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I’m curious, what does it mean for the cardinals that didn’t vote for the winner? I mean, if you believe the Holy Spirit picks the Pope and you’re a cardinal that didn’t vote for the winner, what doesn’t that say about your spirituality?


114 posted on 03/13/2013 11:57:54 AM PDT by MeOnTheBeach
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I mean, if you believe the Holy Spirit picks the Pope and you’re a cardinal that didn’t vote for the winner, what doesn’t that say about your spirituality?

Then each of those men is a false prophet. No?

117 posted on 03/13/2013 11:59:53 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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I’m curious, what does it mean for the cardinals that didn’t vote for the winner? I mean, if you believe the Holy Spirit picks the Pope and you’re a cardinal that didn’t vote for the winner, what doesn’t that say about your spirituality?

I don't remember a case in Scripture where God relied on the democratic process. Selection of King Saul maybe, but that didn't work out very well.
138 posted on 03/13/2013 12:05:30 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: MeOnTheBeach
I’m curious, what does it mean for the cardinals that didn’t vote for the winner? I mean, if you believe the Holy Spirit picks the Pope and you’re a cardinal that didn’t vote for the winner, what doesn’t that say about your spirituality?

First off, the Holy Spirit does not pick the successor to St. Peter. At the beginning of the conclave, the cardinals pray for the grace of the Holy Spirit, that a worthy Shepherd of the whole flock of Christ be elected by us.

165 posted on 03/13/2013 12:12:41 PM PDT by NYer (Beware the man of a single book - St. Thomas Aquinas)
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I’m curious, what does it mean for the cardinals that didn’t vote for the winner? I mean, if you believe the Holy Spirit picks the Pope and you’re a cardinal that didn’t vote for the winner, what doesn’t that say about your spirituality?
I assume they have the same tradition which is manifested at political conventions in the US - after the nominee gets over the top in votes, a motion is entertained, seconded, and passed, making the selection unanimous.

357 posted on 03/13/2013 1:45:23 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion
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