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  1. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    Raging Moderate columnist Will Durst answers questions about the Pope and the choosing of a new Pope:

  2. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, almost 4 years ago

    Right in the…Nose.

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Let he among you who is without scandal cast the first ballot…

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Garry Willis was interviewed about his new book, "Why Priests? A Failed Tradition.
    Seems he likes the good things the church has done and can do, but is a bit disappointed in the reality.
    One of my favorite movies is “Shoes of the Fisherman” starring Anthony Quinn, and one of my favorite songs, “What if God Was One of Us”, by Joan Osbourn.
    The only bad thing about human organizations are the humans who want to be in charge. The first disqualifier for leadership seems to be wanting the job.
    Sure are a lot of good and courageous Catholics in the world. Just like our country. We’re full of good people doing their best with honor and pride…but our leaders are just making it all worth less than it ought to be.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    There’s no theological reason why they couldn’t elect a nun — or even a layperson, for that matter (e.g., John XIX, but he was immediately ordained deacon, priest, and bishop before officially becoming Pope). Doesn’t mean they will.

  6. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    I agree with you Tigger. (no, don’t fall flat on your face with shock! I also replied to your question to me in Signe’s)

    Ireland finally admits state collusion in Magdalene Laundry system – Guardian 2013/Feb/05

    "After more than seven decades of exploitation and a 10-year struggle for justice, Ireland on Tuesday admitted its role in the enslavement of thousands of women and girls in the notorious Magdalene Laundry system, but stopped short of issuing a formal apology from the government.

    Labelled the “Maggies”, the women and girls were stripped of their names and dumped in Irish Catholic church-run laundries where nuns treated them as slaves, simply because they were unmarried mothers, orphans or regarded as somehow morally wayward.

  7. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    Thanks for providing an article which aims to clarify the whole sorry tale. It has cleared up a few prejudices on my part.
    However, if you read the article I provided, you will read it also says

    “Over 74 years, 10,000 women were put to work in de facto detention, mostly in laundries run by nuns. At least 988 of the women who were buried in laundry grounds are thought to have spent most of their lives inside the institutions.”

    “Among the key findings were:

    • Over a quarter of the women, at least 2,500, who were held in the Magdalene Laundries for whom records survived were sent in directly by the state.

    • The state gave lucrative laundry contracts to these institutions, without complying with Fair Wage Clauses and in the absence of any compliance with Social Insurance obligations.

    • The Gardaí pursued and returned girls and women who escaped from the Magdalene institutions.

    The report concluded there was no physical or sexual abuse by nuns or others on their charges, some of whom were only girls as young as 12."

    But it was still run by nuns. Still, your article points that a bad situation need not have had such slanderous embellishments in order to high-light the injustices suffered..

  8. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, over 3 years ago

    What’s your point? Were there nuns at “Oprah’s orphanage”, or is it just that Oprah supported Obama and must be punished???

  9. mcauth

    mcauth said, over 3 years ago

    Bless them Father, for they have sinned!!

  10. Kip Peticolas

    Kip Peticolas said, over 3 years ago

    Can it be that you truly believe the last 10 years of tragic revelation of child and human abuse is only about Catholic bashers? All those children and all those powerless women were lying in wait to bring down a noble institution of high minded men who were on the path to heaven. You live in a fantasy. Someone of good faith, any decent Catholic, wants to find the solution to the abuse and terrible crime. But you can always stick your head in the sand because the playbook isn’t working your way. This could be a time for a great resurgence in religion…a link with the Christ, who when he said suffer the little children to come unto me, did not mean that they should be sexually used..

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