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posted at 10:01 pm on March 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

Bergoglio, 76, reportedly got the second-most votes after Joseph Ratzinger in the 2005 papal election, and he has long specialized in the kind of pastoral work that some say is an essential skill for the next pope. In a lifetime of teaching and leading priests in Latin America, which has the largest share of the world’s Catholics, Bergoglio has shown a keen political sensibility as well as the kind of self-effacing humility that fellow cardinals value highly, says his official biographer, Sergio Rubin.

Bergoglio would likely encourage the church’s 400,000 priests to hit the streets to capture more souls, Rubin said in an Associated Press interview. He is also most comfortable taking a low profile, and his personal style is the antithesis of Vatican splendor. “It’s a very curious thing: When bishops meet, he always wants to sit in the back rows. This sense of humility is very well seen in Rome,” Rubin said…

“Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit,” Bergoglio said.

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The new pontiff is considered a straight shooter who calls things as he sees them, and a follower of the church’s most conservative wing…

Bergogolio’s selection of the name of Pope Francis is “the most stunning” choice and “precedent shattering,” Allen said. “The new pope is sending a signal that this will not be business as usual.”

The name symbolizes “poverty, humility, simplicity and rebuilding the Catholic Church,” Allen said.

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Tears and cheers erupted across Latin American on Wednesday as an Argentine cardinal became the first pope from the hemisphere, and many expressed hope that he help bring the church closer to the poverty-wracked region that is home to more Catholics than any other…

“It’s a huge gift for all of Latin America. We waited 20 centuries. It was worth the wait,” said Jose Antonio Cruz, a Franciscan friar at the church of St. Francis of Assisi in the colonial Old San Juan district in Puerto Rico…

Latin America has some of the world’s sharpest divides between rich and poor and Marvin Cruz, a Catholic at the Parish of the Miraculous in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, said the pope’s “main challenge will be the fight against economic inequality.”

“His training as a Jesuit will allow him to take it head on,” Cruz said.

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Pope Francis is unique not just for being the first Latin American pope. He’s also the first Jesuit pope, possibly signaling a renewed emphasis on traditional Catholic theology by the church…

“I think you’ll find a man who is conservative theologically but very strong on matters of social justice,” Sheeran said…

The Society of Jesus is the largest religious order of men in the Catholic Church, according to church statistics, and the largest single order of Catholic priests. But there has never before been a Jesuit pope, reflecting both the order’s own reluctance to get deeply involved in church politics and its history as a polarizing force within Catholicism.

“I’m amazed (Francis) was selected,” Sheeran said, because “the Jesuits steer clear of getting high-ranking jobs like this.”

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Benedict was selected in 2005 as a caretaker after the momentous papacy of John Paul II, but the shy theologian appeared to show little inclination toward management. His papacy suffered from crises of communications — with Muslims, Jews and Anglicans — that, along with a sex abuse crisis that raged back to life in Europe in 2010, evolved into a crisis of governance…

Francis will have to help make the Vatican bureaucracy — often seen as a hornet’s nest of infighting Italians — work more efficiently for the good of the church. After years in which Benedict and John Paul helped consolidate more power at the top, many liberal Catholics also hope that the new pope will give local bishops’ conferences more decision-making power to help respond to the needs of the faithful.

The reform of the Roman Curia, which runs the Vatican, “is not conceptually hard,” said Alberto Melloni, the author of numerous books on the Vatican and the Second Vatican Council. “it’s hard on a political front, but it will take five minutes for someone who has the strength. You get rid of the spoil system, and that’s it.”

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Yet the new pontiff is in other ways a cautious choice — first, because at 76, he’s only two years younger than Benedict was when he was chosen in 2005, and while not exactly a ‘caretaker pope,’ is certainly a less risky choice than someone younger, who would have been expected to have a longer pontificate…

Cardinal Borgoglio may also have been a less radical choice than some other options — Milan’s Cardinal Angelo Scola, for instance — in terms of institutional reform.

After years of embarrassing sexual abuse and financial scandals, anyone stepping into the role of pope knows sweeping administrative reform is needed — even those inside the Curia who will fight hardest for the status quo publicly say they support it — and the new pope has also spoken of the need to clean house, saying, “We have to avoid the spiritual sickness of a self-referential church.”

