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  1. smee2333

    smee2333 said, almost 4 years ago

    love it!

  2. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Anybody as Pope terrifies me. I’m opposed to socialized religion.

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Here’s the etymology of “pope”:
    “Old English papa, from Medieval Latin papa “bishop, pope” (in classical Latin, “tutor”), from Greek papas “patriarch, bishop,” originally “father.” Applied to bishops of Asia Minor and taken as a title by the Bishop of Alexandria c.250. In Western Church, applied especially to the Bishop of Rome since the time of Leo the Great (440-461) and claimed exclusively by them from 1073. Papal, papacy, later acquisitions in English, preserve the original vowel." If a nun werer to be elected, would she be called the “Mama”? Or for short, “Mom”? (Or in Canada, “Mum”?)

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    ^ & ^^ So, there’s pope-soap-on-a-rope or pope-on-a-rope. I dare you to come up with one for Mum…!

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    There was a song that I used to hear in folk clubs a few decades and a pope or two back — I don’t remember the whole song, and I can’t find it when I google, but the refrain goes something like:

    He don’t even have to use soap,
    He’s Luigi Montini,
    You know who I mean-i,
    The one with the beanie,
    Luigi Montini, the Pope.
    (aka Pope John VI)

  6. eaglefalcon

    eaglefalcon said, almost 4 years ago

    Sean Cardinal O’Malley is too HONEST to be the POPE ……

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Not in my experience, Doc. I assessed a lot of CEO nuns back in the day. Those running Catholic healthcare institutions were among the best leaders I have ever seen in my 20+ years of assessing business leaders. In the US, anyway, they tended to be overly collaborative, if anything. They also had to find subtle ways to circumvent the arbitrary and ill-informed authority of the male hierarchy, which could veto any decision they made because…they’re guys.

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Sorry to hear that. I was also raised in the South, which meant that Catholic churches tended to be more liberal — because we were so outnumbered!

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