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  •  It's going to take the equivalent (4+ / 0-)

    of Moses' forty years  in the wilderness to reform the Church's hierarchy. Older leaders will have to die off and be replaced by ones who see the world the way Francis does. He won't be able to do it in his lifetime, most likely. He can only set the ball rolling and hope to be able to make enough progress so that when his successor is appointed, that successor will carry on his work.

    It's going to be harder than hard. It's going to require reversing literally centuries of inertia. I wish him (and them) luck.

    Disclaimer: I'm not Catholic, this is just my view as an outsider.

    Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    by Omir the Storyteller on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 12:09:42 PM PST

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    •  Well, I'm a former Catholic, and I think you're (3+ / 0-)

      spot on. I just hope this is not an empty promise, but a real one. And if so, that the Vatican's Byzantine syndicate doesn't conspire to "give" him a premature "heart attack."

      "Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob." -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

      by Kombema on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 02:49:42 PM PST

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