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  • Paul Joan O'Murchu
    March 14, 2013 - 10:32

    Perhaps by saying he is not interested in doctrinal debates he is saying that he will bring dissidents in line. It is not uncommon to see local Priests and Nuns spread new age and novel heretical teachings and opinions not in keeping with the Catholic Church's. They confuse and mislead people which does nothing to help their salvation. Saint Francis as told by God to "rebuild the Church" because of things like this, so maybe Pope Francis will do the same.

  • grant
    March 14, 2013 - 09:18

    What a bunch of crap.Its taking from the poor and giving to the rich. The millions of poor innocent kids, beaten and raped, over the centuries unreal. My firm belief is that it all started when the first Scroungel meet the first fool.

  • Darren
    March 14, 2013 - 09:02

    It's hard to believe that milions upon millions of modern day Catholics are still controlled by, and gullible to, this rich Organization.

  • SMOKE AND MIRRORS
    March 14, 2013 - 08:52

    Fresh Hope should include not raping children and making some real changes, Parading around like idiots, Makes me sick!

  • Judy
    March 14, 2013 - 07:53

    This Pope, as well, doesn't believe in contraception. Maybe when couples have up to twenty children to take care of, the Catholic Church, with all their wealth, will give them adequate accommodations, fed, support, and educate them. This day and age, that isn't even common sense,

  • original townie
    March 14, 2013 - 07:12

    Seems this guy opposes everything and is stuck in the 1700's. Does not agree with same sex marriage, ordaining women et et. Don't expect any sweeping changes here. That's the same stand the church has taken for hundreds of years. Same old, same old. Give us all your worldly possessions and we'll get you through "the pearlies". The catholic church refuses to step into the present and deal with current issues. Old boys club.

    • too funny
      March 14, 2013 - 08:22

      Just two examples must be a townie definition of "everything".

  • Ger
    March 14, 2013 - 06:33

    I have no doubt that Francis 1st will be good, however, I was really hoping a younger pope would be there. This is a time for change and for a Pope who may have to fight old values and views.