Pope Ratzinger retires

  • thatirishbast...

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    Feb 11, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/pope-resigns-saying-no-longer-strength-fulfill-ministry-112923467.html

    As an agnostic, his costumes make me giggle, as a bisexual, his conservatism makes me ill, as someone who was raised Irish Catholic, I know what a huge freaking deal this is. The Holy Father hasn't retired voluntarily since the Middle Ages.

    Anyone reckon we can hope for a more liberal, more open-minded Pope?
  • thatirishbast...

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    Feb 11, 2013 2:21 PM GMT
    Well, strike what I said before.

    Since the Pope is retiring, he gets to hand pick the College of Cardinals from whom his successor will be chosen, as as you can imagine they're all as orthodox and conservative and old as you can imagine.

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    Feb 11, 2013 4:26 PM GMT
    Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York will replace him?
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    Feb 11, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    Peter Turkson of Ghana is the favored successor.
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    Feb 11, 2013 4:39 PM GMT
    I remember reading a comment on the HuffPost on this article and the person brought up a good point. They said that considering that a very large portion of practicing Catholics are Hispanic/Latinos wouldn't it be a good move if they nominated a Hispanic cardinal?
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    Feb 11, 2013 4:44 PM GMT
    MashogaNubianPrince saidI remember reading a comment on the HuffPost on this article and the person brought up a good point. They said that considering that a very large portion of practicing Catholics are Hispanic/Latinos wouldn't it be a good move if they nominated a Hispanic cardinal?
    A significant portion of practicing Catholics are LGBT actually, but I seriously doubt they'll nominate an openly gay cardinal, let alone endorse marriage equality.
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    Feb 11, 2013 6:24 PM GMT
    lagwm saidArchbishop Timothy Dolan of New York will replace him?


    I had heard speculation about that too.

    Too bad he spearheads the anti-LGBT efforts by the Church here in the States.
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    Feb 11, 2013 6:45 PM GMT
    lagwm said
    MashogaNubianPrince saidI remember reading a comment on the HuffPost on this article and the person brought up a good point. They said that considering that a very large portion of practicing Catholics are Hispanic/Latinos wouldn't it be a good move if they nominated a Hispanic cardinal?
    A significant portion of practicing Catholics are LGBT actually, but I seriously doubt they'll nominate an openly gay cardinal, let alone endorse marriage equality.


    I don't doubt there's many gay Catholics but they don't make up like 70% percent of the practicing Catholic base like Latinos do. They should have a leadership that reflects who the primary base is. It's like if an Irishman was picked as Dalhi Llama. It just wouldn't be right and out of place.
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    Feb 11, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    MashogaNubianPrince said
    lagwm said
    MashogaNubianPrince saidI remember reading a comment on the HuffPost on this article and the person brought up a good point. They said that considering that a very large portion of practicing Catholics are Hispanic/Latinos wouldn't it be a good move if they nominated a Hispanic cardinal?
    A significant portion of practicing Catholics are LGBT actually, but I seriously doubt they'll nominate an openly gay cardinal, let alone endorse marriage equality.


    I don't doubt there's many gay Catholics but they don't make up like 70% percent of the practicing Catholic base like Latinos do. They should have a leadership that reflects who the primary base is. It's like if an Irishman was picked as Dalhi Llama. It just wouldn't be right and out of place.


    well, I dont know about "70%" of the Catholic church being Latinos. I'd sat it's more likely 40% latino.... 25% European.. 12% Asian.. and about 15-16% Africa.
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    Feb 11, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
    Catholics are 70% Latino? Lol.

    The Dalai Lama is picked? Lol.
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    Feb 11, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    Import said
    MashogaNubianPrince said
    lagwm said
    MashogaNubianPrince saidI remember reading a comment on the HuffPost on this article and the person brought up a good point. They said that considering that a very large portion of practicing Catholics are Hispanic/Latinos wouldn't it be a good move if they nominated a Hispanic cardinal?
    A significant portion of practicing Catholics are LGBT actually, but I seriously doubt they'll nominate an openly gay cardinal, let alone endorse marriage equality.


    I don't doubt there's many gay Catholics but they don't make up like 70% percent of the practicing Catholic base like Latinos do. They should have a leadership that reflects who the primary base is. It's like if an Irishman was picked as Dalhi Llama. It just wouldn't be right and out of place.


    well, I dont know about "70%" of the Catholic church being Latinos. I'd sat it's more likely 40% latino.... 25% European.. 12% Asian.. and about 15-16% Africa.


    I'd place it more accurately (if we're talking practicing and committed Catholics) around 50% percent Latino, 20% European, 5% Asian and 25% African
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    Feb 11, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    thatirishbastard saidhttp://news.yahoo.com/pope-resigns-saying-no-longer-strength-fulfill-ministry-112923467.html

    As an agnostic, his costumes make me giggle, as a bisexual, his conservatism makes me ill, as someone who was raised Irish Catholic, I know what a huge freaking deal this is. The Holy Father hasn't retired voluntarily since the Middle Ages.

