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  • We Have a Pope -- Pope Benedicit XVI

    04/20/2005 2:49:08 AM PDT · by backhoe · 34 replies · 1,482+ views
    various FR links & stories | 04-20-05 | the heavy equipment guy
     WE HAVE A POPE!!! (Cardinal Ratzinger-Pope Benedict XVI)    Habemus Papam! -- We Have a Pope! -- Pope Benedicit XVI    Cardinal Ratzinger of Germany Is New Pope    (LIVE THREAD) The Papal Conclave, Interregnum, Cardinals, Conclave Facts, Prayer and other links    New pope hailed for strong Jewish ties    Ed Koch: The New Pope and Anti-Semitism    APRIL 24, MASS TO INAUGURATE PONTIFICATE OF BENEDICT XVI  KEYWORDS: BENEDICT; BENEDICTXVI;  POPE; RATZINGER;    In Selection of New Pope, Third World Loses Out (Women, children, hit hardest)    God Is My Pilot (We have a Pope. The gates of hell...
  • Observers Wonder if Church Can Survive Total Loss of Membership

    04/22/2005 9:34:26 AM PDT · by bornacatholic · 270 replies · 2,981+ views
    Secret Agent Man Blog ^ | 5?18/05 | Secret Agent Man
    Pope Dies, Interregnum Begins "We're vindicated," Say Sedevacantists. * * * SSPX Refuses to Acknowledge Pope's Death Not bound by Vatican rulings, says Bishop. * * * Little-Known Papal Claimant Calls for Unity Excommunicates SSPX and Sedevacantists * * * Observers Wonder if Church Can Survive Total Loss of Membership (NOTZENIT) -- The world of the Roman Catholic faithful has been rocked by the death of John Paul II, who some observers say was holding the Church together with public-relations smoke and mirrors. Citing differences of doctrine, culture, and discipline, officials of the Society of St. Pius X have refused...
  • Disappointment over pope: 'They have taken my Lord'

    04/30/2005 6:13:13 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 81 replies · 1,283+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | April 30, 2005 | Lalor Cadley
    I was strolling through the St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop when the news came over the television that a new pope had been chosen. I felt a chill go through me and followed an urge to leave the store before his name was announced. My reaction surprised me. It had been years since I'd felt bound by what came down from Rome, yet clearly what happened there still mattered to me. Hours later, when I heard the news that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger had been chosen, my heart sank. Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was the head of the Congregation...
  • It's time for a black pope, but Europeans aren't ready

    04/21/2005 4:32:22 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 82 replies · 1,687+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 21, 2005 | MARY MITCHELL SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST
    I'm disappointed. Well, as disappointed as a non-Roman Catholic can be. Not that I have anything against the new pope, Benedict XVI (in case you've been away from civilization for the past week, the 78-year-old German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became the 265th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday). The event was surrounded by such a potent mixture of mysticism and celebration that it was as if we were all Roman Catholics for a day. This is a circumstance that captivated (and annoyed) non-Catholics. Come on, not even a contentious U.S. national election or worldwide tragedy garnered more media...
  • Wesley Pruden: Uninformed guesses, a little holy smoke

    04/19/2005 12:50:27 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 278+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, April 19, 2005 | Wesley Pruden
    Is nothing sacred in our time? London bookies, who will quote odds on which ant will spoil the first picnic of summer, have made Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi of Milan the favorite candidate for pope, going off at 5-2. Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria was quoted at 11-4 when the clubhouse door closed, and Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras was put at 4-1. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, everybody's early favorite — i.e., the choice of the Vatican press pool — sank to 7-1 at post time. Click to learn more... But the press pool is even more irreverent....
  • Black Smoke Rises out of Conclave: No Pope in second round of Voting.

