When he resigned the deal was that
he would not interfere, would not comment.
He said he would devote himself to prayer & meditation.
He just proved why it isn’t kosher to have living ex-popes.
Beyond the bloody pale. Plus in a book being sold for PROFIT. He is a shameless German.
This is unacceptable.
Pope Francis, alas, is lame in many ways. He will let this insult pass. Shame. If Francis was a forceful he would excommunicate the ex-pope and kick him back to Germany. But, that will not happen. Instead this shameless ex-pope — with his female muse and live-in male secretary — will now go onto continually undermine the pope.
This is why I have always opposed letting popes resign/retire. Just does not work.
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Search ‘cardinals‘, ‘consistory‘ & ‘pope‘.
They have done before, too.
Yes, I know. Many people do use ‘celibate‘ to mean ‘not having sex‘. But, that becomes very convoluted when you apply it to married folks because the true definition of ‘celibate’ is not being in a relationship. That is how ‘celibate’ came to have this secondary meaning, though it is no longer the case, i.e., IF you are not in a relationship then you are not having sex!
The correct word is ‘continence‘ or ‘abstinence’.
Yes, the improper use of this word bugs I. But, I am a pedant as to the correct usage of the Queen’s beautiful English.
by Anura Guruge
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Here is the FULL Catholic definition of the terms, and THEY should know.
Just thought I should clarify since this is something
that I really do care about.
The Non Sequitur Of The Year: “Roman Catholic popes are noted for remaining celibate” — Joe Kovacs, WND.
.by Anura Guruge
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Cracked me up.
As I write this I am holding in my hand a book by British Nigel Cawthorne entitled “Sex Lives of the Popes”.
My ‘The Next Pope 2011‘ book has a lists of popes who fathered children and popes that were married.
Enough said. If he had said ‘of late’ that might not have even cut it!
Of course I have heard stories that I will not repeat here, but ….
As some of you know I lead a very sheltered life and I have even been asked whether I was celibate, SO I don’t actually understand Chelsea Handler’s remark as to what penetration has to do with power … I worry. Is she just talking about us males? What about the fairer sex? Very strange.
But, popes are noted for remaining celibate! Maybe he dropped the ‘not‘?
Writing about popes isn’t easy. They should leave that to us who slave long hours trying to keep our facts right about the popes.