Mercer Boy wrote:Yeah, dude's like 78 years old...we might be doing this again in a few years.
Not 78, he's LXXVIII.
IRON CHEF wrote:I heard that the church was seeking to put in a "transition Pope" of sorts, to take a break after the long tenure of Pope John Paul II.
This is pretty big news, strange to have a new pontiff... it will take getting used to.
They also spoke of someone who would be able to stand in the shadow of JPII and this is definitely the guy. In essence, he was the nuts and bolts man for JPII as he was in charge of the theological doctrine of the church. Totally agree too in that it just sounded weird to hear "Pope Benedict XVI" instead of John Paul II.
maddog60 wrote:Really, considering how respected, renown, and just good of a guy Pope John Paul was, any pope will have a hard time living up to current expectations of pope.
They are getting ready to start the process of making him a saint so indeed he does cast a long shadow.
I like simple pleasures, like butter in my ass, lollipops in my mouth. That's just me.
Well, one of Mother Theresa's miracles was healing cancer I believe. She blessed this lady and it went away after time. I think there is more to the story but I don't remember what my teacher said exaclty.