Should abuse-tainted cardinal be allo...

Should abuse-tainted cardinal be allowed to vote for new pope?

There are 15 comments on the CBS News story from Feb 19, 2013, titled Should abuse-tainted cardinal be allowed to vote for new pope?. In it, CBS News reports that:

Esther Millar, 54, is overcome with emotion as she talks about her abuser, while holding pictures of Vicki and Mary, who she says were victims of sexual abuse by a priest in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, during a news conference urging those with information about alleged abuse to come forward on February 1, 2013, at Cathedral of Our ... (more)

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Tim

Germany

#1 Feb 19, 2013
It is not needed to elect next cardinal for Pope. It can be bishop or arcibishop and could be man from Middle East ( Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Palestina, Egypt, Iraq), South America even Africa. Somebody, who is rather very far from these ussraelic-western european capitalistic values.
Have God- Jesus Christ and His apostels and first Christians a private property? Hybrid cars, gold, money etc? No, they had no. There were milions of Christians who have lost their lives to protect this Christianity, but not to supply cardinals in private property.
Say the Truth

Ann Arbor, MI

#2 Feb 19, 2013
Allowed? By whom?
Dont Care

Welland, Canada

#3 Feb 19, 2013
What is the difference? The whole group are a bunch of molesting queers. This is all supported by their fairy tales and the dumb bible!

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#4 Feb 19, 2013
Tim wrote:
It is not needed to elect next cardinal for Pope. It can be bishop or arcibishop and could be man from Middle East ( Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Palestina, Egypt, Iraq), South America even Africa. Somebody, who is rather very far from these ussraelic-western european capitalistic values.
Have God- Jesus Christ and His apostels and first Christians a private property? Hybrid cars, gold, money etc? No, they had no. There were milions of Christians who have lost their lives to protect this Christianity, but not to supply cardinals in private property.
Have you seen where the pope will be living? Wow! More splendor than ever!
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#6 Feb 20, 2013
This is a pretty dumb thread.

The last pope they elected was tainted by abuse scandals so if that isn't an issue, why would a cardinal be an issue?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Feb 20, 2013
The other cardinals just haven't gotten caught with their hand in the cookie jar yet.
crucifix up the butt

Kingston, PA

#9 Feb 21, 2013
Hirohitos Surprise wrote:
I thought you had to be a molester in order to be a cardinal or a bishop. Maybe I was mistaken in my belief.
no, you are very correct.

the more boys a catholic molests, the higher up he goes, with the top molester becoming pope.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Feb 21, 2013
crucifix up the butt wrote:
<quoted text>no, you are very correct.
the more boys a catholic molests, the higher up he goes, with the top molester becoming pope.
That's why the pope gets to wear the ruby red slippers!
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#11 Feb 21, 2013
4:32 pm, Thursday, February 21, 2013:
RE: Should abuse-tainted cardinal be allowed to vote for new pope?
Tim, Sie haben recht! In Jesus seiner Zeit haben die ersten Kristen ihr ganzes Vermoegen der Verwaltung ueberlassen. Sie selbst waren wie neugenborene Kinder, hatten daher kein Geld und brauchten auch keines, so wie wir Alle als wir jung waren, wir hatten kein Geld. Deshalb wurden sie "Die Armen" genannt von anderen Leuten.
..... Ich glaube, dasz es nur Kardinaelen erlaubt ist einen von ihnen als naechsten Pabst zu waehlen.
..... Tim, you're right! In Jesus' time the first Christians gave all of their property to the management. They themselves were like new-born children, therefore they had no money, and needed none, similar as all of us while we were young had no money. Therefore other people called them "The Poor".
..... I think that only cardinals are permitted to elect one of them to be the next pope.
..... I wasn't aware that any pope could get himself moved very quickly to Kansas if he wears those ruby red slippers! Where's Dorothy now?[LAUGHS]

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#13 Feb 21, 2013
NO, he should not be permitted to vote - but they'll do what they want anyway.
Card Carrying Zionist

Fountain Valley, CA

#14 Feb 24, 2013
Although I'm not Catholic, I can sympathize with those Catholics who don't want Cardinal Mahoney to skip the conclave. If I knew of a rabbi who had repeatedly covered for child molesters, and placed them in positions where they could continue to abuse children, I 'd have a big problem with that rabbi keeping his smikha, let alone having a say in filling leadership roles in an interhational religious group.
jose

Talisay, Philippines

#15 Feb 24, 2013
By virtue of his being cardinal, Mahoney has the right to join the conclave. But his being involved in covering sexually-involved priests in his diocese would normally influence his perception as to what kind of person the next pope will be. He should vote for a pope who is of the same kind as he is. For this reason, I favor to ban Mahoney in joining the conclave. He is in fact supposed to protect the church, not to perpetrate the global-scale sexual scandals in the Church today, misleading many of the flock.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#16 Feb 25, 2013
Sherlayne wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you seen where the pope will be living? Wow! More splendor than ever!
The former convent in which he'll reside is described thusly by Time Magazine:

T"he convent of Mater Ecclesiae was built in 1994 around what was once the residence of the Vatican gardener. Since then, different orders of cloistered nuns have spent between three- and five-year terms there, the Catholic News Service reports. After the final group of nuns moved out in November, renovations began. The nuns that once inhabited the place lived in 12 apartment-like “cells” on the highest floors of the four-story building. All told, it’s a rather embellishment-free building, originally constructed “for contemplative life within the walls of Vatican City,” according to the Vatican’s website."

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/13/the-popes...

Has a picture also.

I'm not sure "spelndor" is an appropriate descriptive, but you be the judge.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#17 Feb 25, 2013
Dan wrote:
<quoted text>
The former convent in which he'll reside is described thusly by Time Magazine:
T"he convent of Mater Ecclesiae was built in 1994 around what was once the residence of the Vatican gardener. Since then, different orders of cloistered nuns have spent between three- and five-year terms there, the Catholic News Service reports. After the final group of nuns moved out in November, renovations began. The nuns that once inhabited the place lived in 12 apartment-like “cells” on the highest floors of the four-story building. All told, it’s a rather embellishment-free building, originally constructed “for contemplative life within the walls of Vatican City,” according to the Vatican’s website."
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/13/the-popes...
Has a picture also.
I'm not sure "spelndor" is an appropriate descriptive, but you be the judge.
I'm not that interested so I'll take your word for it.
The Oracle

UK

#18 Feb 26, 2013
The Pope has fired him. This is no longer a topic.

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