Pope Benedict XVI Appoints 6 New Cardinals From Around the World to Help Choose Successor
Six new cardinals on Saturday joined the elite club of red-robed churchmen who will elect the next pope, bringing a more geographically diverse mix into the European-dominated College of Cardinals.
Pope Benedict XVI presided over the ceremony in St. Peterâ€™s Basilica to formally elevate the six men, who hail from Colombia, India, Lebanon, Nigeria, the Philippines, and the United States. As Benedict read each name aloud in Latin, cheers and applause erupted from their friends and family members in the pews.
The ceremony was both joyful and emotional: Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle, seen by many to be a rising star in the church, visibly choked up as he knelt before Benedict to receive his three-pointed red hat, or biretta, and gold ring, and wiped tears from his eyes as he returned to his place....
But even before Luther there was Wycliffe and John Huss who were Christian. and there was at least a thin line of those who believed in The Five Solas of the Reformation -- before the reformation through the history of the Church.
The Five Solas do a good job of giving the dividing line between Christian and Romish pagan, so, I hope I successfully elaborated on the remark of John UK, 'It depends on how you define "Christian".'
"If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellect but neglect to discipline emotions, just let those run wild. Iâ€™d tell teachers to let those students run wild. And before you knew it, youâ€™d have drug-sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.
"Within a decade, Iâ€™d have prisons overflowing and judges promoting pornography. Soon, I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress.
"In his own churches, I would substitute psychology for religion and deify science. Iâ€™d lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls and church money.
"If I were the devil Iâ€™d take from those who have, and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious.... In other words, if I were the devil Iâ€™d keep on doing on what heâ€™s doing.
By the way, I have put up some more articles about Child Abusers International (Anonymous) in the thread, Pope Calls On Bishops To Revive Christian Faith (Alright you've seen the title of that thread to control your laughing to stay in your chair long enough to go to that thread and read some serious articles about the problem).
"Among the six new cardinals is Archbishop James Harvey, the American prefect of the papal household. As prefect, Harvey was the direct superior of the popeâ€™s former butler, Paolo Gabriele, who is serving an 18 month prison sentence in a Vatican jail for stealing the popeâ€™s private papers"
18 months for stealing toilet paper? Man those Italian laws are tough.
According to Perry, Paolo took off with the entire supply of the Pope's four different kinds of Charmin. But the stolen toilet paper division of the Italian police quickly figured out that "the butler did it" and tracked down Paolo's tractor trailer that was crammed with the Charmin.
Lois' sources claim that Paramount is currently negotiating with Paolo for the rights to his account of the toilet paper theft and are considering turning the subsequent movie into a black and white noir evoking the style of the crime noirs of the 40's and 50's.
And that various actors are being considered for the leads: Tom Cruise, Woody Harrelson etc. as Paolo. Nicole Kidman, Carmen Diaz etc. as the sexy female sceintologist member of the stolen toilet paper division of the Italian police. Bill Murray, Adam Sandler etc. as the Pope.
Clark says the saved should pray for spiritual blessings from God for satirized real people.
Kinda like any divorce, when she spurns ya it takes awhile to shake her. Apparently Jim's still on the rebound trying to regain his equilibrium. He awakens every morning protesting his ex. Can't bring himself to date other women.