Detroit cardinals weigh in on Pope Benedict XVI's successor

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The Catholic

Birmingham, MI

#1 Feb 24, 2013
No, no american cardianal as pope, not because I hate america but because there are too many stu-pid people in this country. If an american becomes pope you will see a bunch of liars looking for fame and coming out on the media to say they were sexually abused by the new pope, some 40 or 30 years ago. You know what I mean. The church does not need to be the victim of a failing society.
First Give power back to men and build strong families before getting into serious businesses such as having an american Pope.
I prefer an african as Pope.
The Catholic

Birmingham, MI

#2 Feb 24, 2013
No, no american cardinal as pope, not because I hate america but because there are too many stu-pid people in this country. If an american becomes pope you will see a bunch of liars looking for fame and coming out in the media to say they were sexually abused by the new pope, some 40 or 30 years ago. You know what I mean. The church does not need to be the victim of a failing society.
First Give power back to men and build strong families before getting into serious businesses such as having an american Pope. It is a serious business, involving the lives of more than 1 billion people all over six continents.
I prefer an african as Pope.
Josh

Buffalo, NY

#3 Feb 24, 2013
Like they say,
"Abstinence makes the Church grow fondlers."
The sexual scandals extend all the way to the Vatican. This is the culture of the Catholic church today.
The catholic

Birmingham, MI

#4 Feb 24, 2013
Josh wrote:
Like they say,
"Abstinence makes the Church grow fondlers."
The sexual scandals extend all the way to the Vatican. This is the culture of the Catholic church today.
With a pro-gay president, no- one wants another high authority who could be soft on this issue.
Tiny

Buffalo, NY

#5 Feb 25, 2013
The catholic wrote:
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With a pro-gay president, no- one wants another high authority who could be soft on this issue.
Your position is something we can all get behind.
The catholic

Birmingham, MI

#6 Feb 27, 2013
Tiny wrote:
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Your position is something we can all get behind.
I will vote for republicans in 2016.
God and the repulicans save this country from the total collapse of family values.
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#7 Feb 27, 2013
The catholic wrote:
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I will vote for republicans in 2016.
God and the repulicans save this country from the total collapse of family values.
'Thou shalt not covet' is a commandment.

If you've broken that commandment then you are in no position to lecture on any of the other values espoused in the bible.

Since: Mar 12

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#8 Feb 27, 2013
The Catholic church is obsolete so is the pope. More people are leaving the church everyday. The only priests they can find these days to take the job are pedophiles and gays. Now that people are learning the truth that man created GOD to control them, there's little future for the Vatican.
They Took r Jobs

Hamilton, Canada

#9 Feb 27, 2013
The catholic wrote:
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I will vote for republicans in 2016.
God and the repulicans save this country from the total collapse of family values.
Does " family values " include woman shelters?. You know, domestic abuse.
The catholic

Birmingham, MI

#10 Feb 27, 2013
snapcracklepop wrote:
The Catholic church is obsolete so is the pope. More people are leaving the church everyday. The only priests they can find these days to take the job are pedophiles and gays. Now that people are learning the truth that man created GOD to control them, there's little future for the Vatican.
The Church is the refuge for hundreds of millions of people accross south and Central Asia, Africa, south and Central America, many parts of Europe and North America,it can hence not be seen as obsolete.
What is truth though is any liberal is obsolete because he/she doesn't get it.A Liberal just loves turning things upsideown, not understanding that strong family values will make this country stronger.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#11 Feb 28, 2013
The catholic wrote:
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The Church is the refuge for hundreds of millions of people accross south and Central Asia, Africa, south and Central America, many parts of Europe and North America,it can hence not be seen as obsolete.
What is truth though is any liberal is obsolete because he/she doesn't get it.A Liberal just loves turning things upsideown, not understanding that strong family values will make this country stronger.
America was founded by liberals, majority of Americans are liberals

just saying...
Fr Jack

Buffalo, NY

#12 Feb 28, 2013
Who gets the Pope's ring when they smash it with the silver hammer?
Comet Earth

Detroit, MI

#14 Feb 28, 2013
snapcracklepop wrote:
<quoted text>
America was founded by liberals, majority of Americans are liberals
just saying...
Not true.
Pete

Livonia, MI

#15 Feb 28, 2013
"There were also moments when there were stormy waters and headwinds... as if God was sleeping," the pope said in an apparent reference to the multiple scandals that have plagued his reign."

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