But since Cardinal Borgoglio never worked inside the Vatican, he’s seen as less likely than some other candidates were to overhaul the way its government functions, and doesn’t, the thinking being that to truly reform the Curia, it helps to know how it works.

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My only provisional thoughts are these. First, whatever correlations of factions and forces within the conclave produced this result, Bergoglio won relatively swiftly, which — joined to his runner-up status last time, in a conclave that had a very different slate of cardinal electors — suggests a man with deep reservoirs of support and goodwill among his fellow prelates. Even if he was a compromise choice of some sort, his fellow electors were clearly quite happy to make it. If the new pope makes bold moves, and especially moves that ruffle feathers in the Roman court, it will reflect his confidence in that support. On the other hand, if he does prove more of a caretaker figure, it will be a sign that a supermajority of his fellow cardinals had much less interest in institutional change than the pre-conclave press accounts suggested.

Second, the choice of a Latin American makes a great deal of sense on paper, since Latin America is in many ways the place where the different experiences of global Catholicism converge. The region shares a New World experience with North America, a long record of church-state entanglements with Western Europe, a history of colonial exploitation and stark extremes of wealth and poverty with sub-Saharan Africa. The Latin church faces the same challenges from secularism and sexual liberation as the church in the developed world, and the same explosive growth of Pentecostalist and prosperity-oriented Christian alternatives as the church elsewhere in the global South. A pontiff from the region is thus a natural choice, in ways that an African or Asian pope might not have been, to move the church’s focus away from Europe and North America (and especially Europe) in some ways without cutting the Vatican off from the trends, issues and crises facing the church in a secularizing West.

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But the other way to look at the dawn of this papacy is that it is one more in the pile of recent Catholic novelties and mediocrities. He is the first Latin American pope, the first Jesuit to be pope, and the first to take the name Francis. And so he falls in line with the larger era of the church in the past 50 years which has been defined by ill-considered experimentation: a “pastoral” ecumenical council at Vatican II, a new synthetic vernacular liturgy, the hasty revision of the rules for almost all religious orders within the church, the dramatic gestures and “saint factory” of Pope John Paul II’s papacy, along with the surprise resignation of Benedict XVI. In this vision, Benedict’s papacy, which focused on “continuity,” seems like the exception to an epoch of stunning and unsettling change, which—as we know—usually heralds collapse.

There are reasons to believe that Pope Francis is a transitional figure, unlikely to affect major reform at the top of the church. He is not known as a champion of any theological vision, traditional or modern. He is just two years younger than Pope Benedict was upon his election eight years ago. He has deep connections to Italy, but little experience with the workings of the Vatican offices. A contentious reading of Pope Francis’ rise is that Benedict’s enemies have triumphed completely. It is unusual for a one-time rival in a previous election to triumph in a future one. And there is almost no path to Bergoglio’s election without support from curial Italians, combined with a Latin American bloc. Low-level conspiracy theories already flourish in Italy that Benedict’s resignation was the result of a curia determined to undermine his reforms. This election will only intensify that speculation. An older pope who does not know which curial offices and officers need the ax, will be even easier to ignore than Benedict…

Of course, the papacy has offered surprises in the past. Catholic tradition holds that the papacy was built on a mediocre man, St. Peter, who was once described as “a shuffler, a snob, a coward—in a word, a man.” Pope Francis is now the man at the head of a Church impaired by immoral clergy, negligent bishops, and a moribund intellectual and spiritual life. God help him.

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Good evening HA!

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:02 PM

A Bishop!

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Anybody?

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I know it was a little early..

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Jackie? Scrumpy? Predator? B?

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:04 PM

…the Popes first flash mob!

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2013 at 10:04 PM

EG? Barb? Tommy? Sparky?

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

KA2!

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

…oh sorry…Ken!

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

“Poop and Change”

Obama’s plan..

Electrongod on March 13, 2013 at 10:06 PM

…oh sorry…Ken!

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2013 at 10:05 PM

No Sorry! Glad to see you!

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Hello, Ken:)

Habemus Papam!

May the Good Lord bless him and keep him safe.

Jvette on March 13, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Good evening HA!

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:02 PM

You forgot the “L”..

:)

Electrongod on March 13, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Pope and change.

Good one AP,……Power To Truth!!

canopfor on March 13, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Jvette on March 13, 2013 at 10:07 PM

:-)

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Electrongod on March 13, 2013 at 10:07 PM

We can do without “it” tonight.

