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Posted: 2/11/2013 8:45:57 AM


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Posted: 2/11/2013 8:50:45 AM
It's a wise and well thought out decision. He acknowledges he is not in good enough health to continue. He has the church's best interests at heart by doing this.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 9:00:37 AM
Interesting given the ST. Malachy "prophesy" that the second to the last pope would only be a short time...and supposedly Peter the Roman will rise up. tribulation. anti-christ. end of the world.

I guess since the world didn't end on dec 21, we can now look forward to all sorts of conspiracies and speculation with the next pope, especially if he's from rome and crazy enough to pick the name Peter.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 9:57:15 AM
you mean the nazi?

i'm sure there is some kind of scandal precipitating this

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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:02:33 AM

Interesting given the ST. Malachy "prophesy" that the second to the last pope would only be a short time...and supposedly Peter the Roman will rise up. tribulation. anti-christ. end of the world.
If St. Malachy's prophesy were to have come true, I would have thought it would have been after Urban VII (13 days in the 16th century).


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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:07:34 AM
"prophesy" -- definition. How to get the gullible to fund your lifestyle when you have no other means to pay the bills.

Aren't you embarrassed to tell people that you actually believe in this crap? Punxsutawney Phil has a better track record.


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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:10:26 AM
John Paul only served 33 days, before his death.

I'm kind of shocked by Pope Benedict's decision. Popes usually serve until death, no matter how incapable they are...the last Pope to resign was Pope Gregory X11 in 1415!!

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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:26:40 AM
Very surprised by this new this morning. In my lifetime Popes don't resign, they die.

I did hear a little funny this morning though:

Pope Benedict has decided to give up being Pope for Lent!


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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:28:20 AM
I'm not shocked, he saw the outcry of people who felt the last Pope should have step down early due to his health and he feels times have changed and wants someone in tip top shape to represent the Church to their best ability as he knows in his heart that he can't do so.




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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:32:15 AM

Interesting given the ST. Malachy "prophesy" that the second to the last pope would only be a short time...and supposedly Peter the Roman will rise up. tribulation. anti-christ. end of the world.


Comparatively speaking the time this pope has served is not all that short. I think people who grew up with John Paul II serving as pope have an unrealistic view of how long a pope serves. On average a pope only serves 10 years.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:41:57 AM
I was really shocked to hear this too. I hope they chose someone who's less divisive this time.


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Posted: 2/11/2013 10:46:59 AM

I'm not shocked, he saw the outcry of people who felt the last Pope should have step down early due to his health and he feels times have changed and wants someone in tip top shape to represent the Church to their best ability as he knows in his heart that he can't do so.


Being shocked by the decision doesn't mean we disagree with it. I agree that times have changed and it's probably a good thing that he's doing, both for himself and the church. But I think, like most Catholics, the resignation of the Pope is not something we are used to, or even expect.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:03:48 AM
Surprising that the Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church only has to give two weeks' notice.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:09:22 AM

Surprising that the Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church only has to give two weeks' notice.


I suspect this decision has been in the works for more than a year. I'm pretty sure it's not a surprise to those who will be in charge of making sure a smooth transition takes place.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:15:55 AM
I smell a conspiracy!

Nah..he probably doesn't want to be "propped up" like the last Pope in his final years. I can't say that I blame him.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:17:44 AM
I'm glad that he did as he felt he should. He feels that he can't fulfill the role and wants his church to have the leadership it needs, good for him
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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:17:53 AM
My favorite tweet this morning.

Patton Oswalt - TOP POPE - Reality compitition, Do it, Vatican!



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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:35:42 AM
Wow. Didn't anticipate that. But then again, I just barely remember JPI being elected, so yeah, to me, "the Pope" is JPII. Still, lol. I also haven't seen Benedict as being so "modern" in his thinking as this decision seems to be.

I was not thrilled when he was elected, and I've not been thrilled with many of his decisions. However, I will say that the more I learn about him, he kind of grows on me. I do think he is an amazingly intelligent man, and I think his heart is in the right place, whether I agree with him or not. Honestly, the fact that he is considering his age and health and his physical ability to lead the church seems more like a modern CEO than a pope, in my experience, and is a decision I can fully respect even if I thought he was "all that."

I do wish the church would find someone more like JPII in the sense of finding someone who felt that faith, tradition, and the modern world and reality could meld. Did I agree with everything under JPII? Of course not - but I did feel that he made a whole lot of progress given the age and glacial speed at which the church moves. I suspect we'll have more of the conservative same, though.



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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:45:01 AM
shouldn't they give god a chance to pick for once?

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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:53:10 AM

"prophesy" -- definition. How to get the gullible to fund your lifestyle when you have no other means to pay the bills.

Aren't you embarrassed to tell people that you actually believe in this crap? Punxsutawney Phil has a better track record.


Oh yes!

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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:13:27 PM
Call it a gut reaction, I don't think our current Pope will live out the year, whether he resigned (something that popes can do) or died in the "chair."

Surprising announcement, very surprising.


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Posted: 2/11/2013 7:00:59 PM

Call it a gut reaction, I don't think our current Pope will live out the year, whether he resigned (something that popes can do) or died in the "chair."




Those are my thoughts. He's been looking pretty frail lately.

He must be feeling it too, if he resigns just before Lent. I hope his final days are peaceful and comfortable.

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Posted: 2/11/2013 8:13:28 PM

i'm sure there is some kind of scandal precipitating this


I'm pretty sure he was the HIDER-in-Chief of hundreds of pedophile priests! I can't stand the sight of him. I was raised Catholic but haven't considered myself one for many years. I'd like to see this man thrown in jail for however much time he has left!
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