Originally Posted by F1VENOM
So do Twinkies and this hasn't happened since before most countries existed in present form.
A year? That's not a fast track in the Catholic faith or anything.
So the problem is we haven't seen this sort of thing in the papacy for a few centuries yet there's nothing that says it can't happen in canon law.
I'm not sure what you mean by your second comment.
Originally Posted by Iamamartianchurch
It isn't so much that there is a contradiction but that you never get that sort of wisdom. Then, there's these weasals among your flock:
"If they believe they've found it (truth)"
Strange and disappointing words from a Catholic.
My comment was more to try to stay as objective as possible and I know I've probably failed miserably at it since Catholicism is a part of my identity. Try not to be disappointed.
Yea there are weasals and wolf's amongst the flock. If anything Church history has proven that there will always be a Judas' in the church. It's sad that the Catholic church has been at best reactive to situations instead of proactive to the situations happening in and around her. The clergy sex abuse is what the media reports on but there are others. Suicides amongst teens is one. The US Bishops Conference and their stance against Obamacare in particular the HHS mandate is another example. I mean it's nice to see them finally uniting against something but at the same time you can't help but think "they(bishops) should've seen this coming."
Personally I doubt that a cardinal that the secular media labels as "progressive" will be elected to the papacy on the upcoming conclave. Majority of the cardinals that can elect a pope were appointed by John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Not many remain who were appointed prior to John Paul II are left that can vote. It is likely that those appointed by John Paul II and Bendict XVI share the same theological views as the popes that appointed them.
One thing for sure, whoever is elected to the Papacy, like Benedict XVI will face many challenges that he inherited and did not cause. The new pope will have to pick-up right were Benedict XVI left off and that's not an easy task.