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Ratzinger a Nazi? Don't believe it
Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 18, 2005 | Sam Ser

Posted on 04/19/2005 9:52:18 AM PDT by Alouette

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To: Northern Yankee

Il vino bianco. LOL!


151 posted on 04/19/2005 6:58:41 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Alouette


Marktl am Inn, Pope Benedict XVI's birthplace and hometown

Those who attack the Pope for his compulsory membership in the Hitler Youth have lost the argument. They assert the Nazi association because they think it is their strongest point, and that is both ridiculous and pathetic.
152 posted on 04/19/2005 7:01:45 PM PDT by OESY
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To: Victoria Delsoul
What drives these people and their hatred?
I think what drives them crazy is righteousness, goodness, and conservatism. I guess they were expecting a liberal Pope.

Then again, it might just be their hatred.

153 posted on 04/19/2005 7:05:13 PM PDT by SJackson (The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love, Andre Malraux)
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To: SJackson

Which is motivated by the same reasons, lol.


154 posted on 04/19/2005 7:12:06 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Victoria Delsoul

I don't bother looking at DU, but the posts that I've seen from that site have convinced me that the place is basically an on-line psychiatric ward.


155 posted on 04/19/2005 7:23:09 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (I ain't got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain't rich, but lord I'm free.)
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To: Alouette

Encouraging news about the background of the new Pope.


156 posted on 04/19/2005 8:45:50 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: ladylib

Katie Couric was esp. rabid today in commenting on the announcement. Whatever is ABC thinking, giving this woman a platform for her hateful venom?


157 posted on 04/19/2005 8:48:25 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Northern Yankee
"What drives these people and their hatred?"

Putting their political ideology before their religion. The church has chosen someone who will apply staunchly the doctrine and principles of Christ and the Christian hold word the Bible. If they have a problem with that, then maybe they should join a different church? One that is in favor of changing with the ways of the world and which ever whim or fancy the fashion is going these days.

158 posted on 04/20/2005 4:57:23 AM PDT by Kelly_2000
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To: Kelly_2000
Well put!

You're too darn smart!

159 posted on 04/20/2005 5:33:24 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs a soldier)
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To: Northern Yankee

LOL it's righteous wrath :-)


160 posted on 04/20/2005 5:36:50 AM PDT by Kelly_2000
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To: Goodgirlinred

me too.


161 posted on 04/20/2005 6:48:51 AM PDT by go-ken-go
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To: Kelly_2000

Well I imagine he will apply doctrine staunchly...what else would one expect of the 'Grand Inquisitor'? ;-)...but why do liberals in the Church think it is so unreasonable for the Church to hold fast to doctrinal and other principles that have served them for 2 millenia?

The Church has been a solid rock of Faith standing resolute in a sea of social change through the 'fall' of Rome, 'dark ages', medieval conspiracies, plagues, discoveries of new continents, industrial and social revolutions and global wars...doubtless the Vatican would hold that is because God's Truth is ETERNAL not subject to whim and wimsy of fashion...CONSTANCY must have SOME value eh? It does imo anyway.

Imo many people both respect and are attracted to strength and solidity that the Church offers in unstable times precisely because they know it wont bend with every gust of the winds of change...when MUCH around them is changing rapidly people want to know SOMEthing can be relied upon to be the same for them tomorrow as it is today...perhaps that has something to do with the Church's longevity and why it seems to move only GLACIALLY and after vast deliberation much to the consternation of liberals.

Speaking of which I saw a local liberal nun on the news last night railing viciously at Benedict XVI and saying that many like-minded Catholics would find ways to gather prayerfully in opposition "outside their Church parishes".

Ummm...isn't there a word for that; PROTESTANT???

Maybe she thought that after Cardinal Ratzingers election to the Papacy the post of Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith was now empty so she was safe from excommunication?

We in the West at least live in largely secularized relatively free societies where membership in the Church is not compulsory for those who disagree too strongly with its doctrines; to thine own self be true and let the Church be true to itself and it's values as well eh?


162 posted on 04/20/2005 8:27:37 AM PDT by FYREDEUS
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To: nina0113

ping


163 posted on 04/20/2005 6:56:26 PM PDT by Steve1789 (Stay to the far right to get by.)
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