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Old 04-18-2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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Yet another vote for our man to be the next Pope.


i came across this and it made me so i just had to post it here.
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:01 PM   #2
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Pity he aint a Catholic I guess...just so long as Ratzinger doesn't get it I'm happy enough (and I'm betting against Cardinal R.)
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yeah my dad was telling me about Ratzinger....he sounds a little out there to me.
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Ratzinger certainly isn't my pick but he does seem to be the logical choice for the cardinals.

Cute cartoon.
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a pope that was a member of the hitler youth?
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a pope that was a member of the hitler youth?
That just could kill him. I just watched a little of Hardball (shocking for me to watch TV news these days) and Chris Matthews was interviewing Father Andrew Greeley. Greeley said that presidential elections and papal elections are similiar--both are actually prettty muddy. I think this Hitler Youth thing could kill Ratzinger's chances. Also, he's just turned 78. Not that I mind. The two biggest questions are 1) is the new pope going to be Italian/European or Latin American (forget about North America... Hell will freeze over first) and 2)will they pick another relatively young pope who will have a long reign or will they pick an elderly "caretaker" pope? We've had an old, sick pope for awhile now. Do they want more of that? Besides which, they'd better be careful about their choices. The last time they elected a "caretaker pope", Pope John XXIII, they got Vatican II. The cardinals don't always get what they want.
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Originally posted by verte76 2)will they pick another relatively young pope who will have a long reign or will they pick an elderly "caretaker" pope? We've had an old, sick pope for awhile now. Do they want more of that? Besides which, they'd better be careful about their choices. The last time they elected a "caretaker pope", Pope John XXIII, they got Vatican II. The cardinals don't always get what they want.
You forget about John Paul I. He fit the bill of "old caretaker Pope" too well, and died after a month. However, the question still lingers as to whether John Paul I was poisoned. It is said that he was ready to soften up on contraception after meeting with the United Nations.

I just hope that Ratzinger doesn't become Pope. I will never call him "Pope" either. He will always be "Cardinal Ratzinger" to me, and I will never respect such a bigoted old man as him.

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From what I have read his stint in the Hitler Youth was hardly enjoyable. According to the Times Online, he joined when he was fourteen right after membership was made mandatory. He was then enrolled in an AA unit at a BMW plant then was sentto Hungary where he deserted in 1944 at the age of 17.

Since I am not Catholic, this really does not matter to me, but to make him out to be a jackbooted, goosestepping Nazi seems a little out of touch with reality.
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I reckon that Angelo fella from Italy will be the next one.
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I like that cartoon

No way will the next Pope be American, that's the only thing I know for sure. If he is, I will genuflect to Bono when he comes out on stage

I heard about the Hitler youth thing, but I never heard it mentioned that it was mandatory, so thanks for that info
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If Ratzinger is elected pope whatever little remains of my life as a Catholic will be wiped out entirely.

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I don't want Ratzinger either. He's not the only guy who's getting votes, but he apparently has the biggest bloc in the early voting. There's a Czech guy, I forget his name, but another Slavic pope would certainly be interesting. If we do get Ratzinger I won't quit the church. That would be too drastic. But it may be that the only reason I'm part of the Catholic Church is the Church in the U.S.
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From what I have read his stint in the Hitler Youth was hardly enjoyable. According to the Times Online, he joined when he was fourteen right after membership was made mandatory. He was then enrolled in an AA unit at a BMW plant then was sentto Hungary where he deserted in 1944 at the age of 17.

Since I am not Catholic, this really does not matter to me, but to make him out to be a jackbooted, goosestepping Nazi seems a little out of touch with reality.
I totally agree.

Anyway, I don´t think Ratzinger will get it. At the moment there are two blocks, he leads the conservative one, and the Cardinal of Milan (?) the reform-oriented block. Since there hasn´t been a quick twothird majority for either of them, media speculates that it might be a surprise candidate.
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the Cardinal of Milan (?) the reform-oriented block.
The Cardinal of Milan is linked to Opus Dei and is heavily conservative. I guess the only reason he's considered "moderate" is due to the other wackos he works with. I guess anyone standing next to Cardinal Ratzinger would be labelled "moderate."

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What is this Opus Dei? pardon my protestant ignorance, though i have heard of it.
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