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:09 PM

I’m not Catholic, but blessings and happiness directed to those who are.

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Evening everyone

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Hi CoffeeLover.

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:11 PM

OT: helps Colorado out. Hickenlooper said he wants to base his decision on the magazine ban on how many emails he gets for and and against.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/03/foghorn/colorado-governor-tallying-emails-on-magazine-ban-to-inform-decision-cya/#comment-843003

jawkneemusic on March 13, 2013 at 10:12 PM

We can do without “it” tonight.

KCB on March 13, 2013 at 10:09 PM

It is a coming..

He is reviewing keyboard operations..

Again.

Electrongod on March 13, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Hi Ken!!!

Laughing at the House Budget Markup that is still going on….

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Evening everyone

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM

*clink*

Electrongod on March 13, 2013 at 10:13 PM

I’m not Catholic, but blessings and happiness directed to those who are.

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Ditto.

gophergirl on March 13, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Hiya EG! I should have gotten a glass of wine to watch this although there have been some funny moments.

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Ditto.

gophergirl on March 13, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Second that..

Electrongod on March 13, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Greetings Ken and friends! The new Pope seems like a breath of fresh air. I hope the social justice is truly based on scripture rather than communist tripe. It is hopeful to see a strong Catholic leader, God bless him.

indypat on March 13, 2013 at 10:16 PM

thanks Wolly and GG. I was psyched today waiting on who it was and jealous of Ed in the middle of those people clamoring to see who it was at St. Peters Square.

I said a prayer for him, Pope Francis and one for all.

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:17 PM

“Pope and change.”

Meh…

*clinky!*

:)

Seven Percent Solution on March 13, 2013 at 10:17 PM

GG.. *clink* (red wine) ;)

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 10:17 PM

thanks indypat and EG. :)

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:18 PM

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Funny moments..
Liberal style…

To understand.

You have to use their potoen.

Electrongod on March 13, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Rep Alan Nunnelee from Mississippi…..just said they’ve been at this for the last 12 hours and every Ds amendment is just to tax and spend more money. The Southern drawl added to the humor and made me smile.

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Ok.. here’s what I want to know. Two budgets. Neither will pass both bodies. Congress stops getting payed. How’s this going to play out?

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 10:20 PM

It’s a lot of pomp and circumstance for…I’m not sure.

SouthernGent on March 13, 2013 at 10:22 PM

lol EG :)

Wolly I don’t know but I’d sure like to be a fly in the room if it ever gets to conference.

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:24 PM

The new Pope seems like a breath of fresh air. I hope the social justice is truly based on scripture rather than communist tripe. It is hopeful to see a strong Catholic leader, God bless him.

Well what do you expect, the new pope has complained about the “unfair distribution of goods”. A textbook socialist refrain.

Despite whining from some quarters, Obama has never tried to achieve any real redistribution of wealth. The wealthy have only grown wealthier over the last 5 years.

The new pontiff clearly would like to see the reverse occur.

bayam on March 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Boehner was on Hannity today and sounded scared. The whole we only control 1/3 meme.

Yea,, but that 1/3 controls the buck$. bicameral with short terms for a reason. Why do think the founders made the body with the shortest terms in control of the money?

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM

“a smaller, but more fervent Catholic Church”

Good posting, RWM. Thanks.

indypat on March 13, 2013 at 10:32 PM

The Senate was designed to prevent a quick coup. The house was designed to prevent a long one.

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 10:34 PM

For your Dining and Dancing Pleasure…remember, there is no such thing as Voter/Vote Fraud!

Officials Plead Guilty in New York Voter Fraud Case

A total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election.

-snip-

Former Troy Democratic City Clerk William McInerney, Democratic Councilman John Brown, and Democratic political operatives Anthony Renna and Anthony DeFiglio have entered guilty pleas in the case, in which numerous signatures were allegedly forged on absentee ballots in the 2009 Working Families Party primary, the political party that was associated with the now-defunct community group, ACORN.

The four have pleaded guilty to one count of various charges, ranging from forgery to falsifying business records, and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

-snip-

The case in Troy echoes a similar election fraud investigation that is now ongoing in Indiana.

St. Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak, in South Bend, is currently investigating allegations that numerous signatures on 2008 Democratic Presidential primary petitions for then candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, were faked. There are claims that so many signatures were fraudulent, that the Obama campaign may not have actually obtained enough legitimate signatures to have legally qualified for the ballot.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Does anyone know what happened to Ed Schultz? MSNBC is going to announce his replacement tomorrow, according to a Toure tweet that I read.

Resist We Much on March 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Thanks RWM….always interesting and on point.

Wolly I caught most of Levin on Hannity tonight and Sean mentioned Boehner’s using the “full faith and credit” line. I didn’t hear his radio show.

I am all confused about the money now since I understood Ryan to say last night that a lot of the money for Ocare is already in the mandatory spending…so they can’t defund Ocare in its entirety unless they had the Senate and WH. I keep reading and listening hoping to get more clarity.

I would think they gave the House control of the money because WE THE PEOPLE could fire them faster if we didn’t agree with how they were spending our money.

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Does anyone know what happened to Ed Schultz? MSNBC is going to announce his replacement tomorrow, according to a Toure tweet that I read.

Resist We Much on March 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM

I haven’t heard….won’t miss him though :) Maybe he got a better paying job with a union????

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Does anyone know what happened to Ed Schultz? MSNBC is going to announce his replacement tomorrow, according to a Toure tweet that I read.

Resist We Much on March 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM

…are you kidding?…I’m always looking to YOU for news!

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Tell me about the “unfair distribution of goods” in Argentina, bayam. I’m not up to speed on thier politics. Capitalism run amuck?

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Here u go RWM!

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Despite whining from some quarters, Obama has never tried to achieve any real redistribution of wealth. The wealthy have only grown wealthier over the last 5 years.

The new pontiff clearly would like to see the reverse occur.

bayam on March 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM

I know you think your opinion is important but speaking only for myself, I read your posts and think “same shit, different day.”

arnold ziffel on March 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM

The newly elected Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is linked to the mysterious ecumenical group Comunione e Liberazione. Bergoglio is an accomplished theologian who distanced himself from liberation theology early in his career. He is thought to be close to Comunione e Liberazione, a conservative lay movement.

J_Crater on March 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/ed-schultz-time-slot-leaving-weeknight_n_2871383.html?utm_hp_ref=media

NO clue why the article didn’t come up as a link

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Bergoglio has shown a keen political sensibility as well as the kind of self-effacing humility that fellow cardinals value highly

He’s almost as humble as Barack Obama.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:41 PM

this seems to be a highly sad column from jonah goldberg.

as we all know the 20th century was consumed by various collectivist movements, governments and cultural trends. Jonah points out that the US was part and parcel of that.

Conservatives wonder why things don’t ever go their way. Well, maybe, it is just that once started collectivism rolls along. Central planning is pretty much a way of life now. Sure, leftist always want to move forward…more and more detailed collectivism …and more and more global collectivism. That is who they are.

And now…everyone is scared of pocket knives on planes…pass a law to prevent pocket knives on planes. If the tsa ever said stop taking off your shoes there might be an outcry…NO! what if there’s a BOMB???

we’ve adapted well. Just like we’ve adapted to the zero interest rate…which is reinforced globally by the central bankers. No risk…no return…it is only fair..right?

When GIs were children, the White House held its first Conference on Children, and Congress created the first U.S. Children’s Bureau and passed the first federal child labor law. They benefited from government-run schools in large numbers, and after the war from the aptly named GI Bill. And when the first wave of GIs approached old age, Howe and Strauss noted, the White House held its first Conference on Aging. Congress created the National Institute on Aging and passed the first federal age discrimination law.

“The entire modern growth in government spending has coincided with the duration of their adult life cycle,” the authors noted.

Also, the GI Generation was deferential to authority long before anyone was asked to fight the Nazis. It was the most “uniformed generation” in U.S. history, the historians wrote. Nearly all the scouting organizations — Boy Scouts (1910), Girl Scouts (1912), 4-H Clubs (1914) — were launched to accommodate the GI.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/03/04/greatest-generation-the-most-entitled-column/1963099/

r keller on March 13, 2013 at 10:41 PM

The Future of the Catholic Church: Smaller, But More Conservative

Resist We Much on March 13, 2013 at 10:27 PM

One wonders if the conservatism will then become attractive to a new generation, like in past times of revival, making it grow again.

alwaysfiredup on March 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I’m not Catholic, but blessings and happiness directed to those who are.

