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'The will of God is not entirely clear': Cardinal hints at tough task facing church
NBC News ^ | 3/10/13 | Alastair Jamieson, Keir Simmons and Yuka Tachibana

Posted on 03/11/2013 6:44:29 AM PDT by BlatherNaut

ROME — An American cardinal in Rome hinted Sunday at the difficulty of deciding who should be the next pope, saying the papal conclave was a time when “the will of God is not entirely clear.”

Chicago’s archbishop, Cardinal Francis George, asked for “help and prayers” as he and 114 other cardinals prepared to enter the papal conclave to elect a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.

“I ask you for your prayer to help the Holy Spirit to be present among us to open our hearts and our minds to what is the will of God for his people throughout the world," he told reporters after saying mass at the local church assigned to him during his stay in Rome.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events
KEYWORDS: cardinalgeorge; conclave
"Vatican observers say the choice is wider than it has been in modern memory, with no emerging consensus on who should be the next leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics."
1 posted on 03/11/2013 6:44:29 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

Hopefully the radical socialist from South Africa doesn’t get the nod.

2 posted on 03/11/2013 6:48:08 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
The man many have picked to be the next Pope is set to share a platform with a representative of one of America’s most radical left “think tanks.”

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, radical actor/activist Martin Sheen and Emira Woods of – the Washington DC based Institute for Policy Studies, are all invited guest speakers at the leftist Africa Faith And Justice’s 30th Anniversary, March 1, 2013 through March 3, 2013, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.

IPS, active since the 1960s, has infiltrated every Democratic Administration since Jimmy Carter. President Barack Obama was a trustee of an IPS “partner” organization, Demos, as was his communist ”Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones. Both outgoing US Secretary of defense Leon Panetta and incoming Sec. Chuck Hagel also have IPS ties.

IPS was once notorious for its ties to the Soviet KGB and Castro’s intelligence services. The organization has been a major player in moving America leftward, for almost 50 years now.

3 posted on 03/11/2013 7:01:06 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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I did not realize Cardinal George was healthy enough to make the trip. My husband interviewed him when he was new to Chicago, and when questioned, he admitted that he didn’t have the time to pray before the Blessed Sacrament daily. Suffice it to say, The College of Cardinals needs our [many] prayers.

4 posted on 03/11/2013 7:55:15 AM PDT by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: BlatherNaut
'The will of God is not entirely clear'

is it ever ?
5 posted on 03/11/2013 8:07:32 AM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me.

John 10:27

6 posted on 03/11/2013 9:06:23 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

That’s a lotta black smoke. Imagine the carbon footprint.

7 posted on 03/11/2013 9:13:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BlatherNaut

If have to wonder if all those claims about the papacy being the Antichrist just might have a point.

8 posted on 03/11/2013 9:54:09 AM PDT by Nemoque
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To: BlatherNaut

Confusion and ignorance accompanies ventures into compromising with evil. God will let the good Cardinals know, good from evil in outcome.

It happens every time. It is natural law.

9 posted on 03/11/2013 2:28:26 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: BlatherNaut
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10 posted on 03/11/2013 4:04:11 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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