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  • Axios! He is Worthy!

    04/19/2005 1:35:49 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 3 replies · 297+ views
    ¡Habemus Papam!Folks, I knew he was "papabile," and knew he could make a great Pope, but wow! I am elated.¡Ad multos annos, Benedictus, PP XVI, Pontifex Maximus!It is a great and agreeable surprise that the former "Panzer" Cardinal is now the new Holy Father. What his election portents for the Church is continuity and consolidation of the work of Pope John Paul the Great. We can expect continued, strong doctrinal clarity, leadership, and discipline, as well as the continued authentic interpretation of Vatican II. All-in-all, steady as she goes for the Ship of Peter. The initial coverage from the mainstream...
  • Statement by The Lutheran World Federation upon the election of Pope Benedict XVI

    04/19/2005 12:59:14 PM PDT · by lightman · 9 replies · 417+ views
    Lutheran World Federation | 19 April A.D. 2005 | Mark S. Hanson
    Statement by The Lutheran World Federation – A Communion of Churches, upon the election of Pope Benedict XVI At the election of Pope Benedict XVI it is appropriate for Christians to be united in prayer that God may bless, strengthen and guide him as a heavy mantle of responsibility is now being put upon him. History has shown in so many ways the impact of the Roman Pontiff on the direction of events both in church and in society. At the present time we see especially the urgency of processes of reconciliation across religious, ethnic and economic divides. The main...
  • A question of downsizing the papacy

    04/17/2005 3:40:48 AM PDT · by Destro · 10 replies · 328+ views ^ | Sunday, Apr. 10, 2005 | MICHAEL McGOUGH
    <p>Never having been made a cardinal, retired Archbishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco will not be participating in the conclave that will elect a successor to Pope John Paul II. But the 76-year-old Quinn thinks that some of the electors could literally take a page from his book in choosing the next pope.</p>
  • Baptist church 'fake pope' sign attracting attention, criticism (Pope Bound for Hell).

    04/14/2005 12:00:51 PM PDT · by Dean Baker · 1,466 replies · 22,498+ views
    Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. ^ | April 13, 2005 | JEANNINE F. HUNTER
    Baptist church 'fake pope' sign attracting attention, criticism By JEANNINE F. HUNTER, April 13, 2005 NEWPORT, Tenn. - Two days after being posted, a church marquee message that questions the purpose of the papacy is still attracting attention in this small community. "What I am trying to do is to let people know there's only one way to heaven through Jesus Christ," said the Rev. Cline Franklin, pastor of Hilltop Baptist Church. "There's no need for help. God sent his son, Jesus Christ. We're all priests if we're saved. I don't need to go to anybody else to pray."...
  • John Paul the Great (Statesman and prophet, he overcame the poverty of the possible)

    04/08/2005 4:45:33 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 606+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2005 | Joseph Bottum
     HISTORY LABORS--A WORN machine, sick with torsion, ill-meshed--and every repair of an old fault ruptures something new. Or so it seems, much of the time. Our historical choices are limited, constrained by the poverty of what appears possible at any given moment. To be a good leader is, for most figures who walk the world's stage, merely to pick the best among the available options--to push back where one can, to hold on to the good that remains, to resist a little the stream of history as it seems to flow toward its cataract.For the past decade and a half,...
  • New Litany of the Saints from the Pope's Funeral

    04/08/2005 9:36:06 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 45 replies · 15,817+ views
    EWTN ^ | J+M+J April A.D. 2005 | The Holy See
    'New' Litany of the Saints from the Papal Funeral Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro eo Sancta Maria, Mater Ecclesiæ, ora pro eo Sancta Maria, Salus populi Romani, ora pro eo Sancti Michael, Gabriel et Raphael, orate pro eo Omnes sancti Angeli, orate pro eo Sancte Ioseph, ora pro eo Sancte Ioannes Baptista, ora pro eo Omnes Sancti Patriarchæ et Prophetæ, orate pro eo Sancti Petre et Paule, orate pro eo Sancte Andrea, ora pro eo Sancti Ioannes et Iacobe, orate pro eo Sancte Thoma, ora pro eo Sancte Matthæe, ora pro eo Sancte Matthia, ora pro eo Sancte Luca,...
  • How a Pope is elected

