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13-02-2013, 05:09 PM
RE: Real Reasons for Ratzinger's Retirement
(11-02-2013 10:37 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  New Pope means New Popemobile!

Get one with a water slide...

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It is tall to make room for his hat, right?

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13-02-2013, 09:28 PM
RE: Real Reasons for Ratzinger's Retirement
This is what someone wrote about the black dude who might be the new pope...

"The Rev Stephen Domelevo, from the Ghana Catholic communication office, said: "Cardinal Turkson is a wonderful person, very down to earth and humble. He lived in a simple way, and he was someone people felt very comfortable with. He is excellent at communicating scripture in a way that people really understand."

Fuckin' hell! He must be god himself if he can make sense out of scripture!
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13-02-2013, 11:46 PM
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"Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan, leads Church historian Matthew Bunson's list as "an Italian with the intellectual chops for the job" who would bring Benedict's enthusiasm for "recapturing Catholic excitement in Europe." "

Is he going to restart the crusades and the inquisition?
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14-02-2013, 12:15 AM (This post was last modified: 14-02-2013 11:27 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Real Reasons for Ratzinger's Retirement
(13-02-2013 11:46 PM)Mark Fulton Wrote:  "Cardinal Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan, leads Church historian Matthew Bunson's list as "an Italian with the intellectual chops for the job" who would bring Benedict's enthusiasm for "recapturing Catholic excitement in Europe." "

Is he going to restart the crusades and the inquisition?
The first list I heard had Raymond Burke and Pell (!, the swell guy who debated Dawkins, and is an intellectual feather-weight) mentioned. Burke is SUCH a fucking jerk, that his priests actually went on strike as they hated him SO much, before he was moved to St. Louis. He's pissed off a LOT of people. Maybe they will elect him, and that would be the end of the church, as we know it. I didn't know he was no longer Arch of St. Louis. Looks like he's in Rome these days. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/articl...94,00.html
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14-02-2013, 01:02 AM
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The Catholic Church is in such glorious free fall, I hope they put someone else in the pilot's seat that won't even attempt to pull them out of their nosedive. If they're going to make a crater, might as well get it done with sooner than latter...

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14-02-2013, 02:22 PM
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(14-02-2013 01:02 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  The Catholic Church is in such glorious free fall, I hope they put someone else in the pilot's seat that won't even attempt to pull them out of their nosedive. If they're going to make a crater, might as well get it done with sooner than latter...
The Catholic Church:




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14-02-2013, 06:19 PM
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(14-02-2013 01:02 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  The Catholic Church is in such glorious free fall, I hope they put someone else in the pilot's seat that won't even attempt to pull them out of their nosedive. If they're going to make a crater, might as well get it done with sooner than latter...

In Australia the number of people entering the priesthood (Catholic Seminarians) July 2009 versus July 2011 rose by 14.9%
Source - The Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia July 2011-June 2012, NCAP, Belmont, VIC, 2011
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14-02-2013, 06:29 PM
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(14-02-2013 06:19 PM)Lion IRC Wrote:  
(14-02-2013 01:02 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  The Catholic Church is in such glorious free fall, I hope they put someone else in the pilot's seat that won't even attempt to pull them out of their nosedive. If they're going to make a crater, might as well get it done with sooner than latter...

In Australia the number of people entering the priesthood (Catholic Seminarians) July 2009 versus July 2011 rose by 14.9%
Source - The Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia July 2011-June 2012, NCAP, Belmont, VIC, 2011

So there were 25 now there are 29 ? Big deal. Weeping
Are you actually trying to tell us the "priest shortage" is over ? Heh heh.
Raymond Arroyo from EWTN was on CNN the other day saying "oh the seminaries in the US are full again", bla bla bla. Well of course they are. They're CONSOLIDATED down to a few, so OF COURSE they're full. What an idiot.

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14-02-2013, 11:24 PM
RE: Real Reasons for Ratzinger's Retirement
(14-02-2013 06:19 PM)Lion IRC Wrote:  
(14-02-2013 01:02 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  The Catholic Church is in such glorious free fall, I hope they put someone else in the pilot's seat that won't even attempt to pull them out of their nosedive. If they're going to make a crater, might as well get it done with sooner than latter...

In Australia the number of people entering the priesthood (Catholic Seminarians) July 2009 versus July 2011 rose by 14.9%
Source - The Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia July 2011-June 2012, NCAP, Belmont, VIC, 2011



"There has been a catastrophic decline in the number of priests, recruitment of seminarians is far below the number needed, the average number of Catholics per parish has increased 25 per cent in the last ten years (from an average of 3481 Catholics per parish in 2000 to 4368 in 2010), and fewer students from poorer Catholic families are enrolled in Catholic schools."

"The statistics are that the number of priests needed is 1780; the number of local priests available will be 800, which leaves a shortfall of 980 which will have to be supplied by foreign priests. Local seminarians will not make up the shortfall."

"He also shows that of the 205 diocesan seminarians, 38 are studying at the Neo-Catechumenal Way seminaries in Perth and Sydney. While these will be incardinated into these archdioceses when ordained, they only have to do two years work there before going 'on mission' elsewhere in the world. So that means that there are really only 176 seminarians for the whole of the Australian Church."

http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=25280


Explain to me again how this is at all impressive, and not in fact a case of abject failure? Drinking Beverage

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15-02-2013, 12:54 AM
RE: Real Reasons for Ratzinger's Retirement
(14-02-2013 11:24 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(14-02-2013 06:19 PM)Lion IRC Wrote:  In Australia the number of people entering the priesthood (Catholic Seminarians) July 2009 versus July 2011 rose by 14.9%
Source - The Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia July 2011-June 2012, NCAP, Belmont, VIC, 2011




"There has been a catastrophic decline in the number of priests, recruitment of seminarians is far below the number needed, the average number of Catholics per parish has increased 25 per cent in the last ten years (from an average of 3481 Catholics per parish in 2000 to 4368 in 2010), and fewer students from poorer Catholic families are enrolled in Catholic schools."

"The statistics are that the number of priests needed is 1780; the number of local priests available will be 800, which leaves a shortfall of 980 which will have to be supplied by foreign priests. Local seminarians will not make up the shortfall."

"He also shows that of the 205 diocesan seminarians, 38 are studying at the Neo-Catechumenal Way seminaries in Perth and Sydney. While these will be incardinated into these archdioceses when ordained, they only have to do two years work there before going 'on mission' elsewhere in the world. So that means that there are really only 176 seminarians for the whole of the Australian Church."

http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=25280


Explain to me again how this is at all impressive, and not in fact a case of abject failure? Drinking Beverage



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