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    Timaeus

    BTW he is a Jesuit not a Franciscan.  And an interesting thing about the Jesuits is that they have never been known to "cow-tow" to the Curia.  Over the centuries they have often been in trouble with the Vatican.

    The politics of the church are no less delicate than in any nation state.   No one could have ever predicted that the staunch anti-communist Nixon would have been the one to open the door to China.  Yes, now, historians think that only he could have because he was so anticommunist!

     We shall see how this all plays out.

    Anyone who isn't confused doesn't really understand the situation. - Edward R Murrow

    by gc10 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 10:04:13 AM PDT

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    •  The Prayer of St. Francis includes: (2+ / 0-)
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      SpamNunn, Timaeus

      "it is more blessed to understand than to be understood."  I am hopeful that this means he will listen to ALL the suffering of ALL the people and seek to understand.

      Anyone who isn't confused doesn't really understand the situation. - Edward R Murrow

      by gc10 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 10:27:40 AM PDT

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