    04/07/2005 10:53:20 AM PDT · by sinkspur · 27 replies · 1,161+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 4/7/2005 | John L. Allen
    Conclave veterans say most 'electioneering' happens out of public view When it comes to electing a pope, there are no Iowa caucuses, no candidate debates, no conventions or platforms. The "campaign" is more analogous to the 2003 California gubernatorial recall than a presidential primary -- a quick sprint that flares up unexpectedly and is over before it even seems to begin. Conclave veterans say most of the heavy lifting involved in electing a pope happens out of public view. Cardinal Franz König of Vienna, in a July 2001 NCR interview, said the real work is done in behind-the-scenes meetings of...
  • Name That Pope

    04/05/2005 2:58:49 PM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 187 replies · 3,186+ views
    2005-04-05 | Me
    What papal name do you think the next pope will take? As I search the list there have never been 3 popes taking the same name in a row. Bookies are giving 7-4 that the next pope will take John Paul III. There was never a double name before John Paul I. Not interested in this thread who will become Pope, just what name do you think he will take? Is there some Pope that the next Pope will want to pattern after besides John Paul II that any new Pope would see the Church in need of? If it...

    04/04/2005 10:01:53 AM PDT · by annalex · 218 replies · 2,395+ views
    Novosti ^ | April 4, 2005 | Pyotr Romanov
    MOSCOW, April 4. (RIA Novosti political commentator Pyotr Romanov) - It seems the only place the pope wanted but could not visit was Moscow. His patience was boundless, but he did not live long enough to see changes in the Russian Orthodox Church. He, however, was open to the whole world, including Russians. It turned out that establishing contacts with the secular authorities of the new Russia was much easier than with the hierarchs of the Russian Church. The pontiff received Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin, the latter of whom has sent the Vatican an unusual letter of condolences. More...
  • Papacy: Numbers Favour Latin American Successor (Lets hope that no marxists get the job)

    04/04/2005 8:59:38 AM PDT · by CitadelArmyJag · 8 replies · 641+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 3 2005 12:29 | Richard Lapper, Latin America editor
    Numbers favour Latin American successor By Richard Lapper, Latin America editor Published: April 3 2005 12:29 | Last updated: April 3 2005 12:29 History and tradition may favour an Italian, but the strength of the Catholic church in Latin America means that the next Pope could come from the region that boasts the largest number of Catholics in the world. Certainly that is what bookmakers believe. Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras, Claudio Hummes, of Brazil,. Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina, Jaime Ortega from Cuba and Dario Castrillion Hoyos, from Colombia have frequently featured among the favourites detailed by Paddy Power...
  • An Epic Tale of One Man's Life (Pope John Paul II)

    04/03/2005 7:40:52 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 2 replies · 436+ views
    Newsday ^ | 03 April 2005 | Bob Keeler
    For all his erudition and mysticism, Pope John Paul II was a gloriously human pope, not pale and other-worldly from years in a Vatican bureaucracy, but fully rounded and robust from toiling in the harsh light of the real world. This pope felt the sting of his parents' deaths at an early age, worked with his hands, heard the rock-hard cacophony of a quarry and the boom of Nazi bombs, enjoyed belting out a good song. He lived an outsized, epic life -- so full of novelistic, even cinematic, twists of plot that it might well have been written by...
  • Israel expresses 'deep sorrow' upon Pope's passing

    04/02/2005 9:20:07 PM PST · by veronica · 7 replies · 545+ views
    JPost ^ | 04-02-05 | HERB KEINON
    Israel expressed "deep sorrow" at the passing of Pope John Paul II, who in 1986 referred to the Jewish people as "our elder brothers." Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom issued a statement saying that "Israel, the Jewish people and the entire world, lost today a great champion of reconciliation and brotherhood between the faiths." "On behalf of the government and people of Israel, we extend our condolences to the Catholic Church and the flock of Pope John Paul II," Shalom said. "This is a great loss, first and foremost for the Catholic Church and its hundreds of millions of believers, but...
  • John Paul's final gift: to share his last hours with the world

    04/02/2005 8:30:17 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 12 replies · 787+ views
    Times Online (UK) ^ | 02 April 2005 | Mary Kinney
    I WAS SITTING at Cork airport yesterday morning next to some talkative young Corkmen. “The Pope is near dett,” says one, reading a text from his mobile phone. “Ah, sure,” says another, “tis the best for him now. Won’t he be better off? He’ll be safe enough anyway — Jeez, if he doesn’t go straight up, what hope is there for the rest of us?” Laughter. “Oh he’ll go straight up all right,” said a third. “I wonder will the schools have a day off? For mourning, like.” The young Corkonians were articulating, in their cheerful vernacular, something about the...
  • Billy Graham: Pope Was 'Evangelist'

