Skip to comments.US Will Have Unprecedented Voice In Electing New Pope
Posted on 02/12/2013 7:09:24 AM PST by Biggirl
When the next Papal Conclave meets behind closed doors to replace the retiring Pope Benedict XVI, the United States will have an unprecedented voice in the process. Eleven cardinal electors, almost 10 percent of the conclave, will be Americans -- the largest share the country has ever had, even though it has historically had a large Catholic population. The retiring pope gets credit for the greater influence of the U.S.
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Good Grief...When’s the last time we had a “Pope Gone Wild”. I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
It will be an interesting conclave to say the least.
Obama found some dirt on the Vatican and threatened to expose it. In exchange for guarantees of silence, the current pope will resign and the next pope will be the first black pope.
And pray as well they select a strong Pope; not a politically correct one.
Please no conspiracy theory stuff okay. :)
So, they underlying tenet of this is that the USA will be influential in electing the first “black pope?” Gee, we all know how well that worked out here in 2008....
I am rc but god help us if american bishops have much say in this. Waay too many Marxists and pederasty-shielders. Some are awesome but you don’t get to here them much.
As usual there isn’t really a good connection here between headline, story and reality.
Why don’t you post /sarc with posts like this?
It is so untrue.
Like good old pedophile protector Cardinal Mahony!
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Saves me from having to say it. The Americans are probably the most liberal of all. Although, Marxists are all over the world high in the church. For me, it's always worrysome to change Pope's. Until I see the pick, I worry that this will be the change agent we have dreaded. A little pressure from Kerry, Biden, Pelosi, and Kennedy's, and bada bing bada boom, abortion isn't quite as bad as we thought and sodomizing children is just loving them in a special way. Oh, and how about those new women priests?
Our Emperor will feel like he’s back home in Chicago.
It will be this Person's decision that matters in the end.
He gets the final word in.
Please tell that to the 17 families who rule the world (according to my best pal.)
I’ll guarantee you that US policy will have NO influence other than the rejection of most of US policy from the next Pope.
I personally think the next pope is going to be Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco from Genoa since he is very much like Pope Benedict XVI
Since Latin America has about 43% of the world’s catholics, does that mean they have 43% of the cardinals? (I’m not Roman Catholic, so I don’t know.)
If so, could they team with the 10+% of North Americans (Canada?) to control the selection?
Finally, is there a truly conservative cardinal anywhere in the Americas?
Pretty sure European countries have the most with Italy having more that any other European countries
Here is the list
“”Finally, is there a truly conservative cardinal anywhere in the Americas?””
I would rather say strong Traditional Catholic since conservatism can even be considered a form of liberalism to the Traditional catholic
And yes, there are strong Traditional Cardinals in the America’s. Cardinal Edwin Frederick O’Brien comes to mind,but there are others
Cardinal Burke is very traditional, but he was moved to Rome and is the Chief Canon Lawyer. Cardinals Dolan, George, and DiNardo are solid as is Cardinal O’Brian who was the Archbishop of the U.S. Military Diocese and I would put him more in line with Cardinal Burke. I would think all of these Cardinals would favor somone more in tuned with Pope Benedict.
Cardinal O’Malley is ok, Mahoney, I have never been a fan of. Rigali is no progressive type either, not a traditionalist in terms of Liturgy, etc, but no progressive.
In the end I think all the Americans would follow the Group I cited above ad those guys are the ones who will influence American votes. From what I gathered, in the end it seems that all of the U.S. Cardinals eventually backed Cardinal Ratzinger, some on the 1st ballot, some 2nd, all by the 4th.
“”Cardinal Burke is very traditional, but he was moved to Rome and is the Chief Canon Lawyer. Cardinals Dolan, George, and DiNardo are solid as is Cardinal OBrian who was the Archbishop of the U.S. Military Diocese and I would put him more in line with Cardinal Burke. I would think all of these Cardinals would favor somone more in tuned with Pope Benedict.””
I agree with what you just wrote, there is no doubt that Benedict XVI has appointed some strong Cardinals.
Just last week Cardinal Burke came out with this..
Cardinal Burke: No Communion for Irish Politicians who Support Abortion
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