    Anyone reckon we can hope for a more liberal, more open-minded Pope?
    The next one won't be liberal, that's pretty much guaranteed.
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    Feb 11, 2013 8:29 PM GMT
    MashogaNubianPrince said
    Import said
    MashogaNubianPrince said
    lagwm said
    MashogaNubianPrince saidI remember reading a comment on the HuffPost on this article and the person brought up a good point. They said that considering that a very large portion of practicing Catholics are Hispanic/Latinos wouldn't it be a good move if they nominated a Hispanic cardinal?
    A significant portion of practicing Catholics are LGBT actually, but I seriously doubt they'll nominate an openly gay cardinal, let alone endorse marriage equality.


    I don't doubt there's many gay Catholics but they don't make up like 70% percent of the practicing Catholic base like Latinos do. They should have a leadership that reflects who the primary base is. It's like if an Irishman was picked as Dalhi Llama. It just wouldn't be right and out of place.


    well, I dont know about "70%" of the Catholic church being Latinos. I'd sat it's more likely 40% latino.... 25% European.. 12% Asian.. and about 15-16% Africa.


    I'd place it more accurately (if we're talking practicing and committed Catholics) around 50% percent Latino, 20% European, 5% Asian and 25% African


    Again you're off by about half a billion people, and I'm not sure why you're here, since you made it clear that you don't like associating with bisexuals and now your posting on a topic started by one.
  • metta

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    Feb 11, 2013 9:46 PM GMT
    Scalia and Thomas...take a lesson!

    Do you think if we send retirement cards to Scalia and Thomas that they might get the hint? I we could get millions of people to do it....
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    Feb 11, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    choose from among the following:

    Archbishop Angelo Scola
    Cardinal Marc Ouellet
    Cardinal Leonardo Sandri
    Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi
    Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco
    Cardinal Peter Turkson
    Cardinal Odilo Scherer

    there r some moderates on my list; there r also Latin Americans; there's an African; and a North American.

    while Cardinal Timothy Dolan's popular with il Vaticano, he's only worn the red 4 a yr or so. count him out.

    my choice? hmmm, Their Eminences Scherer, Scola, and Ravisi in that order. of the 3, Archbishop Scola has the pole position.
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    Feb 11, 2013 10:40 PM GMT
    notadumbjock saidchose from among the following:

    Archbishop Angelo Scola
    Cardinal Marc Ouellet
    Cardinal Leonardo Sandri
    Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi
    Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco
    Cardinal Peter Turkson
    Cardinal Odilo Scherer

    there r some moderates on my list; there r also Latin Americans; there's an African; and a North American.

    while Cardinal Timothy Dolan's popular with il Vaticano, he's only worn the red 4 a yr or so. count him out.

    my choice? hmmm, Their Eminences Scherer, Scola, and Ravisi in that order. of the 3, Archbishop Scola has the pole position.


    LOL... I can't care enough to have a preference. Even with a Canadian on the short list.icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 11, 2013 10:41 PM GMT
    the Canadian's among the most conservative on my list.
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    Feb 11, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
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    thatirishbastard said
    MashogaNubianPrince said
    Import said
    MashogaNubianPrince said
    lagwm said
    MashogaNubianPrince saidI remember reading a comment on the HuffPost on this article and the person brought up a good point. They said that considering that a very large portion of practicing Catholics are Hispanic/Latinos wouldn't it be a good move if they nominated a Hispanic cardinal?
    A significant portion of practicing Catholics are LGBT actually, but I seriously doubt they'll nominate an openly gay cardinal, let alone endorse marriage equality.


    I don't doubt there's many gay Catholics but they don't make up like 70% percent of the practicing Catholic base like Latinos do. They should have a leadership that reflects who the primary base is. It's like if an Irishman was picked as Dalhi Llama. It just wouldn't be right and out of place.


    well, I dont know about "70%" of the Catholic church being Latinos. I'd sat it's more likely 40% latino.... 25% European.. 12% Asian.. and about 15-16% Africa.


    I'd place it more accurately (if we're talking practicing and committed Catholics) around 50% percent Latino, 20% European, 5% Asian and 25% African


    Again you're off by about half a billion people, and I'm not sure why you're here, since you made it clear that you don't like associating with bisexuals and now your posting on a topic started by one.


    Why do you have to keep bringing up old stuff?
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    Feb 11, 2013 11:19 PM GMT
    POPE RESIGNS! Gangnam Style Prophecy Fulfilled!

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    Feb 11, 2013 11:43 PM GMT
    RadRTT said308012_10151403676246738_1211547888_n.jp

    OMG that's funny.
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    Feb 11, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    Pope'n ain't easy.
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    Feb 12, 2013 12:56 AM GMT


    Why do you have to keep bringing up old stuff?


    Because saying you don't want to be around 'my kind' is not something I'm going to easily forget. You've burned your bridges with the RJ bis. Get over it.
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    Feb 12, 2013 1:06 AM GMT
    thatirishbastard said


    Why do you have to keep bringing up old stuff?


    Because saying you don't want to be around 'my kind' is not something I'm going to easily forget. You've burned your bridges with the RJ bis. Get over it.


    People have memories. icon_lol.gif

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    Feb 12, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    I was thinking from that job he must get very good retirement benefits so out of curiosity I googled him and found this...

    http://thefw.com/things-the-pope-can-do-now/

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