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  •  Or perhaps, conversely, the church could see (5+ / 0-)

    that they had lost their way, and chose this pope precisely because they knew he'd plot a different course.  There will always be those in an existing power structure who are unhappy to see change because it means a lessening of their own power, and they can be expected to fight it overtly or covertly.  But I do think that there are probably a good number of higher-ups who recognize that the church is truly at a crossroads here and needs a major course correction.

    •  It can be half-full, half-empty: (1+ / 0-)
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      Hammerhand

      Both of you are probably onto some truth. The fact is we'll never really know their motivation.

      One thing we DO know is that this man has at least lived a personally humble life, so - at the very least he is not a hypocrite. Whether he has convictions such that he can move the massive edifice that is the church in a better direction is an open question, though he is off to a decent start.

      IF the church is ever going to get some respect for its mission after the abuse scandals (and I am not sure it can ever come back) it can only come from the support of billions, who would look to it as being the only check upon the global corporate elite driving the rest of us into increasing poverty.

      Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick. Message to Repug Fundies: "DO you really wonder "what would Jesus do?" I didn't think so.

      by 4CasandChlo on Sun May 19, 2013 at 12:00:19 PM PDT

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    •  From your keyboard (1+ / 0-)
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      Hammerhand

      To Godde's laptop....

    •  What would happen if the Pope issued a papal bull (1+ / 0-)
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      that came out for a woman's right to choose, marriage equality, an end to all war, equal pay for equal work, climate change mediation and a general redistribution of wealth to pay for it?

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:43:24 PM PDT

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