    04/19/2005 5:00:40 AM PDT · by el_doctor2 · 26 replies · 763+ views
    VATICAN CITY — Smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel (search) chimney just before noon Tuesday — first emerging as gray but then turning darker — signaling that the cardinals had failed to choose a new pope for the second time. When the 115 voting cardinals do decide on a successor to Pope John Paul II (search), who died April 2 at age 84, the chimney will spew white smoke and bells will toll shortly afterward.
  • Many Third World Catholics Disappointed

    04/19/2005 4:30:05 PM PDT · by metalmanx2j · 113 replies · 2,030+ views
    AP ^ | April 19th | JOHN RICE
    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - From the shanty-covered hillsides of Tegucigalpa to the cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires and dusty villages in Africa, hopes had been high that the new pope would be someone intimately tied to the developing world and its challenges. Disappointment was evident when a German, Joseph Ratzinger — now Pope Benedict XVI — was chosen instead. "I would have liked someone different: younger, with new ideas and perhaps with darker skin like us," said Alfonso Mercado, an ice cream seller in Pereira, Colombia. Many in the city in Colombia's coffee-growing region hoped Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, who preached...
  • ELECTION OF A PONTIFF Pope choice fulfills ancient prophecy?

    04/19/2005 6:12:44 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 31 replies · 2,227+ views ^ | April 19, 2005 |
    A prophecy by a 12th-century Catholic saint that predicted characteristics of the last 112 popes appears to have been strengthened by the election of the new pontiff today. The prophecy labels the new pope "the Glory of the Olive." The Benedictine Order is known as the Olivetans and has as its symbol the olive branch. The new pope, though not of that order, chose as his name Benedict XVI.
  • Ratzinger a Nazi? Don't believe it

    04/19/2005 9:52:18 AM PDT · by Alouette · 162 replies · 12,888+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Apr. 18, 2005 | Sam Ser
    London's Sunday Times would have us believe that one of the leading contenders for the papacy is a closet Nazi. In if-only-they-knew tones, the newspaper informs readers that German-born Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was a member of the Hitler Youth during World War II and suggests that, because of this, the "panzer cardinal" would be quite a contrast to his predecessor, John Paul II. The article also classifies Ratzinger as a "theological anti-Semite" for believing in Jesus so strongly that – gasp! – he thinks that everyone, even Jews, should accept him as the messiah. To all this we should say,...

    04/19/2005 10:03:07 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 36 replies · 1,973+ views
    BBC ^ | 4/19/05 | Caroline Frost
    CARDINAL RATZINGER: PROFILE To some, he is the Catholic Church's intellectual salvation during a time of confusion and compromise. To others, he is an intimidating "Enforcer", punishing liberal thinkers, and keeping the Church in the Middle Ages. Certainly, in the world's largest Christian community the Pope's prefect of doctrine, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, cannot be overlooked. Against dissent While many theologians strive for a Catholic Church that is more open and in touch with the world around it, Ratzinger's mission is to stamp out dissent, and curb the "wild excesses" of this more tolerant era. He wields the tools of his...
  • Cardinals Name Ratzinger To Lead Catholic Church

    04/19/2005 10:09:43 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 27 replies · 1,684+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/19/05 | A WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE NEWS ROUNDUP
    The College of Cardinals named German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to be the next pope of the Catholic Church, ending the first papal conclave of the new millennium with surprising speed. The 78-year-old Cardinal Ratzinger, who took the papal name Benedict XVI, is known as the Vatican's watchdog for dogma. As head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for many years, he staunchly defended orthodoxy in all areas of church life from liturgical translations to sex-abuse cases. The crowd in St. Peter's Square cheered at the announcement and applauded his appearance on the balcony from which by Chilean...
  • Letter from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger to Anglicans opposed to gay bishop

    04/19/2005 10:39:05 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 194 replies · 6,702+ views
    american anglican council ^ | Oct 9, 2003 | +Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
    In 2003, after Episocpalian gay bishop Robinson was elected, a group of concerned Episcopalians and Anglicans met in emergency session, in Texas, to strategize how to respond -- through formally breaking away or other strategies.They received this letter from Rome: October 9, 2003 From Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger The Vatican, on behalf of Pope John Paul II I hasten to assure you of my heartfelt prayers for all those taking part in this convocation. The significance of your meeting is sensed far beyond Plano, and even in this City from which Saint Augustine of Canterbury was sent to confirm and strengthen...

