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  •  The only "outrage" I see (2+ / 0-)
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    jabney, erush1345

    is assigning "godly powers" to the new Pope . . .and it is the diarist who is doing it.

    Whatever the "powers" of his new office Francis doesn't just wave a wand (or a scepter, or whatever) and everything changes . . . he's just a guy, wrapped up in both his and a communal delusion, trying to do what he thinks is right.  As, I have to suppose, are all those, including those both within and without the Church who are writing about his "personal humility".  Or whatever.

    And I have to suppose that, "within the walls" there is already some discussion of just who rides in the Papal Limo . . . is it the man, or the office . . . and Francis's future behavior will be . . . adjusted . . . to reflect the outcome of that discussion.  More to his credit that he has some inclination to resist . . .

    I say this, FWIW, from the office of an "outside observer, an atheist (raised Presbyterian) with no particular love of or for "The Church Universal" . . .

    Fake Left, Drive Right . . . not my idea of a Democrat . . .

    by Deward Hastings on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 07:03:05 AM PDT

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    •  And really, the Vatican's press office? (2+ / 0-)
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      erush1345, Clem Yeobright

      Is one of the last things that needs reforming, considering what the rest of the Catholic power structure has been doing.

      Granted, it'd be one of the easiest, but he's also only been the pope for one day and reports are he's going much slower with the appointed office renewals/replacements than most recent-ish new popes have -- which was extrapolated to mean there could be a larger than usual number of replacements in those offices once all is said and done.

      Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

      by Cassandra Waites on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 07:17:16 AM PDT

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