    04/02/2005 6:53:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies · 3,261+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/2/05 | Carl Limbacher
    The Reverend Billy Graham issued the following statement Saturday: "Pope John Paul II was unquestionably the most influential voice for morality and peace in the world during the last 100 years. His extraordinary gifts, his strong Catholic faith, and his experience of human tyranny and suffering in his native Poland all shaped him, and yet he was respected by men and women from every conceivable background across the world. He was truly one of those rare individuals whose legacy will endure long after he has gone. "It was my privilege to meet with him at the Vatican on various occasions,...
  • Papal Power - What no one else will say about John Paul II (Christopher Hitchens)

    04/02/2005 3:17:28 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 259 replies · 5,736+ views
    Slate ^ | 01 April 2005 | Christopher Hitchens
    The papacy is not, in theory, a man-made office at all. Its holder is chosen for life, by God himself, to hold the keys of Peter and to be the vicar of Christ on earth. This is yet another of the self-imposed tortures that faith inflicts upon itself. It means that you have to believe that the pope before last, who held on to the job for a matter of weeks before dying (or, according to some, before being murdered) was either unchosen by God in some fit of celestial pique, or left unprotected by heaven against his assassins. And...
  • Stay with us, Lord! (cf. Lk 24:29) - URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II

    04/02/2005 3:05:04 PM PST · by Siobhan · 16 replies · 435+ views
    The Holy See ^ | Easter Sunday, 27 March 2005 | Pope John Paul the Great
    1. Mane nobiscum, Domine! Stay with us, Lord! (cf. Lk 24:29) With these words, the disciples on the road to Emmaus invited the mysterious Wayfarer to stay with them, as the sun was setting on that first day of the week when the incredible had occurred. According to his promise, Christ had risen; but they did not yet know this. Nevertheless, the words spoken by the Wayfarer along the road made their hearts burn within them. So they said to him: "Stay with us". Seated around the supper table, they recognized him in the "breaking of bread" - and...
  • Papal Transition (what happens between one pope and the next)

    04/01/2005 10:29:57 AM PST · by NYer · 57 replies · 3,968+ views
    America Magazine ^ | March 31, 2005 | Rev. Thomas J. Reese, S.J
    What happens when the pope gets sick? If the pope becomes sick, he can delegate some of his authority to the cardinal secretary of state or to any other person. In the long history of the papacy, popes have formally or informally delegated authority to Vatican officials, cardinal nephews and other members of their families. But today the logical person to run the church while the pope is sick would be Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the secretary of state, who is more like a prime minister than a U.S. secretary of state. Such delegation presumes that the pope is still capable...
  • In the arms of the angels (Pope John Paul II)

    04/01/2005 5:45:56 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 5 replies · 834+ views
    CFP ^ | April 1, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    How typical of the heroic Pope John Paul II that he would hold on long enough to see us through Holy Week; that he would use such strong words in his defense of a dying Terri Schiavo. How like this "Pope of the People" that even in failing strength he kept coming to the window of his Vatican apartment to bless the pilgrims. The life of Pope John Paul II has been a courageous one that made a difference for so many. Frail as he was back in 2002 when he came to Toronto for Youth Day, the Holy Father...
  • Pope's Condition Reported Stable (Antibiotics working)

    03/31/2005 6:38:00 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 650+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/31/05 | AP
    VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II developed a high fever Thursday because of a urinary tract infection and was being treated with antibiotics at the Vatican, his spokesman said. The latest health setback for the 84-year-old pontiff came one day after he began receiving nutrition through a feeding tube. There were reports that the pope received the sacrament of the anointing of the sick — what used to be called the last rites. But the Italian news agency Apcom, without citing any sources, reported that John Paul's condition was "stable" early Friday, several hours after he started receiving antibiotics....
  • Donning the mitre with "less pope-y duties"

    03/28/2005 9:59:49 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 16 replies · 895+ views
    CFP ^ | March 28, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Now off the launching pad and in the running to replace Pope Paul John II, Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, shoots from the lip. A drawn-looking John Paul II, unable to preside over last Sunday’s Palm Sunday for the first time in his 26-year papacy, and reportedly not responding well to his medication, and was unable to speak during the traditional Easter Sunday blessing. Among the ranks of potential papal replacement cardinals, Maradiaga is restive. The long on charisma Maradiaga, who hails from Honduras, is ready to rock the Vatican boat. The difference between the Polish pontiff and the would-be...