Skip to comments.Cardinals Gather Ahead of Conclave to Elect Pope (NO Clear Favorite!)
Posted on 04/17/2005 3:52:49 PM PDT by NYer
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I hope it will be Ivan Dias. NOT an Italian (no issue with Italians, lovely people, it's jsut that the church MUST be more cosmopolitan), in fact, NOT a European.
Coach K for Pope. That would make it two Poles in a row.
i am sure Duke Vitale would be all for raising Coach K to the Papacy!
I guess I meant "Catholic thinker." The bar for being considered a "thinker" has been lowered considerably in religious circles lately, but I think you still have to know that there was no Pope Pius XXIII, and be able to tell the difference between John 3:16 and John 16:3.
Actually, the business about John 3:16 may be an internet legend. But adding 11 non-existent Pope Piuses is still a problem.
"it's a slam dunk baby"
That's my sole issue with Ratzinger - at 78, he would be unlikely to have a very long papacy. We need another long conservative papacy to uproot the last vestiges of liberalism.
to hear xshub tell it, duke vitale wants to have Coach K's child....
As a follow-up to the very good answer provided by xsmommy, we UNC fans had great fun mocking Vitale all season long for his worship of Dook (the preferred spelling of that institution by Tar Heel fans); we called him "Dookie V" because of his repeated praise, ad nauseum, of everything Blue Devil-related.
So we were presented with quite a dilemma when, with the field narrowed to eight and Dook having been eliminated, Vitale proclaimed that UNC would win the title. Many of us took it as a bad omen. Personally, I took it as a sign of intellectual and analytical growth.
xshub is a HUUUUUUGE Syracuse fan, undergrad and law school, and it galled him no end that Duke Vitale has NEVER given SU it's due, even when they won the Natioal C'ship!
What amazes me is that these guys can meet and elect a Pope and still manage to lead the National League Central Division. I suspect that Baseball season is a difficult time to have to go through this process. But if they are half as good at electing a Pope as they are at winning baseball games, they should do just fine.
LOL! i can't believe that this supposedly papal thread is rife with NCCA basketball and baseball talk!!
Agree--my dad was a Syracuse grad, and big UNC fan because two of his kids attended. Vitale was a four letter word in our house.
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I dunno if I oughta admit it, but my mama went to Duke way back when (I think she graduated in '45). What's more, she played basketball back when women did the half court thing. I think her scoring record still stands (and probably will forever, unless women go back to half court ball).
Her ability was not passed on to me - I am definitely NOT tall and willowy.
That all sounds great, but you still haven't answered for why man is voting, and it's called the move of the Holy Spirit.
God simply grants permission for choosing leadership in many cases.
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