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2013-03-25 12:15:48 PM
3 votes:
a story like this makes you think a little.  Sure this guy is a cardinal, but he's also a 70+ year old man, who like most older folk was probably pretty set in his ways and settling in to enjoy the last decade or so of his lif sourrounded by a comfrtable routine and familiar surroundings.  Now he's the pope and literally has the weight of the world (or at least 1/6 of its population) on his shoulders.  When he left his aprtment for the conclave, do you think it ever occured to him to think "well, this is the last time I will ever see this place in my life"?  Did he have time to say goodbye to especially cherished staffers or friends?
2013-03-25 11:32:44 AM
3 votes:
The problem is that while Jesuits are often fairly humble guys, they tend to be fairly orthodox farkers with a giant stick up their ass as well.  Until 1946, you couldn't be a Jesuit if you had any Muslim or Jewish ancestry.  They'll clean up the corruption, you just might not like their methods.
2013-03-25 11:20:59 AM
3 votes:
The guy has been #WINNING on style points since he was elected- here's hoping this trend continues, it's refreshing to read about someone in a position of such authority who isn't a complete douchebag.
2013-03-25 11:20:37 AM
3 votes:
I of course have many disagreements with the church and its various social positions, but I like him.  Jesus would pay his own hotel bill.
2013-03-25 11:19:56 AM
3 votes:
What if the Pope was one of us?
Just a stranger on a bus.
Cancelling his newspaper service
Because he moved away to Rome?
2013-03-25 12:30:53 PM
2 votes:
I don't know.. the humbleness is starting to get on my nerves. We get it. You've established yourself and your personality. Now, do something that matters. I was raised in the faith,  graduated from a Catholic High School, but haven't been inside a Catholic Church in 10 years. Do something to win me (and the millions just like me) back, Georgie.

/wasn't even molested or nothin'
//good luck getting those dudes back.
2013-03-25 11:55:17 AM
2 votes:
This pope is off to a really interesting start. He has the potential to become as popular as John Paul II which is pretty amazing. I'm excited for all the Catholics out there.
2013-03-25 11:47:55 AM
2 votes:
Agent Smiths Laugh

His thoughts on pedophilia (before he was Pope) and the scandals.

The idea that pedophilia is a consequence of celibacy is ruled out. More than seventy percent of cases of pedophilia occur in the family and neighborhood: grandparents, uncles, stepfathers, neighbors. The problem is not linked to celibacy. If a priest is a pedophile, he is so before he is a priest.

Now, when that happens, we must never turn a blind eye. You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person. In the diocese it never happened to me, but a bishop once called me to ask me by phone what to do in a situation like that and I told him to take away the priests' licenses, not to allow them to exercise the priesthood any more, and to begin a canonical trial in that diocese's court. I think that's the attitude to have. I do not believe in taking positions that uphold a certain corporative spirit in order to avoid damaging the image of the institution. That solution was proposed once in the United States: they proposed switching the priests to a different parish. It is a stupid idea; that way, the priest just takes the problem with him wherever he goes. The corporate reaction leads to such a result, so I do not agree with those solutions. Recently, there were cases uncovered in Ireland from about twenty years ago, and the present Pope [Benedict XVI] clearly said: "Zero tolerance for that crime." I admire the courage and uprightness of Pope Benedict on the subject.

Source:  http://www.aleteia.org/en/religion/documents/in-2012-interview-cardin a l-bergoglio-says-he-favors-keeping-celibacy-582001
2013-03-25 11:27:40 AM
2 votes:
i'm anti catholic but if they want a pope this guy will do them more good than the last one IMO.
2013-03-25 11:18:56 AM
2 votes:
I like this guy
2013-03-25 05:22:16 PM
1 votes:

Dragonflew: haterade: I like this guy

Cute little stunts like this don't make up for his archaic view of homosexuality and women.


Less than 100% improvement is not equal to 0% improvement.
2013-03-25 01:33:20 PM
1 votes:

haterade: I like this guy


Cute little stunts like this don't make up for his archaic view of homosexuality and women.
2013-03-25 01:08:53 PM
1 votes:

gingerjet: He's going to find out that he can't keep doing this. Fixing his organization should be his top priority and the focus of his time. Not canceling newspaper subscriptions.


