Skip to comments.
Papabile of the day: Cardinal Scola
National Catholic Reporter ^
| John Allen
Posted on 02/18/2013 9:06:23 AM PST by SMCC1
"By consensus, there's no slam-dunk, take-it-to-the-bank favorite heading into the next papal election, but the closest to thing to someone in pole position is probably 71-year-old Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan."
(Excerpt) Read more at ncronline.org ...
TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: benedict; catholic; pope; vatican
(although I wouldn't classify the reporter as "Catholic.")
posted on 02/18/2013 9:06:26 AM PST
SMCC1, I share your criticism with NCR in general, but I’ve been reading Allen for years and years, and I have spoken personally with him a half-dozen times, and I can attest that he is a very serious Catholic; I cannot vouch for his spiritual life, but I am confident that he is a staunch defender of the faith and the team!
posted on 02/18/2013 9:19:37 AM PST
So, evev though “things go better with Coke,” he would then be Pope Scola?
Papabile to some, but will he be palpable to the conclave?
posted on 02/18/2013 10:02:38 AM PST
So the worst joke from Catholic grade school may come to pass?
Hits the spot
That’s a lot!
In a lot of Italian words, an initial "s" is a negative (for example, gelare means "to freeze" and sgelare means "to thaw" or "to melt"). So Pope Scola might be the Uncola Pope.
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson