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Pope Benedict XVI To Leave Office 28 February

There are 21 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Feb 11, 2013, titled Pope Benedict XVI To Leave Office 28 February. In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

No Pope in living memory has willingly left the office before now. Pope Benedict XVI will retire from the office of the Pope on 28 February. Benedict is currently 85. In his statement made this morning at the Vatican, Benedict cited age and health as his reasons for departing the office.

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Atlanta, GA

#1 Feb 11, 2013
No doubt his history has finally caught up with him.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#2 Feb 11, 2013
Maybe the next pope will tackle the real issues in the Catholic church.

Since: Mar 09

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#3 Feb 11, 2013
I think that in addition to age he is suffering from a severe case of Curial politics, and a related banking infection.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Feb 11, 2013
The next convocation will choose and equally backward-looking pope with less baggage. Even Ratzinger has finally realized the transparent hypocrisy of his espousing the moral authority of the Church.

They need a new leader with a more-carefully cultivated history.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#7 Feb 11, 2013
Uve wrote:
Hopefully the next pope will keep queers out of the catholic church. The little boys are much safer that way.
Priest molest little girls also. I guess you have ZERO problem with that, hypocrite.

Anyone with daughters is advised to keep them FAR from you, you unregistered coward.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Feb 11, 2013
Off topic, but news all the same-

Basic Rights Oregon announced they will attempt to put an initiative to overturn their constitutional ban on the ballot in 2014.

Recent polling shows 54% support to 45% opposed.

Those under age 45 support it by nearly 70%, but those over age 45 (most likely to vote in a midterm election) are evenly split 50%-50%.

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#9 Feb 11, 2013
The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with current pope Benedict XVI's successor, a pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman", whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#11 Feb 11, 2013
Imprtnrd wrote:
Maybe the next pope will tackle the real issues in the Catholic church.
The biggest issue impacting the RCC, is being infiltrated by homosexuals intent on destroying the Church from within.

Since: Mar 09

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#13 Feb 11, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
The next convocation will choose and equally backward-looking pope with less baggage. Even Ratzinger has finally realized the transparent hypocrisy of his espousing the moral authority of the Church.
They need a new leader with a more-carefully cultivated history.
There has been serious resistance among the bishops to the regressive trends away from the pronouncements of Vatican II. JPII and Ratzi both tried to pack the dioceses with regressive candidates for Cardinal, but hasn't gone quite as planned.

This conclave is going to fractious. There are a few papabili that would be real nightmares.

As a side note, the conclave does not have to elect a member of the College of Cardinals, or even a priest. Unlikely, but I thought it might be interesting to note.

“Greetings!”

Since: Dec 06

Tampa, FL

#14 Feb 11, 2013
My prayers were answered when I awoke to the news that Pope Benedict was abdicating his office. While I understand his hard line position on the church's teachings (clearly he had NO intention of moderating any of their current policies and teachings) in the wake of the child abuse scandal in the USA, he didn't do anything to move the church closer to non-practicing Catholics at all.

The RCC is more like the Republican party right now in that they seem to want to ignore basic demographics. In that, the RCC's core group of followers are over the age of 70! And, while they can hold on to their older views for a few more years and then they will HAVE to address change. Yes, the RCC has members across the Globe and many are of latin decent, but as the world gets smaller due to the internet and information sources, the more they will see how out of touch they are with humanity.

Hopefully the new pope will be more progressive.
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#15 Feb 11, 2013
snyper wrote:
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There has been serious resistance among the bishops to the regressive trends away from the pronouncements of Vatican II. JPII and Ratzi both tried to pack the dioceses with regressive candidates for Cardinal, but hasn't gone quite as planned.
This conclave is going to fractious. There are a few papabili that would be real nightmares.
As a side note, the conclave does not have to elect a member of the College of Cardinals, or even a priest. Unlikely, but I thought it might be interesting to note.
The biggest issue impacting the RCC, is being infiltrated by homosexuals intent on destroying the Church from within.
JrEsq

El Segundo, CA

#16 Feb 11, 2013
TampaBob wrote:
My prayers were answered when I awoke to the news that Pope Benedict was abdicating his office. While I understand his hard line position on the church's teachings (clearly he had NO intention of moderating any of their current policies and teachings) in the wake of the child abuse scandal in the USA, he didn't do anything to move the church closer to non-practicing Catholics at all.
The RCC is more like the Republican party right now in that they seem to want to ignore basic demographics. In that, the RCC's core group of followers are over the age of 70! And, while they can hold on to their older views for a few more years and then they will HAVE to address change. Yes, the RCC has members across the Globe and many are of latin decent, but as the world gets smaller due to the internet and information sources, the more they will see how out of touch they are with humanity.
Hopefully the new pope will be more progressive.
The biggest issue impacting the RCC, is being infiltrated by homosexuals intent on destroying the Church from within.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#17 Feb 11, 2013
snyper wrote:
<quoted text>
There has been serious resistance among the bishops to the regressive trends away from the pronouncements of Vatican II. JPII and Ratzi both tried to pack the dioceses with regressive candidates for Cardinal, but hasn't gone quite as planned.
This conclave is going to fractious. There are a few papabili that would be real nightmares.
As a side note, the conclave does not have to elect a member of the College of Cardinals, or even a priest. Unlikely, but I thought it might be interesting to note.
Can we choose the Dalai Lama? Desmond Tutu?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Feb 11, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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The biggest issue impacting the RCC, is being infiltrated by homosexuals intent on destroying the Church from within.
If you got rid of all the gay priests, bishops, & cardinals, you'd have about 2 left.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#20 Feb 11, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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Can we choose the Dalai Lama? Desmond Tutu?
How about Bill Clinton? Put a good old fashioned womanizing heterosexual in there!

Since: Mar 09

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#21 Feb 11, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
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Can we choose the Dalai Lama? Desmond Tutu?
Nope. Sorry.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#22 Feb 11, 2013
snyper wrote:
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Nope. Sorry.
How about RuPaul?

Since: Mar 09

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#23 Feb 11, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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How about RuPaul?
RuPaul a RC ?

(I don't mean radio controlled. We already knew THAT)

Since: Mar 09

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#26 Feb 11, 2013
Can't have Papa Pontifex wandering about in his nightshirt confusedly humming Hitler youth anthems and mumbling imprecations against untermensch, can we?

“Where's my fairy wand!”

Since: Apr 08

Reading PA

#27 Feb 12, 2013
JrEsq wrote:
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The biggest issue impacting the RCC, is being infiltrated by homosexuals intent on destroying the Church from within.
The RCC is doing a good enough job destroying itself all by itself. It hardly needs help from us.

It's interesting that everyone wants to throw the gay priests out but it was perfectly acceptable for the RCC to shift the pedophiles around for years to keep them from getting caught and punished.

The RCC has made it's position perfectly clear. Gay = bad; pedophile = good.

It's not the position I, as a gay man, would take but hey I don't claim to speak for God either.

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