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    News White smoke signals cardinals have selected a new pope

    Post by Marc™ on Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:31 pm

    White smoke signals cardinals have selected a new pope
    Published March 13, 2013
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    White smoke billowed from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel Wednesday, indicating the cardinals have selected a new pope after two days worth of voting.

    Cardinals have elected a successor to Benedict XVI, who stunned the Catholic world last month by becoming the first pope in 600 years to resign. Crowds packing St. Peter's Square were seen cheering the announcement as bells were ringing.

    The new pope, who has yet to be identified, became the winner after receiving at least 77 votes, which is more than two thirds of the cardinals.

    The new pope is expected to appear on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica within an hour, after a church official announces "Habemus Papum" -- "We have a pope" -- and gives the name of the new pontiff in Latin.

    The conclave drama played out against the backdrop of the church's need both for a manager who can clean up a corrupt Vatican bureaucracy and a pastor who can revive Catholicism in a time of growing secularism.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/13/world-watches-as-cardinals-convene-for-2nd-day-papal-conclave/#ixzz2NSRYj1VT

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    Post by Chris on Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:29 pm



    Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been chosen as the new pope.



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    Post by RobbieFTW on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:17 pm

    Well at least he doesn't LOOK evil. . .




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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:24 pm

    Out of all the popes I've seen, I've seen none that looked evil. (Unlike many current politicians in DC.)

    Reading up about him, he seems like exactly the kind of pope us Catholics knew we'd get.



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    Post by Tony Marino on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:27 pm

    The are calling him Pope Francis.




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    Post by Alan Smithee on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:54 pm

    Forgiveness Man wrote:Out of all the popes I've seen, I've seen none that looked evil. (Unlike many current politicians in DC.)

    Reading up about him, he seems like exactly the kind of pope us Catholics knew we'd get.

    There have been plenty of evil politicians in the Vatican too.



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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:21 pm

    Alan Smithee wrote:There have been plenty of evil politicians in the Vatican too.

    boring



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:48 pm

    Forgiveness Man wrote:

    boring

    Shrugs (Oh well…) Doesn't make it any less true.



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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:57 pm

    Nor does it speak to anything I said so. Shrugs (Oh well…)



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:41 pm

    Forgiveness Man wrote:Nor does it speak to anything I said so. Shrugs (Oh well…)

    Because you only imply that Washington politicians look evil? Please ROFLMAO! .



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:04 pm

    Forgiveness Man wrote:Out of all the popes I've seen, I've seen none that looked evil. (Unlike many current politicians in DC.)







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    Post by Shale on Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:29 am

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    Out of those 4 pix the top one is really scary looking.

    But the previous pope can't help that he looks evil on the outside - it is what's inside that matters. So, the new pope has a better outward appearance but inside is the same shit in a different package!


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    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a 76-year-old Argentinean, was chosen as the first Latin American pope on Wednesday. He will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics as Pope Francis. While his selection may be historic, it may also mean more of the same when it comes to gay rights in the Catholic Church.

    Pope Francis is a conservative who is anti-gay marriage and anti-gay adoption. He has described same-sex marriage as the work of the devil and a “destructive attack on God’s plan.” He has also said that gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children.






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    Post by Alan Smithee on Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:32 pm

    Shale, there are many other unflattering terms to describe his attitude on social issues (from our point of view) but I would reserve “evil” for things like covering up for pedophiles. This isn’t an accusation against the new pope…I have no idea what, if any, his role may have been in the cover up and perpetuation of this horrendous child abuse. Possibly none whatsoever. If so, give him a cookie. Who knows? Maybe part of his aggenda will be to purge the church of these monsters. Regardless, no one is forcing gays and lesbians to be Catholics. If you don’t like the by-laws of the club…get out of the club. I’ll always scratch my head in wonder at anyone who wants to join a group that doesn’t want them.



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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:06 pm

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    Yeah, not seeing the evil. Not every picture taken of anybody is gonna be flattering (especially when you're in your 80's). So alas, I've not seen an "evil looking" pope. (Not that how a pope looks shapes my view of him anyway. People didn't like Benedict because he didn't tell them what they wanted to hear, not because his face scared them.)



