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  •  Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope. (5+ / 0-)

    In the Franciscan style they plead for the impoverished.

    Wealth style churches may or may not heed the new lesson.

    •  an awful lot of Catholics will ignore him (0+ / 0-)

      Never mind Protestants, which pretty much all wealth-style churches are.

      Most people regardless of their religious persuasion don't actually like or care about poor people.

      Domestic politics is the continuation of civil war by other means.

      by Visceral on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 03:27:06 PM PST

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      •  most Catholics tend to ignore the Pope (1+ / 0-)
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        on doctrinal issues they disagree with him about.  The most famous example is probably the RCC's stance on birth control and condoms vs the real world activities of the rank and file

        •  Yeah, but there's a big difference (1+ / 0-)
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          between a married couple going, "We can't afford any more children: how could we feed and clothe them?" and a one percenter going, "I'm too rich to pay taxes."

          English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

          by Youffraita on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 01:05:36 AM PST

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