    04/19/2005 10:14:45 AM PDT · by Kanardly · 26 replies · 1,731+ views
    With John Paul II’s death, speculation over his successor grows. Could Joseph Ratzinger be a coming German pope? Pope John Paul recent death has fueled speculation on who will be his successor. Although, officially, the Vatican cannot comment on the matter, insiders and observers are naming the major contenders. The Trumpet has pointed out many times over recent years that the pope to replace John Paul ii will be an arch-conservative and almost certainly the man to bring to fruition some of the most dreadful of end-time biblical prophecies. Our June 2002 issue stated of the next pope: Right wing...
  • Cardinal Ratzinger of Germany Is New Pope

    04/19/2005 10:04:34 AM PDT · by protest1 · 95 replies · 3,170+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | 19th April 2005 | WILLIAM J. KOLE
    Cardinal Ratzinger of Germany Is New Pope Europe - AP By WILLIAM J. KOLE, Associated Press Writer VATICAN CITY - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, a hard-line guardian of conservative doctrine, was elected the new pope Tuesday evening in the first conclave of the new millennium. He chose the name Pope Benedict XVI and called himself "a simple, humble worker." Ratzinger, the first German pope since the 11th century, emerged onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, where he waved to a wildly cheering crowd of tens of thousands and gave his first blessing as pope. Other cardinals clad in...
  • WE HAVE A POPE!!! (Cardinal Ratzinger-Pope Benedict XVI)

    04/19/2005 8:53:39 AM PDT · by Rutles4Ever · 2,927 replies · 159,696+ views
  • Women send up pink smoke to protest male-only conclave to elect pope

    04/19/2005 6:27:24 AM PDT · by mike182d · 174 replies · 14,403+ views
    CHICAGO (CNS) -- Before the cardinals locked into the Sistine Chapel had a chance to cast their first ballot April 18, a group protesting the lack of women's voices in the conclave gathered outside Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago to send up billows of bright pink smoke along with prayers for women to be heard. The event featured statements from several organizations supporting the ordination of women that called on the church to open its doors fully to women's participation. "At a time when young women are sold into slavery around the world, when war brings the rape of women,...
  • Ratzinger calls for “clarity of faith” ahead of papal conclave

    04/18/2005 6:12:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 52 replies · 1,470+ views
    Kaleej Times ^ | April 18, 2005
    VATICAN CITY - German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger defended Roman Catholic Church doctrine and condemned “the dictatorship of relativism” at Monday’s mass to pray for guidance in the election of the next pope.In his homily, Ratzinger, the dean of the College of Cardinals and a leading candidate for the papacy, said relativism “recognizes nothing definitive and its final measure is no more than ego and desire.”The 78-year-old cardinal pointed to “so many winds of doctrine that we have known in recent decades, so many ideological currents, so many ways of thinking,” including Marxism, liberalism, radical individualism, atheism and mysticism.He was speaking...
  • Cardinals' Detractors Hang 'Dirty Laundry'

    04/18/2005 7:55:48 PM PDT · by metalmanx2j · 16 replies · 737+ views
    AP ^ | April 18, 2005 | FRANCES D'EMILIO
    VATICAN CITY - Accusations of involvement in kidnappings of priests in Argentina dog one papal contender. "Revelations" about Nazi links surface about another top candidate. Gossipy items about health problems raise doubts about others. Like a U.S. presidential campaign, the run-up to the election of a pope has seen some dirty laundry hung out in public, and it's not the cardinals' red socks that are getting an airing. Among the "princes of the church" being targeted was German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, one of Pope John Paul II's most trusted aides and a man some Vatican watchers have put in pole...
  • Extra Omnes, the Conclave officially begins now

    04/18/2005 8:29:42 AM PDT · by watsonfellow · 25 replies · 806+ views
    The Conclave just started. The doors are shut.
  • Picking a Papal Name (Interesting)

    04/18/2005 2:57:09 PM PDT · by metalmanx2j · 94 replies · 2,345+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2005 | AP
    VATICAN CITY — As soon as he says "yes" to being pope, the new head of the Roman Catholic Church (search) will make his first major decision: He'll choose a new name. The new pope will be free to pick from any of his 264 predecessors, use his own first name or come up with something new. Vatican-watchers will read the choice like tea leaves offering clues to the spirit of the new papacy. "If he chooses the name Pius XIII, it is a clear signal that he didn't like Vatican II and wants to move the church backwards," said...