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Pope's Sudden Resignation Sends Shockwaves Through Church

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Lion_ of _Judah

“LAMB OF GOD”

Since: Dec 12

Jesus Christ

#1 Feb 11, 2013
Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church including his closest advisers on Monday when he announced he would stand down in the first papal abdication in 700 years, saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to run the Church through a period of major crisis.

Church officials tried to relay a climate of calm confidence in the running of a 2,000-year-old institution but the decision could lead to one of the most uncertain and unstable periods in centuries for a Church besieged by scandal and defections.

Several popes in the past, including Benedict's predecessor John Paul, refrained from stepping down even when severely ill, precisely because of the confusion and division that could be caused by having an "ex-pope" and a reigning pope living at the same time.

This could create a particularly difficult problem if the next pope is a progressive who influences such teachings as the ban on women priests and artificial birth control and its insistence on a celibate priesthood.

The Church has been rocked during Benedict's nearly eight-year papacy by child sexual abuse crises and Muslim anger after the pope compared Islam to violence. Jews were upset over rehabilitation of a Holocaust denier and there was scandal over the leaking of the pope's private papers by his personal butler.

In an announcement read to cardinals in Latin, the universal language of the Church, the 85-year-old said: "Well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of St Peter ...

"As from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours (1900 GMT) the See of Rome, the See of St. Peter will be vacant and a conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/11/us-...

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#2 Feb 11, 2013
Interesting that Ratz had certain papal cardinals in place right after the butler got a hold of his documents and diary info and then decides to resign after all the loose ends were tide up and sealed only to use illness as an excuse. More dirty laundry hid in the vault..........LOL..........wh at else is new.

“Jesus is Lord”

Since: Aug 11

Greenwood, Indiana

#3 Feb 11, 2013
RCC will get another demon to replace the old demon!!
Gillette

Fairfield, IA

#4 Feb 11, 2013
The recent Polish pope, John Paul II, opened all kinds of doors around the world and brought people together -- hardly a "demon."

I sense more of the closed-minded darkness of Satan in YOUR posts, Preacherman.

Heal yourself before you attack others.

Plenty of work to be done there, believe me.
Cisco Kid

Columbia, CA

#5 Feb 11, 2013
ThePreacherman01 wrote:
RCC will get another demon to replace the old demon!!
To blaspheme God's Holy Spirit is unexcusable.
We will submit your ignorance as the reason for your absolution.

Don't worry your little mind about The Church that Jesus built on Earth.
We've been electing Popes for thousands of years.
The Holy Spirit will appoint a new Pope by Easter.
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#6 Feb 11, 2013
All tha gay catholics like Gillette are rejoicing.
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#7 Feb 11, 2013
Gillette wrote:
The recent Polish pope, John Paul II, opened all kinds of doors around the world and brought people together -- hardly a "demon."
I sense more of the closed-minded darkness of Satan in YOUR posts, Preacherman.
Heal yourself before you attack others.
Plenty of work to be done there, believe me.
Catholicism is the largest cult on the face of the earth. Full of sorcerers and pagans that keep their pews filled by superstition and guilt.
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#8 Feb 11, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
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To blaspheme God's Holy Spirit is unexcusable.
We will submit your ignorance as the reason for your absolution.
Don't worry your little mind about The Church that Jesus built on Earth.
We've been electing Popes for thousands of years.
The Holy Spirit will appoint a new Pope by Easter.
Demon spawned cult you mean. Catholics are the worst blasphemers of Gods Holy Spirit there is.
Cisco Kid

Columbia, CA

#9 Feb 11, 2013
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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Catholicism is the largest cult on the face of the earth. Full of sorcerers and pagans that keep their pews filled by superstition and guilt.
Have you ever attended a Catholic Mass?
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#10 Feb 11, 2013
Cisco Kid wrote:
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Have you ever attended a Catholic Mass?
Nope, and never will. Dolly does ever day however. He gets to meet all the saucy senoritas in his community that way while thumbing his nose at scripture.

I have watched EWTN from time to time though, Beautiful canticles and chants. If it wasn't for that danged transubstantion nonsense and statues you might have something.

Lililth_Satans_B ore

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#11 Feb 11, 2013
i hope the b#stard dies soon
Sola Scriptura

Charleston, WV

#12 Feb 11, 2013
Lililth_Satans_Bore wrote:
i hope the b#stard dies soon
You're a vindictive little pos, aren't you? I applaud him for calling gays what they are, an abomination.

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#13 Feb 11, 2013
Well, I guess ole Wayne came back for a while only because he saw the news of the resignation of the Pope and figured 'wow, what a great chance to spew some more vile comments about the Catholic faith'.

The faith will prevail.
That is what is important.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#15 Feb 12, 2013
I want to nominate fr Guido Sarducci for the next pope.

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#16 Feb 12, 2013
madscot wrote:
I want to nominate fr Guido Sarducci for the next pope.
I thought about what he would do!
I saw his pic along with the Topix news article also!

He would have a "finda the Pope ina the pizza" contest!

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#17 Feb 12, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
<quoted text>I thought about what he would do!
I saw his pic along with the Topix news article also!
He would have a "finda the Pope ina the pizza" contest!
LOL!

“God Loves Ilks!”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#18 Feb 12, 2013
Good night Madscot!
Have a great Tuesday.

“Seriously guys...”

Since: May 12

Regina

#19 Feb 12, 2013
Sola Scriptura wrote:
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You're a vindictive little pos, aren't you? I applaud him for calling gays what they are, an abomination.
Way to spread that *cough*Christian*cough* spirit there. Good on you and the Pope for judging people. Guess the Catholic Church doesn't teach about NOT doing that.
Wanna know what's abominable? A "church" that stopped priests from marrying because it was costing the church land, which equals money which equals power. A "church" that prays to Mary and other false idols. A "church" that makes up bullshit like purgatory so you have to buy your dead friends' and relatives' way into Heaven.
A "church" that's the symbol of lust for wealth with its overly opulent HQ smack dab in the middle of one of the absolute poorest neighbourhoods in Europe.
A "church" that prevented the distribution of condoms to Ethiopians so the cylce of mass starvation could continue for them.
A "church" that provided fake IDs and sanctuary for nazis fleeing Europe at the end of WW2.
Having said that, there are some Catholic Church organizations that do some wonderful work, the Salvation Army comes to mind, but the Vatican is the epitome of everything that is wrong with religion. It is morally bankrupt.
You call homosexuals an abomination yet defend an institution that has a LONG history of protecting pedophillic priests and other abusive church personnel.

Roland_Deschain

“Naturalism - Nature is Enough”

Since: Nov 07

UK

#20 Feb 12, 2013
Perhaps the pope has decided to spend his final years fighting the rebels (sod those Wookies and Ewoks) and building himself another Deathstar :-}

http://www.scifiheaven.net/2005/07/pope-palpa...

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#21 Feb 12, 2013
Nettiebelle wrote:
Good night Madscot!
Have a great Tuesday.
Good night Nettie

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