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To: xsmommy
Most catholics alive today, have nothing but vague memories of anybody but John Paul II as pope. There are adults now who were born after he took office. His eventual passing will profoundly affect the church.
9 posted on 09/30/2003 7:23:08 AM PDT by dogbyte12
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To: dogbyte12
I respect the Pope emensely even though I am a Baptist. The man is an authority for principal and morals. When his time is up, God will take him home as he is a faithful servent to his Kingdom. May Christs love continue to spread across the globe.
13 posted on 09/30/2003 7:34:56 AM PDT by smith288 ("The key to our success will be your execution." -Scott Adams)
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To: dogbyte12
Most catholics alive today, have nothing but vague memories of anybody but John Paul II as pope. There are adults now who were born after he took office. His eventual passing will profoundly affect the church.

You are correct. I am 33 and barely remeber the prior Pope(not even the name off the top of my head) who only lasted 1 month or so. I too love the pope, the only complaint I have is that he is too far away to see the damage the priest/pedophilia scandal has done to the church. Taking a hard stand against those priests and the bishops who just shuffled the offending priests off to a new parish to diddle again, would have sent the best message possible. Instead it appears that the pope doesn't care. When really it's more like he is out of touch with the people.

27 posted on 09/30/2003 8:08:13 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: dogbyte12
He is among the 2 or 3 dozen people most responsible for killing off the evil empire. I'm not sure what act or sacrifice I will make when he passes but something is required because he has made my life and my kids life better and people all through Europe are free, in part,because of the things he did.
108 posted on 09/30/2003 11:06:28 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig ("I've got a feeling you've got a heart like mine. Let's stomp some rat ba!!$, you can let it shine.")
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To: dogbyte12
He is a giant of the 20th Century. Just as the curtain drew down perceptibly on that span of time we were molded and glavanized by by the events of 9-11, so we shall see the same for his passing.

I remember only too well the day he was shot many years ago. It was one of the worst birthdays of my life. I was very heartened he lived.

He will have the legacy of not only being one of the best Popes ever, but one of the best human beings of his time.

Let the blessings be.

223 posted on 09/30/2003 1:48:53 PM PDT by bicycle thug (Fortia facere et pati Americanum est.)
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To: dogbyte12
My friend, who is an atheist, nevertheless thinks it will be exciting for the both of us, 26 years old to be able to witness all that goes along with the conclaves that vote for the next Pope. As much as I will be saddened by Pope John Paul II's passing, I agree.
244 posted on 09/30/2003 6:57:34 PM PDT by Conservative til I die (Scratch an evangelical long enough and you'll uncover a heretic or even a blasphemer.)
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