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Old 03-30-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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In the Catholic Church, conservatives have been riding high since 1978, when Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II. Five years ago, with the election of Benedict XVI, their power was reaffirmed.....



Pope Benedict's Conservative Agenda Could Fail - Newsweek.com
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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The Catholic Church has no one but themselves to blame. Although I don't practice it much I am a Catholic. When you have a problem, you handle it, not cover it up. American society is much more forgiving if you come out in the open and address a problem as opposed to trying to cover it up and then the cover gets blown and everyone finds out anyway. OJ Simpson, he tried to cover up, look at his reputation. Brett Farve admitted he had an adiction to pain killers, got help, handled the situation, how many people recalled that situation this year when Farve took his team to the NFC championship?

The second point I want to bring up is that anyone that says that the media isn't big business and isn't all about the money is living under a rock. Why do you think the media broke the story about the Catholic Church this week? It's Holy Week, the most important week of the church all year. More attention is on the Catholic Church this week more than any other week of the year. Drop this story in mid-July, it won't have near the impact.
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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Why do you think the media broke the story about the Catholic Church this week?
You mean the media waited? Is there evidence for that?

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It's Holy Week, the most important week of the church all year.
God says, every day is holy, or none is. Perhaps it was God who got the maximum embarrassment for his enemies who invented this 'Holy Week' idea.

Well done God.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Too busy trying to rack up sainthood for Benedict. which they blew on Pope John (too many nut cases of religousity with inconsistant tales of miracles) Pope John like Mary (the mother of Jesus) would not want anything to do with the Catholic bureaucracy trying to drive their manmade divinities and pagan rituals. Pope Benedict is a nice old guy with much wisdom and regardless of the oddities of their religion he IS a man of God, but is clueless unless prompted by his servants to decide on anything not withstanding worldwide outcries associated with gay priests abuses (priests who were gay as teens before even becoming priests). Religion has an ordor to it, but everyone should show respect for good nuns, priests,deacons and members who are Jesus oriented christians whohave done much for the kingdom of God.

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Old 04-04-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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You mean the media waited? Is there evidence for that?
what sort of evidence would you like?

You do not find it the least bit suspicious that this story "broke" on Holy week? From the NY Times no less. Give me a Break!
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Yep. I can't wait for Benedict to return to proscribing teachings of Copernicus and Galileo. The church just hasn't been the same since they lifted those bans.
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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In the Catholic Church, conservatives have been riding high since 1978, when Karol Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II. Five years ago, with the election of Benedict XVI, their power was reaffirmed.....



Pope Benedict's Conservative Agenda Could Fail - Newsweek.com
But he was only an interim Pope. He's already old.

The next one's gonnabe fairly younger and will rock it all up like Pope JP2 did. It's possibly an African or Asian.

The catholic church is all set to take a brilliant turn with the times The future of catholicism is in Asia and Africa. The West can go fly a kite
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:02 PM
 
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But he was only an interim Pope. He's already old.

The next one's gonnabe fairly younger and will rock it all up like Pope JP2 did. It's possibly an African or Asian.

The catholic church is all set to take a brilliant turn with the times The future of catholicism is in Asia and Africa.
Until the Asians and Africans wise up.

Though they might have done that now.
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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Until the Asians and Africans wise up.

Though they might have done that now.
Asia has better family structure, for example. It's not a society of half sons and step daughters, one. And two, the priests will operate on a scare factor where if there is child abuse, people will literally drag his carcass on the streets and pull his intestines out. I'm not joking

Besides, we are living in a century where China and other countries are on the ascent. In 50 years, they will start to own the rest of the world totally. The Vatican's always thrived on pork (and I speak so strictly from a business analysis point of view)

70% of the churches in the West are living in debt already. It's a failing system and they have every potential to rejuvenate in Africa and Asia. Africa, not so much.
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:27 PM
 
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what sort of evidence would you like?

You do not find it the least bit suspicious that this story "broke" on Holy week? From the NY Times no less. Give me a Break!
Maybe the "media" wanted to get the Catholic Church's attention..FINALLY..afterall, they harbor/hide/protect/and prefer to ignore pedophiles.


Is there an "appropriate" time to stop the abuse, expose the enablers...YES. As soon as possible...



AND the abuse, sins, and crimes of the Cathoilic Church have been going on for years.....if they didn't want the bad publicity they should have done the MORALLY CORRECT thing and weeded out the abuse themselves!!!
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