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Pope Benedict XVI Still
Unnerves the Media

American Thinker, by Jack Cashill

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Posted By:magnante, 2/12/2013 8:16:46 AM

True to form, CNN, Reuters, and other media outlets used the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI´s retirement to dwell on ancient sex scandals, opposition to gay marriage, and a host of other things the media have never liked about a Pope who would not hew to whatever worldview the chattering classes embraced at the moment "As a Catholic, I´m not buying this," tweeted hysterical chatterer, Piers Morgan, a "modern world" Catholic

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: DARling, 2/12/2013 8:40:14 AM     (No. 9171621)

No one should have been as crippled and ill as Pope John Paul II was before he "left" his post by his death. If the current Pope is unable to carry out his duties, it is right that he should step aside. I am betting he thought he was too ill to deliver the upcoming Easter message.

I am not Catholic, but I pray that a strong defender of their faith will be chosen, not a "historical" choice like a black or Latin-American. Unless those choices happen to embrace traditional church teachings.

As our faith gets watered down, church attendance dwindles, no matter what your particular religion is. If nothing is considered sinful anymore than what point is there in having a conscience? Or is that why a lot of younger people raised in secular homes don´t seem to have a conscience in the first place?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 2/12/2013 8:48:48 AM     (No. 9171641)

I watched some MSM´er intereview Timothy Dolan last night and he actually asked the question whether a new Pope would change the church´s position on abortion, gay marriage and female priests.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rather Read, 2/12/2013 9:00:00 AM     (No. 9171663)

The MSM bows before the trinity of abortion, gay marriage and women priests. The Catholic church will not cave on these beliefs. Therefore according to Pope MSM, the church is filled with infidels and must be destroyed. That´s their story and they´re sticking to it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/12/2013 9:23:08 AM     (No. 9171711)

I suspect the French animosity toward Cardinal Ratzinger had more to do with the fact that he is German than Ratzinger´s position on issues. Though they have been at peace for sixty five years, the thousand year mutual hatred between the two countries persists below the surface. Then again, France, once the most Catholic of countries, is now one of the most secular, and socialist to boot. It may be that their opposition to B16 may be just a reflection of their general disdain for religion.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/12/2013 9:31:44 AM     (No. 9171731)

From what I have read so far on the internet, there are two Italians and a French Canadian in the running for Pope. One of the Italians, whose name escapes me at the moment, is thought to be the favorite choice of the current Pope. None of them is black.

I think the media wants a black choice for Pope simply because it would make their guy Obama look better. The College of Cardinals should not cave to social pressure on this very important selection.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: columba, 2/12/2013 1:11:57 PM     (No. 9172294)

An old saying goes: "He who enters the Conclave as Pope exits the Conclave as a Cardinal."
The election of a Pope is inspired by God himself and its results are almost always what we do not expect.

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