Top contenders to be the next pope

Top contenders to be the next pope

There are 50 comments on the News Times story from Mar 10, 2013, titled Top contenders to be the next pope. In it, News Times reports that:

In this photo taken May 18, 2012 photo Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan, gestures during a press conference in Milan, Italy.

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crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#22 Mar 11, 2013
They make people believe that there's God to help them. That they shouldn't say that God is there to help you when there's none. They use the word " God" to scared people instead of telling them and teach them the right way. Where is he? Why there's killing everywhere? Why other country killed other country? They said we are Children of God? And why are we killing each other? They said God protect us and why are they killing, blowing other countries? Ruin other countries farm? who said there's a Global warming? They cut down the trees, they uses cubic of cubic of tons of water to dig oil from everywhere and of course it need water. of course when the rain comes it floods because people cut down trees . Of course the oceans is high level not because of high tides it's because to many ships, boats, submarines underneath the oceans that's why flods everywhere.
Anonymous

Makati, Philippines

#23 Mar 11, 2013
crystal wrote:
We should change religion in the Philippines. It should not be a Roman Catholic. We've been in Catholic for how many years? I'm not sure how many years. We should change religion in the Philippines because our lives is not improving. Catholic Priest abused or have sex with these innocent kids, impregnated students in a Catholic schools.( I know 5 of them). The Catholic priest has so many women to be feed, they bought them houses, buy all kinds of stuff, gave tons of money from the church people donations . It's not only the in the Philippines but I think are all over the world Catholic Churches. I guess this is all Catholic is all about. Too many men impregnated women, too many mistresses, too many kids being abused who serve in the Church,. What's the use of going to Church, If you want to look or ask help from God, don't look inside the Church, Look God for yourself, pray God to yourself, Talk God for yourself, don't need to trust these bunch of priests in the Catholic whom they only know is Sex. Too many pimps, too many pedophiles, what does the Church do? nothing.
INC men impregnated weak Catholic women for Indoctrination.
INC women invited Catholic men in Pamamahayag,
become preganant presto a new member of INC.

Is this your way of Evangelization?(GEM)

2 Cor 6:14
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?
Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

How about INC Tiwalag actress Jaclyn Jose her daughter Agua Bendita?
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#24 Mar 11, 2013
What are Catholic people? Why parents beat up their kids to learn how to pray. Why do we memorize those prayers? Why can't I do it on my own? Why should I have to memorize those words from the Priests or from the Highest or whoever? They said that if you're a Catholic you shouldn't be drinking, smoking, stealing etc and yet most of or majority of Catholic people are drinking, smoking, alcoholic . They said that you shouldn't covet your neighbors husbands or wives and yet majority of them mostly western countries are having an affair, sex with their friends wives, having an affair in the office, infidelity, too many divorces , men are not man anymore, women are not woman anymore, what is wrong with the world society? They said that you shouldn't killed someone but yet most of the western countries killed their own people or killed other countries people, blow up other countries. Why can't they just sit down and talk hard to hard talk. Why need a gun to explain your frustrations if God really is here? They said do not steal, but why western countries go to other countries and steal other countries land? Why can't just be happy? Why most of western countries they have everything but why are not happy of what they have? They said we came from one generation which is from Africa and why are we so mean to them? We know it wasn't right thing to do, why are we all hypocrate in this world and what did the Church do to correct the probem? if we have God, why is God allowed these things happy? Do we really have God or just making it up? Because if we really have God then why are we fighting? Why are not happy of who we are? What can Church do to solve these problems? Why are we mad at other religion if we think they didn't do anything to other religion? Is there really a God?
nyg

Scarborough, Canada

#25 Mar 11, 2013
The killing is because of greed for resources, plain and simple. Resources needed to run this 'global economy'; people win and more people lose. In the big picture religion has little to do with geopolitics. Historically, the superpowers that mettle in foreign affairs are official Christian (United States, Britain) and atheist (Soviet Union, China).

Blame the superpowers and their policy towards protecting their interests. The US, Russia, China etc. will run over anyone that gets in their way as to what they want.
crystal wrote:
They make people believe that there's God to help them. That they shouldn't say that God is there to help you when there's none. They use the word " God" to scared people instead of telling them and teach them the right way. Where is he? Why there's killing everywhere? Why other country killed other country? They said we are Children of God? And why are we killing each other? They said God protect us and why are they killing, blowing other countries? Ruin other countries farm? who said there's a Global warming? They cut down the trees, they uses cubic of cubic of tons of water to dig oil from everywhere and of course it need water. of course when the rain comes it floods because people cut down trees . Of course the oceans is high level not because of high tides it's because to many ships, boats, submarines underneath the oceans that's why flods everywhere.
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#26 Mar 12, 2013
The Roman Catholic Church is selling churches to pay for damages caused by priests and nuns on sexual assault victims:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/roman-cath ...

