“What’s going to be very key in this conclave is the person, the personality,” Monsignor Figueiredo said. “Is he a man who can really speak to the hearts of people in this secularized, de-Christianized world where people, let’s face it, are leaving the church and need to be attracted to the message?”
Phi Beta Iota: The reason Catholic priests are not allowed to marry goes back in history to the Church’s desire to avoid paying benefits to windows and orphans. That one financially-motivated decision has spawned over a century of depraved pedophiles — not a majority of priests, but such a substantial element, and with the active cover-up enabled by all the others — that the Church must be considered, as one post is entitled below, to have one foot in hell. It’s time for John Paul III, a Pope committed to transparency, truth, and trust. The one man that appears qualified to actually create a culture of global inter-faith harmony and an end to secular and material corruption is also the one Cardinal that has a large Twitter following and is considered to be too eager to reach outside the Church. Let’s see what divine intervention brings us in a few weeks.