you, then the two of you petition up to the next level, and so on and so forth. Eventually, if this is a really, really difficult problem, you can petition all the way up to the Pope, and if there is a way on earth that SOMEONE can straighten out your problem, the Pope will try to figure it out.
Anyway, at least in theory, I think that's
Dregs_are_Commies Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 6:12 PM
Do you look to the hussein the same way?
Carlos7 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 6:12 PM
Dread Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 6:17 PM

The white smoke and ringing bells announced to the world that the cardinal electors had chosen a new pope, and about an hour later, Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio took St. Peter's balcony as Pope Francis I. He has the distinction of being the first pope from the Americas, as he is an Argentinian of Italian descent. He formerly served as the head of the Jesuit order, as well as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, and is currently 75 years old. Pope John Paul II named him a cardinal. He is said to be known for his humility and devotion to simplicity, which...