The Pope

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Deranged Nasat, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2008
    Rural North Carolina
    I have been very critical of Popes and the Catholic Church hierarchy for protecting pedophile priests. Today, I bring good news:
    I wanted to like this pope, but this issue prevented me from it. I pray Francis follows through to "ensure that the perpetrators undergo due process".

    I admit that, so far, Francis has exemplified the teachings of Jesus in his public ministry.
  2. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2010
    Yes. I am quite impressed.
  3. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    At the North Pole with cooleddie74
    It's a promising start. Only time will tell, but he's already shown more public spine in favor of positively revamping the image of the Roman Catholic Church in just the past three weeks than Benedict did in almost eight years in the Papacy.
  4. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

    Sep 6, 2010
    I am actually cautiously optimistic. This is the first time in a very long time that news out of the Vatican doesn't automatically fill me with rage.

    I hope this man can live up to his promise. It will never be enough to bring me back to this faith (that would take nothing short of complete doctrine overhaul), but it would be nice to respect the church instead of hating it.