maybe now a more modern religious leader has a chance to change retro focused church politics …
my comment at the SPIEGEL online [eng]: http://forum-international.spiegel.de/showthread.php?p=116251#post116251:
sexual abuse, ignorance vs. women, etc. … Catholic hospitals in Germany recently didn’t help a woman, who was a victim of a rape – (every life must grow and given birth, even if the origin was a rapist:) they are talking always vs. women, never vs. men; tolerating an British idiot “Pius” bishop [Opus Dei] who said there was no Holocaust… – I don’t need any pope no more …
take it with humor:
title=”Non c’è più religione” – upload by Gian Boy, click on the portrait to enter his galleries on Flickr [sent to my group BLOG IT!]
“Lighting strikes the dome of the Basilica of St Peter’s in the Vatican, the same day Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation – Picture: EPA/ALESSANDRO DI MEO”
Joseph Ratzinger will retire on February 28th; new pope after March 20th … more at http://world.time.com/2013/02/11/precedents-for-papal-resignations/ or via:
- Pope Quits (gawker.com)
- Pope resigning on Feb. 28, conclave in March (turnto10.com)
- Pope Benedict XVI to resign this month (al.com)
- Pope Benedict XVI in shock resignation (mumbailaity.wordpress.com)
- Pope to resign Feb. 28, says he’s too infirm (hosted.ap.org)
- Pope Benedict XVI in shock resignation (countdowntoeternityblog.wordpress.com)
- Lightning bolt hit Vatican not once but TWICE hours after Pope’s shock resignation (mirror.co.uk)
- Common Wants A Black Pope (4umf.com)
Thank you for sharing the related articles…heard it first thing this morning.
Isn’t “modern religious leader” an oxymoron?
oxymoron, paradoxon, yes it is; since 18th (why not 16th) century we should know, that there isn’t any God helping us (vs. whom please? vs. Islam? not his job, if there is any God…)
I love your title! Tell it like it is. And will a new leader make any big difference? Probably not. The Catholic Church is as old as dirt and acts in the same manner.
sexual abuse, ignorance vs. women, etc. … Catholic hospitals in Germany recently didn’t help a woman, who was a victim of a rape – every life must grow and given birth, even if the origin was a rapist: they are talking always vs. women, never vs. men; tolerating an British idiot bishop who said there was no Holocaust… – I don’t need any pope no more …
wonder about there’s a connection to that case that Benedikt XVI – the pope – got stolen secret papers maybe he’s afraid of these papers would be leaked for the public..?
some wikileaks or transparency agitations in the Vatican?
In 500 years maybe …
Well this opens a whole new can of worms doesn’t it – the conspiracy theorists, doomsayers and fanatics will have a field day…
eigentlich traurig. da möchte jemand in würde seine letzten jahre erleben statt als elektrifizierte showmumie herumgefahren zu werden und sofort hat jeder ein problem damit…
ratzinger war mir zwar nie sympathisch… aber menschenwürde muss jedem zugestanden werden…
zum schluss: “elektrifizierte showmumie”
he only hurt the church, he was blatantly evil. did you see the throne he had made for himself with the upside down cross on it? did you see the broken curved shepherds hook he carried, the one that had Jesus twisted on it? all the horrific pedifiles, only being moved to new parishes? Him going to the other religions and TELLING them they don’t need to believe in Jesus, just God. They created an entire religion based on Jesus, and he goes around telling others the opposite? God help them all. they turned Mary Magdalene into a whore, the first and mosted loved by Jesus? I still believe in God, and Jesus, and I also believe they will suffer greatly for their horrific acts throughout the centuries. Seriously, God help them all!
they should “suffer greatly for their horrific acts
throughout the centuries…”
one of our ancestors nearly was burnt:
I’ve sent to the SPIEGEL magazine the comment:
title: don’t need any pope no more
sexual abuse, ignorance vs. women, etc. … Catholic hospitals in Germany recently didn’t help a woman, who was a victim of a rape – (every life must grow and given birth, even if the origin was a rapist:) they are talking always vs. women, never vs. men; tolerating an British idiot “Pius” bishop who said there was no Holocaust… – I don’t need any pope no more …
I’ll permanently control if there is any censorship vs. my comment …
Too late for my poor demented mother to quit having too many children and confessing regularly to denial of conjugal rites!
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