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#27 Mar 12, 2013
israelNOTpinas wrote:
<quoted text>
INC men impregnated weak Catholic women for Indoctrination.
INC women invited Catholic men in Pamamahayag,
become preganant presto a new member of INC.
Is this your way of Evangelization?(GEM)
2 Cor 6:14
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?
Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
How about INC Tiwalag actress Jaclyn Jose her daughter Agua Bendita?
Hung Hang,

Do you mean that you and your sisters are my offspring??? In don't think so!!! I don't have low I.Q. offspring!!! Did your mother also claim for such an alibi???

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#28 Mar 12, 2013
crystal wrote:
What are Catholic people? Why parents beat up their kids to learn how to pray. Why do we memorize those prayers? Why can't I do it on my own? Why should I have to memorize those words from the Priests or from the Highest or whoever? They said that if you're a Catholic you shouldn't be drinking, smoking, stealing etc and yet most of or majority of Catholic people are drinking, smoking, alcoholic . They said that you shouldn't covet your neighbors husbands or wives and yet majority of them mostly western countries are having an affair, sex with their friends wives, having an affair in the office, infidelity, too many divorces , men are not man anymore, women are not woman anymore, what is wrong with the world society? They said that you shouldn't killed someone but yet most of the western countries killed their own people or killed other countries people, blow up other countries. Why can't they just sit down and talk hard to hard talk. Why need a gun to explain your frustrations if God really is here? They said do not steal, but why western countries go to other countries and steal other countries land? Why can't just be happy? Why most of western countries they have everything but why are not happy of what they have? They said we came from one generation which is from Africa and why are we so mean to them? We know it wasn't right thing to do, why are we all hypocrate in this world and what did the Church do to correct the probem? if we have God, why is God allowed these things happy? Do we really have God or just making it up? Because if we really have God then why are we fighting? Why are not happy of who we are? What can Church do to solve these problems? Why are we mad at other religion if we think they didn't do anything to other religion? Is there really a God?
Crystal,

Ride on mi Amiga!!! Tirahin mo ang mga sinungaling!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
Ozzy

Hudson, NY

#29 Mar 12, 2013
What ever it takes to make the victims whole.

I dont think you will ever see any decent person, Catholic or other religion, support anyone who does something so horrible such as molestation.

We all know Catholics are not proud of these priests or of the ones who hide it. They deserve punishment.

The deeds of the bad may be a bad reflection of a church but does not reflect on the teachings and beliefs.

The thing about INC, they are good at hiding their misconducts. That is why they demand that issues be handled within the church and not in a court of law. If an INC woman was raped by another INC member, INC would be against her taking it to the police. They would demand that she forgives her rapist and INC may or may not punish within. It is hidden.

It's funny to see INC jump on this opportunity against Catholics when the Catholics tried to take care of things internally. It's no different than what INC does. Complete hypocrisy of INC.

If you ask me, anyone who does wrong should should judged by their peers outside the church, regardless of what church it is.

And let us not forget...INC is founded on the very basis of sexual misconduct by their founder. If Manalo had not been kicked out from SDA for his sexual misconduct, INC never would have been started. It's too bad Manalos sexual appetite could not be kept under control.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#30 Mar 12, 2013
Elias, you're spreading hatred and words of Satan.

Cardinal Tagle is one of the contenders as Pope.

If it's God's will, then will it be.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#31 Mar 12, 2013
Today millions of people of faith are praying for an inspired Vatican election. The retired bishop of Rome-- Pope Emeritus Benedict--is leading us in these prayers from his new life of prayer and solitude. It consoles me to know he is not fretting over who his successor will be. He knows we can rest in trust that even if the cardinals don't find a perfect candidate, because such humans don't exist, or if they choose one whom we wouldn't choose ourselves, in the words of Jesus himself to the apostles, "the gates of hell will not prevail".

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/03/11/loo...
Truthsayer777

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#34 Mar 12, 2013
lol wrote:
Today millions of people of faith are praying for an inspired Vatican election. The retired bishop of Rome-- Pope Emeritus Benedict--is leading us in these prayers from his new life of prayer and solitude. It consoles me to know he is not fretting over who his successor will be. He knows we can rest in trust that even if the cardinals don't find a perfect candidate, because such humans don't exist, or if they choose one whom we wouldn't choose ourselves, in the words of Jesus himself to the apostles, "the gates of hell will not prevail".
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/03/11/loo...
Another day of the RCC stealing the keys to heaven! www.scribd.com/doc/99734260 ...
lol

San Francisco, CA

#35 Mar 12, 2013
"Great season of hope’

The Italian translation drew a rave review from the Vatican Insider website, which described Tagle as a “popular theologian and lecturer” and “highly esteemed” by Benedict XVI.

