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Re: [humanism-174] popeapalooza

From: Greg P.
Sent on: Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:20 AM
The RCC has written off the U.S. South America, Africa, 
and China are their growth markets.

On Thu, 14 Mar[masked]:20:05 -0400
  Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
> He referred to same-sex partnerships as "a destructive 
>pretension against
> the plan of God".
> Saw at least one survey showing that a solid majority of 
>U.S. Catholics
> favored a younger, more librul pope. I don't think this 
>person will help to
> energize or expand the flock!
> On Mar 14,[masked]:59 AM, "sheri presloid" 
><[address removed]> wrote:
>> I was watching Fox 8 this morning and their "Unplugged" 
>>(callers call in
>> or text with their thoughts) was about the new pope.  I 
>>was pleasantly
>> surprised how many people had opinions of, more or less, 
>>"who cares".
>> With that, Huff Post had some great comments that were 
>>against the whole
>> idea of popes.
>> The future is looking brighter.  NPR had a theologian 
>>professor from the
>> Catholic church that said there are more countries in 
>>Africa and the
>> southern hemisphere that are becoming Catholic.  Yet, 
>>the "west" is
>> starting to move away from it.  I mean no disrespect, 
>>but that does not
>> bode well for the church because if they lose the West, 
>>they lose money.
>>  The people that are becoming Catholic are poor.
>> This is just my observation, so let me know if I am 
>> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 7:17 AM, Chris K 
>><[address­ removed]> wrote:
>>> Everyone's going on about how the new pope, pope 
>>>Francis,­ is a champion
>>> for the poor. I still can't get past the fact that he is 
>>>opposed to
>>> contraception. How can a champion for the poor be 
>>>opposed to contraception,
>>> especially in the 21st century? You would've thought by 
>>>now they would have
>>> learned something but I guess they just never will.
>>> Chris
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