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM

I second, third, fourth that.

ITguy on March 13, 2013 at 10:42 PM

RWM, this is all I saw.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM

More on that NY Voter Fraud Case:

Three of the four men sentenced Tuesday said they were sorry they were part of a cabal of Democrats who forged up to 50 absentee ballots in the 2009 primary to secure the Working Families Party line for Democratic candidates running for city council.

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ballot-trial-terms-heavier-4348019.php#ixzz2NTk1Aplk

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Pope and change.

Venit, vidit, lusit.

Dusty on March 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

From the HuffPo link:

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz announced on his Wednesday show that he would be leaving his 8 p.m. weeknight time slot. Schultz will move “The Ed Show” to the weekends, where it will air from 5 to 7 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Thursday night’s show will be his last. His weekend show will begin in April.

…Schultz may have more time to travel the country, but the shifting of his show to weekends is a clear demotion.

Fallon on March 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

So much for all the “intelligentsia” and their predictions. Just how was the Cardinal who came in 2nd to Pope Benedict in the previous voting not even mentioned as the next potential Pope.

They obviously didn’t follow the GOP mantra of next-in-line™.

Long live Pope Francis! And for all you haters:

Lighten UP!

can_con on March 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Well what do you expect, the new pope has complained about the “unfair distribution of goods”. A textbook socialist refrain.

bayam on March 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Not really. Just like the Left overlooks “THE LOVE OF” part in “the love of money is the root of all evil” and claims that money is the root of all evil, you are overlooking the word “UNJUST.”

That some are much more wealthier than others through their own labour is NOT UNJUST.

Did I find it UNJUST that Hugh Chavez, a tinpot, iron-fisted dicKtator, who called himself a “champion of the poor,” died with a personal fortune of $2 billion that he amassed by stealing from his own people?

You betcha!

Do I find it UNJUST that there are 85 BILLIONAIRES in the Chinese Communist Party, which is NOTORIOUSLY corrupt, engages in systematic human rights abuses, cares nothing about the welfare of the “workers,” and routinely crush the “voices of the oppressed people”?

You betcha!

Do I find it UNJUST that the Castro brothers are each worth over a billion dollars and enjoy healthcare that the people they rule over in the Glorious Workers’ Paradise known as “Cuba” could only dream of obtaining while living on less than $30 a month?

You betcha!

Pope Francis was a member of Comunione e Liberazione, which is specifically anti-Marxist and anti-secular. He turned away from liberation theology early in his career.

You do realise that the left in Argentina hate him and describe him as positively “medieval,” don’t you?

Resist We Much on March 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Thanks, Fallon!

Resist We Much on March 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM

RWM, more here but no replacement.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Does anyone know if he speaks English?

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Why are they calling him “Francis the first”?

Shouldn’t it just be Francis?

portlandon on March 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM

The slate article is putrid in its content, as to be expected.

Slate questioning the intellectual virility of any other organization is laughable.

BKennedy on March 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Shouldn’t it just be Francis?

portlandon on March 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM

You are correct, the media are fools…

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Well what do you expect, the new pope has complained about the “unfair distribution of goods”. A textbook socialist refrain.

bayam on March 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM

He meant the Looting by the socialist capos running Argentina, doofus. See the Cow of Argentina, with profuse apologies to the milk-producing critters.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

You are correct, the media are fools…

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Indeed, and welcome back OC.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

In a lifetime of teaching and leading priests in Latin America, which has the largest share of the world’s Catholics, Bergoglio has shown a keen political sensibility as well as the kind of self-effacing humility that fellow cardinals value highly, says his official biographer, Sergio Rubin.

That the Pope comes from leadership among the part of the world that has the largest share of the world’s Catholics is a glorious change of mindset.

Happy Nomad on March 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Indeed, and welcome back OC.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Hey, whats up?

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I wonder if the new witch doctor drag queen considers the poor “parasites” like the good christian folk here at Hot Gas do?

DBear on March 13, 2013 at 10:49 PM

HuffPo sez Ed Schultz goes to weekends.

J_Crater on March 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

God Bless and Keep The New Pope, the Catholic Church and God-Loving people everywhere!

A Little Something for those Celebrants that do it with Red Wine!

