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… When a Pope really Makes a Difference [#naming Cardinals]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 28th,2016

.. the Princes of the Church really run the Church .

.. they are also the brainpower and the theological heft of the Church and the faithful …

.. when a Pope creates new cardinals , it really makes a difference . Most of all , when the cardinal is below the [voting age] of 80 , it really matters . Any of those folks participating in a possible Papal Conclave could come out of it as the new Pope …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. Pope Francis has created [already] almost 1/5 (or , 20%) of the voting age cardinals in the church . Many of them are from outside of Italy and also from outside of continental Europe . So , the face of the Church is continuing to change …

.. eventually , there will be Popes from Asia , and , believe it or not , from North America . It may not happen soon , but , it will happen someday …

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… There is a Voting Age for a Reason [#Papal Conclave][#Roman Catholic Church]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,January 11th,2015

.. I think either John Paul II or Paul VI created the voting age for cardinals . Perhaps even John XXIII . But , it is there for a reason …

.. the Church does not want nor need a bunch of doddering old fools voting on the possible successor to a Pope in a Papal Conclave . Besides , one of them could become the anointed one …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the news article …

.. it is also more to insure that , ideally , any potential successor is of a decent and healthy age . Before , 75 would have been too old . Not now . But 80 is to be honest probably too old …

.. Pope John Paul II was 58 when he was elected . His young age at election was a bit unsual , coming still during the Cold War . Pope Benedict XVI was 77 . Pope Francis I was 76 . All three had been cardinals for a good number of years before their election …

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… the Holy Father gets It [papal retirement] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 3rd,2014

.. I was in the process of converting to Roman Catholicism when Pope Emeritus Benedict stood down …

.. at first , I was puzzled . But , I let it rest . I also thought a lot about it , both from a human perspective , as well as a religious one . then , I realized , Pope Benedict XVI did something really gutsy …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. our current Holy Father , Pope Francis I , was talking about it on the plane flight back from the Middle East from his trip to the Holy Land . He brought up the issue , and he brought up others …. well , he realized the ” door ” that Pope Emeritus Benedict has opened …

.. Saint John Paul II set an extraordinary example by the way he conducted himself and the affairs of the church during his closing years . What he did was something to behold . However , there are the more practical matters of running a large church [the Roman Catholic Church] and the decline of the health of a Pope . The decline could well be quite drawn out …

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… Congratulations to Both !! [canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 27th,2014

.. Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II !!

.. today , both former Popes and successors of Saint Peter are to be canonized at the Vatican in Vatican City .

.. I can understand that it is going to be a ” zoo ” there in Rome and the surrounding regions . Pope John XXIII was from the Lombardy region in the north of Italy . It will draw a significant crowd from there , but not as much as one might think , since John XXIII has been gone for 51 years … for John Paul II , it is a very , very different matter …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to Edward Pentin ‘ s column …

.. His Holiness John Paul II was chosen Pope from a Poland that was not free . Poland at the time was a part of the Soviet Orbit , and a part of the Warsaw Pact . Now , the Soviet Union is gone , the Warsaw Pact is gone , and Poland is free . Better yet , Poland is probably the leading light of the post – Soviet nations , and with this event , you can guarantee many hundreds of thousands , potentially one or two million or more religious pilgrim will come to Rome and Vatican City for this event …

.. also , back in Poland , once it happens , I believe there will be a race to create a significant number of Catholic parishes (new ones) named after Saint John Paul II . I am not sure that the Archdioceses in Poland will allow existing parishes to change their names , but who knows ? I also think that the Archbishop must approve , plus the reigning prelate [ a Cardinal ] in Poland , as well ..

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… The Networks have to Be Kidding [on the Catholic Church] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 20th,2014

.. the LameStream Media is ” celebrating Pope Francis I ‘ s first year of his papacy by encouraging the Roman Catholic Church to abandon their core principles …

.. are they kidding ??

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the Holy Father is many things , but he is an excellent marketer . He is also a man of strong prinicples , strongest among them being that of being a strong theological conservative . The soon – to – be Saint John Paul II chose his bishops and cardinals very carefully . He was not and did not put people into diocesean seats who were raging liberals ,to say the least …

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