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  •  You and me, both. Believe it when I see it! nt (1+ / 0-)
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    "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by Kombema on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 06:12:21 PM PST

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    •  He's already protecting the nuns (0+ / 0-)

      Benedict was trying to shut down.  They count more than Bishops do.  Catholics aren't really that impressed with Bishops.  They are tolerated but not adored, unless they're genuinely Christian.  Pope Francis is reinvigorating my parish, the hope is palpable.  Most of our congregation supports social justice issues.  The deep conservatives have backed off a lot since Francis' election.  

      I'm always surprised that punishment is such a huge deal for some Progressives.  I don't give a shit if Cheney goes to jail, I hope he suffers loss of arrogance when Liz loses, that he writhes over the pain of not being a kingmaker anymore, that Halliburton ends up paying out so much in civil lawsuits that he has to sell a house and worry about medical bills.  Making martyrs for RW morons is counter-productive.  A life where you suddenly realize you're just ordinary is the most painful punishment for these people.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 09:22:00 AM PST

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      •  The nuns are wonderful and admirable, but they (0+ / 0-)

        are not more important than the American Bishops. The Bishops have power to hire, fire, protect from justice and move priests around as punishment, close parishes, sell property, land and air rights, etc.

        They wield tremendous power over people and assets -- not to mention the press.

        Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

        by Catskill Julie on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 10:14:16 AM PST

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        •  I was talking moral power. (0+ / 0-)

          I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

          by I love OCD on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 06:36:15 PM PST

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