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Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected Pope Francis

Posted on 03/13/2013 12:29:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: FatherofFive

“I really hope he will bring the Jesuits back to the Catholic Church.”

My sentiments exactly.

41 posted on 03/13/2013 12:42:00 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: SnakeDoctor

An we have enough of that stupid still shot?


42 posted on 03/13/2013 12:42:47 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The ultimate sense of humor belonged to Pope John 23. When asked by a journalist in 1960, “How many people work in the Vatican?”, he answered, “About half.”

43 posted on 03/13/2013 12:43:15 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Catsrus

He is from Argentina.

44 posted on 03/13/2013 12:43:47 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: stanne

You’ll live.


45 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:08 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: skinndogNN
I was sort of amazed that the new Pontiff didn't make a deferential nod to the U.S.'s Nobel Laureate. I was thinking it would have been sort of 'snappy' if Jorge had opted for just an initial as a name. How about

Pope O

in honor of "The One"?

46 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:17 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Hoodat

“compassionate conservative”, SWELL...

47 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:25 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Catsrus

They meant as in from the Americas viz. Western Hemisphere.

48 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:42 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Catsrus

Argentina where he was born is in South America.

so he’s definitely an American in the conventional definition.

although his father was an Italian immigrant.

49 posted on 03/13/2013 12:44:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: FatherofFive

Please explain the “Jesuits” thing. A liberal sect?

I just know they tend to be more academic.

50 posted on 03/13/2013 12:45:04 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Publius

LOL thats a good one! From what I understand about Pope Francis, he is socially Conservative, against abortion, and against same sex marriage, so thats good

51 posted on 03/13/2013 12:45:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Ax

From Wikipedia:

Early life

Jorge Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires, one of the five children of an Italian railway worker and his wife. After studying at the seminary in Villa Devoto, he entered the Society of Jesus on March 11, 1958. Bergoglio obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Colegio Máximo San José in San Miguel, and then taught literature and psychology at the Colegio de la Inmaculada in Santa Fe, and the Colegio del Salvador in Buenos Aires. He was ordained to the priesthood on December 13, 1969, by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano. He attended the Philosophical and Theological Faculty of San Miguel, a seminary in San Miguel. Bergoglio attained the position of novice master there and became professor of theology.

Impressed with his leadership skills, the Society of Jesus promoted Bergoglio and he served as provincial for Argentina from 1973 to 1979. He was transferred in 1980 to become the rector of the seminary in San Miguel where he had studied. He served in that capacity until 1986. He completed his doctoral dissertation in Germany and returned to his homeland to serve as confessor and spiritual director in Córdoba.

Bergoglio succeeded Cardinal Quarracino on February 28, 1998. He was concurrently named ordinary for Eastern Catholics in Argentina, who lacked their own prelate. Pope John Paul II summoned the newly named archbishop to the consistory of February 21, 2001 in Vatican City and elevated Bergoglio with the papal honors of a cardinal. He was named to the Cardinal-Priest of Saint Robert Bellarmino.


As cardinal, Bergoglio was appointed to several administrative positions in the Roman Curia. He served on the Congregation of Clergy, Congregation of Divine Worship and Sacraments, Congregation of Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Congregation of Societies of Apostolic Life. Bergoglio became a member of the Commission on Latin American and the Family Council.

As Cardinal, Bergoglio became known for personal humility, doctrinal conservatism and a commitment to social justice. A simple lifestyle has contributed to his reputation for humility. He lives in a small apartment, rather than in the palatial bishop’s residence. He gave up his chauffeured limousine in favor of public transportation, and he reportedly cooks his own meals.

Upon the death of Pope John Paul II, Bergoglio, considered papabile himself, participated in the 2005 papal conclave as a cardinal elector, the conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI. A widespread theory says that he was in a close race with Ratzinger until he emotionally asked that the cardinals not vote for him.[3] Earlier, he had participated in the funeral of Pope John Paul II and acted as a regent alongside the College of Cardinals, governing the Holy See and the Roman Catholic Church during the interregnum sede vacante period.

During the 2005 Synod of Bishops, he was elected a member of the Post-Synodal council. Catholic journalist John L. Allen, Jr. reported that Bergoglio was a frontrunner in the 2005 Conclave. An unauthorized diary of uncertain authenticity released in September 2005[4] confirmed that Bergogolio was the runner-up and main challenger of Cardinal Ratzinger at that conclave. The purported diary of the anonymous cardinal claimed Bergoglio received 40 votes in the third ballot, but fell back to 26 at the fourth and decisive ballot.

On November 8, 2005, Bergoglio was elected President of the Argentine Episcopal Conference for a three-year term (2005–2008) by a large majority of the Argentine bishops, which according to reports confirms his local leadership and the international prestige earned by his alleged performance in the conclave. He was reelected on November 11, 2008.


Abortion and euthanasia

Cardinal Bergoglio has invited his clergy and laity to oppose both abortion and euthanasia.


He has affirmed church teaching on homosexuality, though he teaches the importance of respecting individuals who are homosexual. He strongly opposed legislation introduced in 2010 by the Argentine Government to allow same-sex marriage, calling it a “real and dire anthropological throwback”.[8] In a letter to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, he wrote:

“Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

He has also insisted that adoption by homosexuals is a form of discrimination against children. This position received a rebuke from Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who said the church’s tone was reminiscent of “medieval times and the Inquisition.”

Other functions of Cardinal Bergoglio

Member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Member of the Congregation for the Clergy.

Member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

Member of the Pontifical Council for the Family

Ordination 13 December 1969
by Ramón José Castellano

Consecration 27 June 1992
by Antonio Quarracino

Created Cardinal 21 February 2001

52 posted on 03/13/2013 12:45:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It does seem that way. Not a bad thing, I agree.

53 posted on 03/13/2013 12:46:08 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
Anytime God wanted someone to go announce his plans to all the world, most of the time He changes their names ...

Abram --> Abraham
Simon --> Peter
Saul --> Paul


BTW, my confirmation name is Peter,

54 posted on 03/13/2013 12:46:38 PM PDT by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey ("I have an open mind ... just not so open that my brain falls out onto the floor!!")
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he will be as stubborn as a mule........

55 posted on 03/13/2013 12:46:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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Godspeed, Pope.

56 posted on 03/13/2013 12:47:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: fwdude

There is some negative aspects of the Jesuits as well.

Very much into undoing the reformation.

57 posted on 03/13/2013 12:47:50 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: FatherofFive

AMEN!! I PRAY he doesn’t bring the Catholic Church towards the Jesuits.....ULTRA LIBERALS at least in the US.

58 posted on 03/13/2013 12:48:01 PM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: SnakeDoctor; stanne


59 posted on 03/13/2013 12:48:19 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: skinndogNN

They pick SAINT’S names.

60 posted on 03/13/2013 12:48:35 PM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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