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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?
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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To: MeOnTheBeach; conservatism_IS_compassion
I would hope that all the also-rans were also worthy men, any one of hom could have made a good pope.

Like most--- not all, but most --- matters which depend on human freedom (the choice of a college major, of a spouse, of a job, and many other things) God gives us a number of "goods" among which we are free to choose. It's not always a contest between good and evil.

363 posted on 03/13/2013 2:06:50 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He turn to you His countenance and give you peace.")
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