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View Poll Results: Are you happy with the Conclaves decision?
I知 extremely happy with Ratzinger 393 74.29%
I知 happy and hope Ratzinger will do a good job 108 20.42%
I知 happy we have new Pope but not sure about Ratzinger 8 1.51%
I知 happy and hope Ratzinger will change his ways 2 0.38%
I知 have concerns with the choice of Ratzinger 18 3.40%
Voters: 529. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
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Old Apr 19, '05, 3:27 pm
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While I am personally not in favor of married priests, I wish everyone wouldn't lump that in there with women priests, abortion, gay marriage, contraception, etc.

It is, after all, a matter of Church discipline. The others are not. I would hate for someone to have the wrong idea about the changeability of Church doctrine if for any reason the Church decided to change direction in this area.
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Old Apr 19, '05, 3:28 pm
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On another thread there is a link to a poll by CNN. It showed that more people did not like the new pope. It was a poll of everyone.

I think this is the only poll that matters. This is a poll of devout Catholics. This tells what devout Catholics think, and that is what matters.
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Old Apr 19, '05, 3:32 pm
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On another thread there is a link to a poll by CNN. It showed that more people did not like the new pope. It was a poll of everyone.

I think this is the only poll that matters. This is a poll of devout Catholics. This tells what devout Catholics think, and that is what matters.
Yup, gotta agree with ya there Jimmy. It's nice that when you poll a group who self-select towards being devout, you find that we're thrilled with the selection!

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Old Apr 19, '05, 3:36 pm
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Pope Benedict XVI is the Vicar of Christ on Earth.

I think he is an excellent choice.
So do I ! So too all the "catholics" with an agenda ( pro-abortion, pro woman priests, pro euthanasia, etc, tough luck. There will be no changes in church law anytime soon. I believe he will be a very conservative and holy Pope, and will be much loved. God bless him!
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Old Apr 19, '05, 3:45 pm
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What do you mean by a moderate tone? Should the Pope be defined by 'moderate' liberal 'conservative'?

He should strike a biblical tone.. I guess if you have to name it. A Pope's duty is to Jesus and the Church. Not to the media, or to any 'progressive movements' The church stays steady.
Exactly!
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Old Apr 19, '05, 3:58 pm
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Happy happy joy joy!!

Cardinal Ratzinger's election as Supreme Pontiff sends a clear signal to dissenters:

No, we will not have women priests.
No, we will not have married priests.
No, we will not endorse homosexual behavior.
No, we will not permit gay marriage.
No, we will not permit abortion.
No, we will not permit artificial contraception.
No, we will not permit assisted suicide.

Right on! Go Pope Benedict XVI !!!!
I give that a 3 AMEN's
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Old Apr 19, '05, 3:58 pm
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You should hear the liberal media on TV! They cannot stand it!
Long live our Holy Father Benedict XVI!
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WooHOOO! I must say I was shocked Because he seemed to be the "frontrunner" going in to Conclave. But yippeeee I'm thrilled! (of course I would have been thrilled with whomever was chosen).

And to those 53% responding in the CNN poll...phooey.

Thanks be to God!
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Old Apr 19, '05, 4:01 pm
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I clapped and yelled wahoooooo. It is a good day to be Catholic. Praise God!!!!
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Old Apr 19, '05, 4:04 pm
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The choice of Pope is directed by the Holy Spirit, so of course it was the "right choice"! Even those who may be unhappy with the choice of Cardinal Ratzinger must trust in God that He knows what he is doing, and that He knows our needs better than we do.

Personally, I'm ecstatic! I hope Benedict XVI will continue JPII's work of rooting out the liberalism that is growing in the Church.

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Old Apr 19, '05, 4:07 pm
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The Holy Spirit chooses the new Pope and communicates this to the hearts and souls of men, those men being the conclave who pray for God's will...there is never an error in the election of a new Pope.
The Holy Spirit doesn't choose the pope. The cardinals choose the pope. And they don't always make the best choice - they are guided and inspired by the Holy Spirit, as they are in all their public activities, but they are not free from error. I can dig up the quote from a week or so ago where Pope Benedict stated as much.

Having said that, I think the cardinals made an excellent choice, and I pray for a holy and successful reign.
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Old Apr 19, '05, 4:09 pm
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I clapped and yelled wahoooooo. It is a good day to be Catholic. Praise God!!!!
Woof Wooof Woooofff

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Old Apr 19, '05, 4:27 pm
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Hey, polls dont matter. and really my opinion does not matter either. What matters is that the Holy Spirit has chosen Ratzinger as our next pope. I want what God wants. He is my Pope. Long live the Pope!! Viva il Papa!!!..

CTA is not a happy group, but, heck, thats their problem.
Some politicians are not happy because he advocated not giving communion to "Catholic" politicians who are pro-abortion, (sometimes disguise themselves as 'pro-choice-but-against-abortion'). That is their problem too.
But hey, now maybe ALL the US Bishops will be forced to speak out instead of cowering behind the "dont want to upset the faithful" excuse. Ratzinger said "When these precautionary measures have not had their effect...the minister of Holy Communion MUST refuse to distribute it". To which one US Bishop responded "I would emphasize that Cardinal Ratzinger clearly leaves to us as teachers, pastors and leaders WHETHER to pursue this path." Come on. What part of MUST REFUSE do they not understand?
And some are upset because Benedict XVI said that the Catholic Church is the TRUE Church. WHAT????
What do they expect a Pope to say? Something like...."eh.... maybe the CC is the true church, maybe its not, maybe there is another true church somewhere."
What a bunch of maroons..
I was hoping for Cardinal Arinze, but the Holy Spirits knows better then me.....

Hey, didja notice that band and soldiers marching in right before the Pope was introduced. Reminded me of those soldiers from "Wizard of Oz".
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Do you think it was the right choice?

Do you think he'll do a good job?

Did he signal a moderate tone with his choice of names?
## I'm very pleased the election was over so quickly - Churches need bishops. I'm sorry for him; but very glad as well.

My only concern is that he might not last long - especially after the theorising which followed the death of John Paul I. A repeat of that would be no good at all.

IMO, he will, if spared, surprise us all. I think it's very good to have a theologian-pope; one of the advantages in choosing Ratzinger, is that he's had so much to do with ecumenism; so the choice should also help other Churches, however indirectly. And with any luck, there will be less bureaucracy, more subsidiarity, and fewer mixed signals. I just hope his relative lack of pastoral experience won't hinder him; but the Romans seem happy to have him.

I hope he will be a unifying figure, a reconciling figure, especially in such a sorely divided Church; and why shouldn't he be ? ##
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Old Apr 19, '05, 4:32 pm
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I am delighted with the decision of the College of Cardinals. The Holy Spirit definitely worked through them.

God Bless Benedict XVI.

God Bless the Catholic Church.
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