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The Pope’s Muffled Voice
New York Times, by Frank Bruni

Original Article

Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/19/2013 10:29:39 PM

There were reports over the weekend that cardinals might tweak the rules and begin the conclave to choose Pope Benedict XVI’s successor sooner than March 15, which had been the earliest date mentioned. That would be a blessing. Already in the American news media it’s all pope all the time, a tsunami of papal coverage, and until a new pope is named, the tide won’t quit. You’d be forgiven for concluding that he’ll actually have significant sway over Catholics in this country. He won’t, not over the majority of them, not in any immediate sense. And it’s worth pausing,

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Almost didn´t post this unbelievable direct assault on the Catholic Church and the leadership of 1.2billion people worldwide, until I realized it ponts up the hypocracy of the so-called paper of record...doubtful they would publish a similar attack on Islam and its 1billion members written by their former restaurant critic whose current claim to fame is being the NYTimes openly gay columnist...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Michaelus, 2/19/2013 10:37:35 PM     (No. 9185908)

Wow - I did not realize that the NY Times was still in business. How quaint. Is this just a reprint of something written about John Paul II, or Paul VI or john XXIII or Pius XII et cetera et cetera?




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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/19/2013 11:27:29 PM     (No. 9185961)

There is only one sentence that is true:

But they have minds and wills of their own, and no conclave will change that.

We are all born with free will. Free to choose right or choose wrong and be held accoutable for those choices.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 2/19/2013 11:32:03 PM     (No. 9185967)

American Catholics represent only about 4% of the Church´s membership around the world, about, maybe, the percentage of New Yorkers who read the slimes anymore, and Catholics in places like China risk their lives to worship the way the Church teaches, as do those in Africa where a Muslim could kill them in church any given Sunday. The "good" Catholics in the U.S. are sufficient unto the day and the rest can take their chances.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mcparland, 2/19/2013 11:37:35 PM     (No. 9185975)

Mr. Bruni´s credentials: He´s homosexual, he used to write restaurant reviews, and his parents raised him as a Catholic. That makes him qualified to comment on and trash the Catholic church as an "editorial commentator" whenever the opportunity arises in the pages of the New York Times.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/19/2013 11:49:04 PM     (No. 9185980)

#4 - Bruni used his free will, made his choices and will be held accountable.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: jlw509, 2/20/2013 8:02:41 AM     (No. 9186315)

What a tepid rehash of cliches. Frank Bruni could have written this in his sleep. And probably did.

ZZZzzzz.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/20/2013 9:31:57 AM     (No. 9186499)

Poor Frank, "all pope all the time" must be crowding out the all mr. o. all the time coverage.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 2/20/2013 10:49:08 AM     (No. 9186680)

Good comments, all...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: shepsmum, 2/20/2013 12:19:05 PM     (No. 9186861)

So, Mr. Bruni had to write this piece (which I didn´t read because I´m pretty sure what he´ll say and I am Catholic and probably shouldn´t have murderous thoughts, at least during Lent), complaining in part about the non-stop coverage of the Pope. I guess I´m not as smart as a New York liberal, but how is writing about something that you think is receiving too much coverage solving your so-called problem? Just askin´

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