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    Post by Tony Marino on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:21 pm

    Pretty scary Pope Benedictus V





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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:30 pm

    Tony Marino wrote:Pretty scary Pope Benedictus V

    Eh... Not really. And that's not even a photo. But even that isn't really scary. Maybe I'm just too desensitized by seeing the Crats that go on Sunday morning talk shows. After that, none of the popes could ever be too scary.



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    Post by Shale on Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:32 pm

    Alan Smithee wrote:...Regardless, no one is forcing gays and lesbians to be Catholics. If you don’t like the by-laws of the club…get out of the club. I’ll always scratch my head in wonder at anyone who wants to join a group that doesn’t want them.
    I'm not discounting the pedophile problem in the Catholic Church. I even saw some of that while working for the Archdiocese of New Orleans in the late '70s. (The facility has since closed due to abuses before my time and the lawsuits coming from that).

    And, it is not that I wish to be a part of the Catholic Church. I agree and don't know why any gay person or birth control using person or any person living in the accepted mores of the 21st century would continue to belong to this medieval anachronism, but that is their decision.

    But, it is not just about being a part of the Church because the church and its adherents are involved in the politics of these supposedly secular governments and work to push their beliefs on the rest of us. That is why I and many gay ppl see them as an adversary.







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    Post by Forgiveness Man on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:05 pm

    Catholics have as much right to advocate for their beliefs as anyone else. And since there's very little most true Catholics advocate for (we kind of believe government's job is to keep everyone safe and little else, so we mostly advocate for government to butt out), I don't think anybody has any legitimate claims to feeling threatened by Catholics unless you are just so bigoted that knowing that somebody doesn't approve of your life choices offends you.

    Either way, it doesn't matter much. I'ma celebrate a great new pope and pray for those lost in sin. Not gonna lose sleep just because standing for Christ doesn't make those attached to sin like us. Not one bit. Smile



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:24 pm

    Forgiveness Man wrote:

    Yeah, not seeing the evil. Not every picture taken of anybody is gonna be flattering (especially when you're in your 80's). So alas, I've not seen an "evil looking" pope. (Not that how a pope looks shapes my view of him anyway. People didn't like Benedict because he didn't tell them what they wanted to hear, not because his face scared them.)

    LOL. This is my *shocked face*.



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    Post by wants2laugh on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:52 pm

    i loved Pope john Paul II... he had a kind face and i think he genuinely wanted to help people and help mend broken bridges.

    i think anyone can criticize anyone/anything for not doing enough for whatever cause that person is interested in. I can criticize the govt for not doing enough for the homeless... criticize churches for not giving enough money to starving families, can criticize the cancer society for being concerned only with cancer! LOL we can point fingers at anything or anyone.




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    Post by Nystyle709 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:34 pm



    Is there an age requirement or something to becoming the pope? It seems like they to elect mothefuckers who are near one foot in the grave to the papacy. I know I wouldn't be working at 76.



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    Post by Alan Smithee on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:46 pm

    Nystyle709 wrote:

    Is there an age requirement or something to becoming the pope? It seems like they to elect mothefuckers who are near one foot in the grave to the papacy. I know I wouldn't be working at 76.

    I'm not sure but I believe Cardinals over 80 can't vote for Pope. I guess that doesn't mean they can't elect someone older than that.



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    Post by Shale on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:58 am

    The Church is governed by centuries of outdated concepts and any pope is limited in what can be changed. Not picking on the Catholic Church alone - most Protestant denominations have many of the same beliefs. But by their nature 'protestants' are not forced to conform to a central doctrine and can grow with the times.

    It ain't just about gay rights either:






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    Post by wants2laugh on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:49 am

    i just deleted my extremely long post. its not worth arguing over.

    we all have a difference of opinions. and we all know that this is a hot topic. we also all know where we stand... so im not exactly sure why we keep getting on the same topic over and over.

    its the same argument over and over:

    Church=bad.... athiest = good... gays= good... devout christians = bad. broken record, record, record, record.





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    Post by Marc™ on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:46 am

    I don't understand why they go so old either. At 76, how long does he have to reign? Maybe a little over a decade. Plus I heard that he only has one lung. So....who knows....




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