Report: Pope resigned in wake of gay ...

Report: Pope resigned in wake of gay priest scandal

There are 10 comments on the USA Today story from Feb 22, 2013, titled Report: Pope resigned in wake of gay priest scandal. In it, USA Today reports that:

In one of his last appointments, the pope on Friday transferred a top official from the Vatican's secretariat of state to Colombia amid swirling media speculation about the contents of a confidential report into the Vatican's leaks scandal.

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Magadala

Cathlamet, WA

#1 Feb 22, 2013
Why is that not at all surprising. Any group that considers it holy to abstain from something as natural as sex, and hold celebacy (sp?) in high esteem is freaky anyway.

Also,the way in which priest have been passed from one ghetto catholic school to the next, raping at will,with impunity, its time for the chickens to come home to roost. This is sick! Yet, they hold themselves as next to God. Oh, as from what I know, I believe that they are also the richest religion with the world's poorest congregation...go figure!
Clem

Hamilton, Canada

#2 Feb 22, 2013
Magadala wrote:
Why is that not at all surprising. Any group that considers it holy to abstain from something as natural as sex, and hold celebacy (sp?) in high esteem is freaky anyway.
Also,the way in which priest have been passed from one ghetto catholic school to the next, raping at will,with impunity, its time for the chickens to come home to roost. This is sick! Yet, they hold themselves as next to God. Oh, as from what I know, I believe that they are also the richest religion with the world's poorest congregation...go figure!
Fleece the flock.
pickled peckers 4 jesus

Pittston, PA

#3 Feb 22, 2013
what scandal...?

by now, after a decade of this news, its daily news to hear about nuns and priests molesting italy's farm animals.
Magadala

Cathlamet, WA

#4 Feb 23, 2013
pickled peckers 4 jesus wrote:
what scandal...?
by now, after a decade of this news, its daily news to hear about nuns and priests molesting italy's farm animals.
Seriously?!!! Source?
jesus christ blows me

Hazleton, PA

#5 Feb 23, 2013
Magadala wrote:
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Seriously?!!! Source?
god told me so!

happy...good enough for you?!
Kar

Gdansk, Poland

#6 Feb 23, 2013
Pope resigns, because he is already old manand he does not cope with all pathological challanges.
This pedophilic problem, it is problem of some criminal organizations it means uss-cia and criminals from this organization have infilutarted church, pretend probably priests and just these criminals make these crimes. Clearly cia tries to undermine and destroy Catholic ChurchThese pedophiles should be out of Catholic Church, just like war criminals.
Besides they all should pray to God to stop cia-influences by elections of Popes.
Normal, conservative Pope is very important, optimally Pope, who does not come from europe, usa, canada etc.
Magadala

Sweet Home, OR

#7 Feb 23, 2013
jesus christ blows me wrote:
<quoted text>god told me so!
happy...good enough for you?!
Chris' Almighty!!!
Magadala

Sweet Home, OR

#8 Feb 23, 2013
Kar wrote:
Pope resigns, because he is already old manand he does not cope with all pathological challanges.
This pedophilic problem, it is problem of some criminal organizations it means uss-cia and criminals from this organization have infilutarted church, pretend probably priests and just these criminals make these crimes. Clearly cia tries to undermine and destroy Catholic ChurchThese pedophiles should be out of Catholic Church, just like war criminals.
Besides they all should pray to God to stop cia-influences by elections of Popes.
Normal, conservative Pope is very important, optimally Pope, who does not come from europe, usa, canada etc.
Being out of your mind and incapable of ruling has NEVER been a criteria for resigning office. I will wage you there have been popes who have been raging maniacs, they just had someone to take over while they slowly faded...some were probably drugged for public appearances.

In our own government, Woodrow Wilson languished for a while, and the US was governed by his wife and others...without public knowledge. Trust me, there is a deeper reason for all of this, unlike royalty that will sometimes step down, popes go till death!
Kar

Gdansk, Poland

#9 Feb 23, 2013
Magadala wrote:
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Being out of your mind and incapable of ruling has NEVER been a criteria for resigning office. I will wage you there have been popes who have been raging maniacs, they just had someone to take over while they slowly faded...some were probably drugged for public appearances.
In our own government, Woodrow Wilson languished for a while, and the US was governed by his wife and others...without public knowledge. Trust me, there is a deeper reason for all of this, unlike royalty that will sometimes step down, popes go till death!
The Pope is too old, he has no power to lead Church anymore and Church goes down under his leadership, he knows it.
It should be no more cia-usa political and other influences on elections of Pope. If it will be continued, it will be no Catholic Church one time.
It must be younger Pope
EX Catholic Thank God

Campbell River, Canada

#10 Feb 24, 2013
Good riddance Pope!
It is HATE that “harms and helps to destabilize marriage, obscuring its specific nature and its indispensable role in society. No one should ignore or underestimate the decisive role of the family, which is the basic cell of society” and that gay people are as entitled to raise, guide and love their children and be involved eith their extended families as anyone else.

Hopefully his successor will be loving towards ALL of humanity, and not just the segments that are convenient. Attempting to exclude ANYONE from family and promoting exclusion is disgusting. The Catholic Church hangs it head in shame!

Appropriately so.

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