Episode IV: A new pope

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

(and maybe a new hope)

They just announced that they elected a new pope. Wonder who it is and where he's from.

I don't really care that much, honestly; no matter how radical he ends up to be, there won't be much change in the church anyway. Still, I can't help but feel a little excited.

Ah, there's nothing like millenary tradition...

3 Comments:

  • At April 19, 2005 12:08 PM, Blogger DramaKing said…

    Yech, they elected the hyper conservative German guy who was the favorite going in. How "exciting".

    What agreat idea, elect a Pope from Europe. How many cathlolics are there in Germany? Like twelve? And I won't even go into the name he selected... Benedict XVI...yikes.

    New pope, no new hope. Oh well, back to work.

     
  • At April 19, 2005 11:05 PM, Blogger psesito said…

    To select someone from Europe is not crazy at all. People from Latin America will continue to be catholics. They need to take Europe back.

    Hyper conservative? If the conclave was hyper conservative... What could you expect? At the end, the Church is choosing its own destiny.

    And please, don't wait for a hope in a pope.

     
  • At April 20, 2005 9:48 AM, Blogger DramaKing said…

    Well, I really wasn't expecting a new hope, honestly. I think the catholic church is actually acting in its own best interest. Being lax with policies has proven to be counterproductive.

    I just don't think electing a Eurpean pope will bring in more European catholics. What are they expecting, people to convert or something? Hehe. I think those kinds of policies would only work in Latin America or Africa. The first world is lost forever. They should deal with it and move on.

    The hyper conservative conclaves of years past had elected progressive popes, so it wasn't such a far off chance. Still, I think the church has it tough both ways. If they stay hyper-conservative, they'll continue to loose strength in developed countries (where they actually believe in equal rights) and if they ever decide to become lax, they'll loose following in under-develped nations. I think the world has changed. Unfortunately, the Cathlic Church by design cannot change with it.

    Good riddance. (Notice I do believe in God and all... it's the Catholic Church I have issues with).

     

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