In the book, Tagle invites the faithful to focus on Easter as a “great season of hope,” an “essential element of community,” which is likewise “a powerful sign of hope to a shattered world.”

“We live in a time and in a world where signs of despair abound,” he writes.“Our life is marked by fragmentation, exclusion, violence and destruction in families, neighborhoods, nations and the whole world. Women and men of our time therefore yearn for true communities where they can experience peace and wholeness.”

Tagle says:“The Easter event, Jesus’ triumph over sin and death, gives us a new lease on life. We hope that as an Easter people we can share the light of Easter to dispel the darkness of alienation that has covered the world.”

As a “gift,” faith is “our response of commitment to a new life with (the Risen Lord) as we remember Him through the Word He speaks and the bread He breaks,” he says.

Read more: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/68731/filipi...
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Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#36 Mar 13, 2013
ELIAS IBARRA wrote:
<quoted text>
Nyg,
Only in the Iglesia ni Cristo are women treated as equal partners of men!!! They are not sex objects but as true sisters in the true faith and the other half in the struggle of the family to gain a secure and orderly future!!! There is no divorce in the true Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo) that would offend the feelings of women and children!!!
1) Why are men and women segregated at your services, if they are equal?
2) Why do the ministers of your cult loudly embrace the mantra of a man is in control of his home?
3) Why did Felix feel it necessary to rape those who followed his message?
4) Secure and orderly future? You sound like a lemming.
5) Divorce could hurt the feelings of women and children? Yeah, yeah, I'm sure those battered women and offspring really want to hear about your dark ages mentality?
6) Divorce is illegal in the Philippines for all religions, not just within your cult, stooge.
When there is no divorce, the future of innocent children are not discarded in order to give way to the clashing emotions and interest of the spouses!!!
Right, tell that the Charice. You are really fucking stupid.
Children in the Iglesia ni Cristo are prepared while young as responsible citizens of society and are made sure that they are well-versed in good manners and right conduct and having sacred fear to the One who created life!!!
Real Elias Ibarra
Guam
Charice would disagree.
Ozzy

Hudson, NY

#37 Mar 13, 2013
LOL Elias

Why is it that I have personally seen many of the children brought up by INC parents to be drinking until they cant speak or walk, do drugs, get in fights, gamble, smoke, etc??? Deny if you want but I have seen it with my own eyes. Perfect example are my wife's brothers. Poor Elias hates hearing about my wife because I have seen what really goes on with these so called followers. 99.9% of them are hypocrites. They want to preach about following their church but then falling down drunk later that night.
Anonymous

Makati, Philippines

#38 Mar 13, 2013
The thing about INC, they are good at hiding their misconducts. That is why they demand that issues be handled within the church and not in a court of law. If an INC woman was raped by another INC member, INC would be against her taking it to the police. They would demand that she forgives her rapist and INC may or may not punish within. It is hidden.

It's funny to see INC jump on this opportunity against Catholics when the Catholics tried to take care of things internally. It's no different than what INC does. Complete hypocrisy of INC.

If you ask me, anyone who does wrong should should judged by their peers outside the church, regardless of what church it is.

And let us not forget...INC is founded on the very basis of sexual misconduct by their founder. If Manalo had not been kicked out from SDA for his sexual misconduct, INC never would have been started. It's too bad Manalos sexual appetite could not be kept under control.

LOL Elias

Why is it that I have personally seen many of the children brought up by INC parents to be drinking until they cant speak or walk, do drugs, get in fights, gamble, smoke, etc??? Deny if you want but I have seen it with my own eyes. Perfect example are my wife's brothers. Poor Elias hates hearing about my wife because I have seen what really goes on with these so called followers. 99.9% of them are hypocrites. They want to preach about following their church but then falling down drunk later that night.

I salute you OZZY!!!

In our company alone being the HR Manager I am not biased on Religious Affiliations but 4 out of 4 INC member employed smoke cigarettes 100%.

My past Ministro taught me INC cult-centered verses but also taught me to smoke cigarettes and weeds.

After the INC service you will see many INC people smoke blower... IN PRIDE...
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#39 Mar 13, 2013
"Roman Catholic" and "Roman-Rite Catholic"
Celebration of the older form ("Tridentine Mass") of the Roman Rite.

