posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 08:00 AM
Originally posted by specialasianX
I for one would like to see a more progressive Pope
The Catholic Church isn't a democracy for a reason -
Christ didn't go ask the apostles what the popular belief was
before he went out and taught. He taught the truth. Popular
The Catholic church may appear dead ... but of course it was
Christ Himself who asked (paraphrase) 'will there by any faith
left when I return?' So if the Catholic church looses people
because it continues to teach the faith ... then so be it.
Do not look for a new pope on the first vote. Traditionally, the
first vote is just the cardinals all voting for each other and having
fun... so they can tell their families 'yes, I received a vote for
Pope'. It isn't until the second vote that they actually get serious.
But of course, all but 3 of these Cardinals are new so they may not
know that tradition of just having a fun first vote ... Ya' never know.