…And Here’s ANOTHER way to say it…..

williamg on March 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

The Future of the Catholic Church: Smaller, But More Conservative

Resist We Much on March 13, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Leftist latrine rats hardest hit.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Prayers are ascending for all of our RCC Brethren…

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Same ol’ – we were asking about you, now and then, just wishing you well.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:51 PM

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I need breaks from politics now and then or I cultivate hatred in my heart…

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM

I wonder if the new witch doctor drag queen considers the poor “parasites” like the good christian folk here at Hot Gas do?

DBear on March 13, 2013 at 10:49 PM

It’s incredibly schadenfreudig to watch the leftist latrine rats’ reaction today.

Most ironic comment of the day, right after the announcement

“HA commentariat hardest hit”…sesqui, to that effect.

Heh, heh, that turned out ok.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM

RWM, this is all I saw.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM

from that………….

UPDATE: A spokesperson for MSNBC released the following statement to Mediaite:

“We’re very happy with the performance of our primetime lineup, which topped Fox News Channel three nights this week. There are no changes planned.”

…really?…interesting!

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

…really?…interesting!

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Well, they lied and the Earth is still round, and they have a new pope.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

I need breaks from politics now and then or I cultivate hatred in my heart…

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM

…yeah…but we’ll take you… THAT WAY too!
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Well what do you expect, the new pope has complained about the “unfair distribution of goods”. A textbook socialist refrain.

bayam on March 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM

No, what he actually said was a textbook Planet Earth refrain against the Socialists who started to run Argentina into the ground several decades ago, and who are now doing the same thing again as we speak.

BTW, I have a Major League Spy on the ground in Buenos Aires, so I know what I’m talking about.

Yawn. You were much funnier at Captain’s Quarters.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I need breaks from politics now and then or I cultivate hatred in my heart…

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 10:52 PM

Bmore says it best “you are my enemies now”.

Just mock the self-destructive fools.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

DBear on March 13, 2013 at 10:49 PM

…FO…go beatoff in the corner in someones moms basement…that’s all you’re good for!

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Good evening everyone…

SWalker on March 13, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Heh, I just typed similar thoughts. bayam is not only unfunny but incredibly circular-thinking. It goes around, and around, and around, like a hamster on a wheel.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

UPDATE: A spokesperson for MSNBC released the following statement to Mediaite:

“We’re very happy with the performance of our primetime lineup, which topped Fox News Channel three nights this week.

Proof or it didn’t happen. ;)

alwaysfiredup on March 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Well what do you expect, the new pope has complained about the “unfair distribution of goods”. A textbook socialist refrain.

[bayam on March 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM]

The difference being that the Church’s refrain is to persuade a better course by way of Free Will, whereas the socialists use it to force adherence to their conception of what it right, and employing deception and violence to achieve it and with it the destruction of Free Will.

Satan approves of the Socialists’ methods. Thank God, we have a member of the Church Militant to combat it.

Dusty on March 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Hi SWalker

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Seems 27% work for the gubmint in Argentina. Average <11k/yr. GDP is <2%.

Who are the parasites dbear?

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Hi SWalker

CoffeeLover on March 13, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Good evening Coffee Lover…

SWalker on March 13, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I wonder if the new witch doctor drag queen considers the poor “parasites” like the good christian folk here at Hot Gas do?

DBear on March 13, 2013 at 10:49 PM

The majority of the Democrat members of the US Senate are Catholics, as is your Goddess Nancy Pelosi in the House.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Read To LEARN!

williamg on March 13, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I try not to cultivate hatred against others, it is a sin I really have to work on…

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Papal TEA partier, reject Europe, embrace your most Catholic region of the planet…sounds Good!

Who is John Galt on March 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Please provide link to this speech, if you run across. Thanks ahead.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 11:04 PM

I haven’t seen this many trolls in one day in a long time. Religion really freaks them out, huh?

wolly4321 on March 13, 2013 at 11:05 PM

I try not to cultivate hatred against others, it is a sin I really have to work on…

OmahaConservative on March 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Don’t hate them, mock them, 24/7. They provide all the material.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

…really?…interesting!

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Well, they lied and the Earth is still round, and they have a new pope.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Not to “nitpick”……but, it’s actually an Oblate Spheroid…….

williamg on March 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

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