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Old 03-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #46
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Curious to find out what Clifton thinks of Vatican 2, which drastically changed the Church. That was an abrupt change, so the Church has a precedence for change.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:32 PM   #47
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Kate Middleton's baby bump is the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion people? Who knew?

What exactly does the pope do? And 1.2 billion people? Yeah, I'm sure all of them are diehards and hang on every word the pope says. Please.

Pope only makes news when one dies, quits or a new one is just elected.

Even when I was catholic, I had no idea what the pope did. Like wtf does he have to do with some small parish in Texas?
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:34 PM   #48
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What exactly does the pope do? And 1.2 billion people? Yeah, I'm sure all of them are diehards and hang on every word the pope says. Please.

Pope only makes news when one dies, quits or a new one is just elected.

Even when I was catholic, I had no idea what the pope did. Like wtf does he have to do with some small parish in Texas?
This.

I'm not Catholic, but always wondered what does the Pope do?
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:20 AM   #49
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This.

I'm not Catholic, but always wondered what does the Pope do?

I answered this in your other post. He sets dogma for entire Catholic faith. Check out Wikipedia if need more answers. Google is your friend too.
In short, the pope is a bishop (Bishop of Rome) so he does bishoply stuff like promote priests to monseignors and since he is a special kind of bishop, so can promote priests to bishop and bishops to cardinals . He is the head of state of his own country, so he does political stuff like deal with a budget. and he also does some writing/scholarly stuff. And he occasionally tours and sells out stadiums so he's like, um,...how can I make this understandable for you, the Jackson Family? So he's like a mix bishop-president-dean-of-a-university who gets to tour in front of thousands of eager fans. My Mom is going to Vatican this April.


They occasionally also get to do other stuff like help bring down Communism
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Vacel Havel called the Pope's 1979 pilgrimage to Poland "a miracle" and credited John Paul II's contribution during the trip with being more important than anything the leaders of the U.S. or U.S.S.R. had done.
Or on the other hand, tolerate a system that just moves bad actors around instead of admit wrongdoing.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #50
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While looking for something else, I came across this.
Catholic institutions spent about 180 billion in the US in 2010
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Catholic institutions themselves employ over 1 million people in the United States. That would make the church one of the nation’s largest employers, behind only Walmart. It employs far more people than General Electric or McDonald’s or GM or the U.S. Postal Service.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:08 PM   #51
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The Pope is the head of state of one of the most influential and richest nations in the world, if you don't think his actions have impact then you gotta study world history.
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