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  •  I realize Pope choices are slim (2+ / 0-)
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    SeaTurtle, irishwitch

    given who gets power in the church by following the status quo line. But if Küng had a chance, at 84 he's too old for the job. Surely there are younger candidates who might be semi-reformers at least, and whose relative youth would ensure a long enough period of leadership to get something done.

    •  J, the college of cardinals has been packed (2+ / 0-)
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      Joieau, irishwitch

      with only arch conservative, homophobic, misogynist, reactionaries.  Not a semi-reformer in there.  As Kung explains, all have been carefully screened with loyalty oaths and the minute they don't pipe the party line, they are gone.  (Reminds me of another white old boys organization...)

      A reformer to emerge from this group would stand as much chance as a 'snowball in hell.'  

      Yes, of course Kung is far too old; though he has 'kept' far better than his buddy, Benedict.   But maybe one day, someone who has carried on his tradition will.

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      by SeaTurtle on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 11:39:11 AM PST

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      •  Truth be told, (2+ / 0-)
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        SeaTurtle, irishwitch

        the Catholic hierarchy at/attached to 'Rome' may be at the end of its ~1600 year reign. As thoroughly corrupt as it has proven itself to be throughout that history right up to Ratzy at Gandolfo right now, it may well be time.

        Worse, it probably won't be the longstanding sexual abuse of minors that takes 'em deservedly down. Instead, it'll likely be financial shenanigans. Whatever works.

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