You know the atheists are scared when they start dictating what the Pope should and should not do.
2013-03-25 12:34:20 PM
1 votes:

KrispyKritter: ha-ha-guy: The problem is that while Jesuits are often fairly humble guys, they tend to be fairly orthodox farkers with a giant stick up their ass as well.  Until 1946, you couldn't be a Jesuit if you had any Muslim or Jewish ancestry.  They'll clean up the corruption, you just might not like their methods.

if cleaning up the corruption means halting the paedo protection and banking practices what methods are not to be liked? are they going to kill kittens and puppies to get farkers to fly right? this i would object to.


No, they just show up and end all (visible) corruption and questionable practices.  In the process they also shut down any group that might be too liberal or hint at being soft on the contraception issue or any other reforms.  The Jesuits tend to think the corruption happened due to a failure of the lay people and non Jesuit clergy to be properly orthodox.  The Jesuits clean it up and in the process run an inquiry to ensure everyone is properly orthodox. Some of them even thing Vatican II too liberal and bad for the church.  The part where the Church sought pardon from other Christians for the Church's role in any separation that occurred between Catholics and other Christians had my school's Jesuits foaming at the mouth ten years after the fact.

So the bank is likely getting cleaned up and the pedos handled internally, which not to say brought to justice since that would be bad for the church if clergy faced civil trials, but the Jesuits will pack them off to some monastery in the arctic circle where their balls freeze off.  On the downside, it seems extremely unlikely that given the Jesuit Pope and the Jesuit Cardinals the church will evolve on things like birth control, women priests, etc.

Basically this Pope isn't going to herald some new level of openness or cooperation with the authorities, but things likely will clean up due to the internal threat of the Jesuits coming around to kick your ass.

/Jesuits are hell of a lot better than Dominicans though
2013-03-25 12:32:49 PM
1 votes:
PhoenixInFlames:

I'd prefer a Franciscan in the title, but a Jesuit is fine by me.  Humble and relatively understanding, they're the 'hate the sin, love the sinner' type, for the most part.  Only the Franciscans are more so, I think.  And that's probably due to their patron saint.

Yeah, theoretically, that's the point of that whole "Jesus" thing in the first place. Funny how that works.
2013-03-25 12:19:59 PM
1 votes:
I had a dream I was elected the new pope last night, I even got to ride my bike down the special pope shoot secret exit.  Unfortunately my popehood only lasted 20 minutes as they realized it was a case of mistaken identity.  So I hopped on the next starship out of there as it was all very embarrassing.

Seriously though, are my dreams weird or do all you farkers have these?
2013-03-25 12:11:34 PM
1 votes:

foxy_canuck: Agent Smiths Laugh

His thoughts on pedophilia (before he was Pope) and the scandals.



I like his attitude regarding the corruption and whatnot.  I don't like his stance on gays, but then again that's been the stance of the Catholic Church since it's inception, and the Catholic Church is incredibly slow to change - I can understand/deal with that.

This guy's a whole heap better than the last one, so far as I can tell.

I'd prefer a Franciscan in the title, but a Jesuit is fine by me.  Humble and relatively understanding, they're the 'hate the sin, love the sinner' type, for the most part.  Only the Franciscans are more so, I think.  And that's probably due to their patron saint.
2013-03-25 11:48:26 AM
1 votes:

ha-ha-guy: The problem is that while Jesuits are often fairly humble guys, they tend to be fairly orthodox farkers with a giant stick up their ass as well.  Until 1946, you couldn't be a Jesuit if you had any Muslim or Jewish ancestry.  They'll clean up the corruption, you just might not like their methods.


if cleaning up the corruption means halting the paedo protection and banking practices what methods are not to be liked? are they going to kill kittens and puppies to get farkers to fly right? this i would object to.
2013-03-25 11:31:34 AM
1 votes:
I like the new guy.  He seems genuinely a nice person who wants the best for everybody.  I just hope something actually gets done about the pedos and the vatican bankers and all that jazz instead of it all being swept under the rug while people talk about what a nice guy the new boss is.
2013-03-25 11:27:45 AM
1 votes:
(yawn)

We'll see how many of you sing a different tune about him during the next pedo scandal (and there will be one, there always is).
2013-03-25 11:16:52 AM
1 votes:
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