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  •  Basically: I'm not sure I trust ... (5+ / 0-)
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    if not "him" personally, than the rest of his papacy and the hierarchy supporting it.

    So yes ... it sounds nice and ecumenical and all-inclusive.  More so than any other Pope's nice,ecumenical and all-inclusive "outreach".

    This Pope is saying more of the right things more of the time than President Obama during his first 100 days.  And look how well that seamless garment has worn over the years.

    Now ... if His Holiness  were to suspend the "personal prelature" that is the Opus Die  ... THEN I'd be convinced "this one is different."

    •  To be fair... (6+ / 0-)

      he can't control how the rest of the flock reacts, so aside from the condescending "heaven exists whether the atheists believe it or not" subtext, I give him credit for this. longer in SF.... -9.00, -7.38

      by TFinSF on Wed May 22, 2013 at 04:56:55 PM PDT

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      •  They've been reasonably good at keeping a fervent (3+ / 0-)
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        minority in their believer pool demonizing non-Catholics - or, even "reformed" Catholics.

        Perhaps he was speaking to that minority.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:58:06 PM PDT

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