JCC Pope watch MMXIII

Discussion in 'Community' started by Darth Tunes, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Ghost Chosen One

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    It was just a tangent. There should still be a thread to discuss Pope Francis.
  2. V-2 Force Ghost

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    Who could have predicted that issues of Catholic policy would be discussed in a thread about the pope?
  3. Bale Force Ghost

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  4. Stackpole_The_Hobbit Force Ghost

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    And the 15-year old busboys run like hell with their hands over their arses?
  5. George Roper Jedi Grand Master

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  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Always two, there are... a Benedict and a Francis...
  8. Ghost Chosen One

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    A nice gesture...

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  9. yankee8255 Force Ghost

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    That, understandably, grabbed alot of headlines, but in terms of his announced goals, a move late last week was far more significant. The pope had listed reforming the Curia (the Vatican bureaucracy) has his number one priority, and took a major step towards doing so late last week:

    Pope Francis to revolutionise running of church with new advisory panel
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  11. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    So, Benedict still wears the Pope uniform?
  12. solojones Chosen One

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    Well that's a step in the right direction at least. Hopefully some real changes can come of it that will benefit people worldwide, namely in the missions to the poor and disadvantaged but also in confronting financial and sexual scandals in a real way.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Had one of those here for a while, it worked out awesome.
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  14. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    Did they also wear robes?
  15. Ghost Chosen One

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    Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned as "slave labour" the work conditions of victims of a factory collapse in Bangladesh in which more than 400 people have been found dead, Vatican radio reported.
    "A headline that really struck me on the day of the tragedy in Bangladesh was 'Living on 38 euros a month'. That is what the people who died were being paid. This is called slave labour," the pope was quoted as saying at a private mass.
    "Today in the world this slavery is being committed against something beautiful that God has given us -- the capacity to create, to work, to have dignity. How many brothers and sisters find themselves in this situation!" he said.
    "Not paying fairly, not giving a job because you are only looking at balance sheets, only looking at how to make a profit. That goes against God!" he was quoted as saying.
    "There are many people who want to work but cannot. When a society is organised in a way that not everyone is given the chance to work, that society is not just," he said.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/01/pope-francis-slave-labor_n_3191288.html


    More signals of change coming from the Vatican, looks people were right that he will focus more on poverty issues.
  16. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Well I suppose there is a silver lining.
  17. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    When is the world going to stop paying attention to these silly wizards?
  18. Emperor_Billy_Bob Chosen One

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    When they stop being the heads of the world's oldest and largest religious organization?
  19. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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    Looking forward to the day when that doesn't matter..
  20. LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Master

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    Didn't the Jews come first though..
  21. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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  22. Obi-Zahn Kenobi Chosen One

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    Also "the Jews" are hardly a single organization.
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  23. LandoThe CapeCalrissian Jedi Master

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    but they came first
  24. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  25. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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