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  • superman Feb 14, 4:43 p.m.

    I guess the new pope will be his oldest son. Isnt that passed down in the family.

  • Scubagirl Feb 14, 3:56 p.m.

    @ Relic, thanks,

  • Eric the Actor Feb 14, 3:15 p.m.

    Popin' ain't easy.

  • Wiser_now Feb 14, 2:51 p.m.

    @Relic "I can disagree without hating."

    Thank you for this.

  • Viewer Feb 14, 1:12 p.m.

    Live worldwide TV coverage makes it hard to hide the fact that the Pope is losing his vigor.

  • djofraleigh Feb 14, 11:21 a.m.

    Not a Catholic, but I admire the Pope for doing this rather than limping along, doing less than the best, and doing himself harm.

  • Relic Feb 14, 11:08 a.m.

    "How much did the recently released documentary have to do with his resignation? I wonder, as do many others."

    Scubagirl, I'd say very little. I have watched the Pope preside over several major mass celebrations from both St. Peter's and St. John's churches in Rome. He has visibly gotten physically frailer, weaker and unable to move about without great effort in the last six months or so. The last event at St. Peters that was broadcast on EWTN he was so weak that he could hardly be heard saying the Mass even with a microphone and sound system. What will be hard for the College of Cardinals to do is to elect a new Pope that has not in some way been affected by the worldwide "pedopriests" scandals or who will have the force to look at the "princes of the church" and say "ENOUGH".

  • Relic Feb 14, 10:59 a.m.

    "We need a new man in a silly hat to tell us how much we're supposed to hate gay people."

    What, like the leaders of Islam? Oh...sorry...wrong men in silly hats. I'm not a Catholic but I do follow both the Catholic and Orthodox Church news as they relate both to today and to the Church's roles in Western and Eastern European civilization. Neither Pope John Paul II or Benedict XVI have ever advocated "hating" gays or lesbians. They have stated that homosexuality is not a lifestyle in conformance with Christian teaching and it is a sin. They both also spoke about addressing the needs of persons with AIDS and in the GLB community as Christians should, with "agape" love, grace and mercy. Protestant churches, even those that do not support GL marriages or the ordination of GLB clergy have the same guidelines for their congregations. I can disagree without hating.

  • wildpig777 Feb 14, 10:48 a.m.

    Scubagirl
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    I pray that he receives our global support for all that he has done. I challenge anyone to handle his normal day. Throw the first stone so to speak.- dad

    well he does claim to have resigned fron the nazi youth party i think, but i'm not sure. and i think he formally apaologized on behalf of the catholic church for the murder and torture and robbery of the all Jews-- yes i believe i am correct in this.

    and i think he has tried to offer apology for the support of widespread pedofilia which is rapant in the catholic church-- yes i think i am correct in this.

    i wont address the moral an spiritual issues of this as wral would not allow this blog to be posted.

  • Eric the Actor Feb 14, 9:45 a.m.

    We need a new man in a silly hat to tell us how much we're supposed to hate gay people.

  • same ole story Feb 14, 9:30 a.m.

    Hopefully the next Pope will have enough Stones to prosecute ALL THE PEDOPHILES in the church and MAKE them do some hard prison time. I mean in Federal prison not a country club setting by the church or moved to other countries!!!!

  • LuvLivingInCary Feb 13, 7:13 p.m.

    luving me some Bishop Burbidge. Can't wait till you are a Cardinal and on the road to Pope hood.

  • Scubagirl Feb 13, 6:01 p.m.

    How much did the recently released documentary have to do with his resignation? I wonder, as do many others.

  • Dadof4girls Feb 13, 5:46 p.m.

    I pray that he receives our global support for all that he has done. I challenge anyone to handle his normal day. Throw the first stone so to speak.

  • timexliving Feb 13, 5:40 p.m.

    Benedict is a good Pope. I pray they replace him with one that will be true to the Catholic faith.

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