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April 17, 2005

On "A 'Centrist' Pope"

Topics: Faith

My personal picks for Pope - Radzinger or Arinze. Where does that put me on the theological spectrum? I guess it depends on who's answering!

Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt made a good observation in recent days.  He said that "most of the American media is simply ignorant of the pope's critics on the right," namely those who reject the doctrinal developments and disciplinary reforms of the Second Vatican Council, particularly in regard to ecumenism, inter-religious dialogue and the vernacular Mass.

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Posted by Hyscience at April 17, 2005 11:16 PM

I still think that we cannot pick with any confidence who will be chosen to be the next Bishop of Rome. That choice will be led by the Holy Spirit.

I remain uncertain about Cardinal Arinze, and I think that Cardinal Ratzinger at age 78 is too old.

I think that the choice will be a dark horse. I hope he will not be Italian. I happent to think that Cardinal Martini would not be suitable for the task ahead.

The man chosen needs to be someone who will continue to bring Christians together and to offer strong leadership. One name that is rarely mentioned is that of the French Cardinal Lutsiger.

Posted by: Maggie4life at April 18, 2005 4:13 AM

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