When referring to worship, the term Roman Catholic is at times used to refer to the "Roman Rite", which is not a church but a form of liturgy. The Roman Rite is distinct from the liturgies of the Eastern Catholic Churches and also from other Western liturgical rites such as the Ambrosian Rite, which have a much smaller following than the Roman Rite.

An example of this usage is provided in the book Roman Catholic Worship: Trent to today states:[41]

"We use the term Roman Catholic Worship throughout to make it clear that we are not covering all forms of Catholic worship. There are a number of Eastern Rite churches that can justly claim the title Catholic, but many of the statements we make do not apply to them at all.".
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#40 Mar 13, 2013
Compared to the Roman Rite, the other Western liturgical rites have little following. Hence, the Vatican department that deals with forms of worship (including music) in the Western Church often issues documents that deal only with the Roman Rite.[42][43][44] Any involvement by the Holy See in questions of Eastern liturgies is handled by a different department.

Some of the writers who draw a contrast between "Roman Catholics" and "Eastern Catholics" may perhaps be distinguishing Eastern Catholics not from Latin or Western Catholics in general, but only from those (the majority of Latin Catholics) who use the Roman liturgical rite. Adrian Fortescue explicitly made this distinction, saying that, just as "Armenian Catholic" is used to mean a Catholic who uses the Armenian rite, "Roman Catholic" could be used to mean a Catholic who uses the Roman Rite. In this sense, he said, an Ambrosian Catholic, though a member of the Latin or Western Church, is not a "Roman" Catholic. He admitted, however, that this usage is uncommon.[45]
crystal

Burnaby, Canada

#41 Mar 13, 2013
Parishes and dioceses

When the term "Roman Catholic" is used as part of the name of a parish it usually indicates that it is a Western parish that follows the Roman Rite in its liturgy, rather than, for instance, the less common Ambrosian Rite, e.g. St. Dominic Roman Catholic Church, Oyster Bay, New York.[7][8][9] The shorter term "Catholic" may also appear in parish names and "Roman Catholic" sometimes even appears in the compound name of Eastern Catholic parishes, e.g. St. Mary's Byzantine Roman Catholic Church.[46]

All Catholic parishes are part of an ecclesiastical jurisdiction, usually a diocese (called an eparchy in the canon law of the Eastern Catholic Churches).[47] These jurisdictions are usually grouped in ecclesiastical provinces, headed by a metropolitan archdiocese.[48] All dioceses and similar jurisdictions — Eastern and Western — come under the authority of the Pope.[49] The term "Roman Catholic archdiocese" is formally used to refer to both Western and Eastern Churches. As of January 2009, there were 630 Roman Catholic archdioceses, Western and Eastern.[50]
Anonymous

Makati, Philippines

#42 Mar 14, 2013
Too much of a crystal non-sense!!!

Just create the 13th Tribe on NET 25!!!

Why use NET it must be GROSS!!!

New Era TV... Erano January 2 GROSE!!!
ELIAS IBARRA

Yigo, Guam

#43 Mar 15, 2013
Ozzy wrote:
What ever it takes to make the victims whole.
I dont think you will ever see any decent person, Catholic or other religion, support anyone who does something so horrible such as molestation.
We all know Catholics are not proud of these priests or of the ones who hide it. They deserve punishment.
The deeds of the bad may be a bad reflection of a church but does not reflect on the teachings and beliefs.
Ozzy,

The Roman Catholic Church paid damages to the rape victims of priests and nuns!!! That means the spurious religion supports the criminals even at the expense of Catholic archdiocese going bankrupt!!!

And the popes themselves were rapists while holding these titles:

"Vicar of Christ:the Pope as visible head of the Church,acting in place of Christ..."

Reference:[Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines.
Catechism for Filipino Catholics, p.676]

"The popes were not only devoted spiritual Fathers, but firm and valiant civil Governors."

Reference: James Cardinal Gibbons. The Faith of Our Fathers page 113.

"St. Clement, then. had reason to say that the priest is, as it were, a God on earth."

Reference: De Liguori. Dignity and Duties of the Priest, p.36)

All Roman Catholics, Atheists, Protestants, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Bereans, "Ang Dating Tumbong Doon" K.Y.J. Eli Fernando Soriano, Baptists, Seventh-day Adventists, Evangelicals, Charismatics, Spurious Born-again, Presbyterians, Othodox, 700 Bar Club members, Episcopalians, Methodists, Branch Davidians, members of the American cults, skeptics, agnostics, and those outside of the true Church of Christ (Iglesia ni Cristo) must improve their low I.Q.s!!!

Real Elias Ibarra
Guam

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