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Old 02-28-2013, 11:08   #1
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The Pope's Last Day On The Job

It's pretty historic that a Pope is stepping down. It won't happen again in our lifetimes.

Has anybody out there sent their resumes into the Vatican hoping to fill the open position??


I was thinking about it, and although I like the idea of never being wrong, I wouldn't be able to deal with those red shoes and having to get up early every Sunday.


And then there's that whole "celibacy" deal....don't think I'd like that, but then again, given my age and current luck with the ladies.....not much to lose....


Who's gonna get the Pope gig next??
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:12   #2
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This morning I was thinking about what would happen when the Pope goes to file for unemployment, dressed in his street clothes.
"List your last employer....Vatican"
"List job title..................Pope"
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:25   #3
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This morning I was thinking about what would happen when the Pope goes to file for unemployment, dressed in his street clothes.
"List your last employer....Vatican"
"List job title..................Pope"
Or if he went to speed dating event, since the whole celibacy thing is over.
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I'm not Catholic anymore, but when I was, Sean O'Malley was bishop of my area. Then he got promoted to Cardinal of Boston when they had to rush Pedo-pusher Bernard Law to Rome to avoid prosecution. He did a good job of cleaning that all up and not sweeping it under the rug.

The times I met him, he was a pretty personable guy. I liked him. He's a long-shot for Pope, but the Vatican could do much much much much worse.
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In the past they have discriminated on religion for this position, so I think I am out of the running.
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Who's gonna get the Pope gig next??
The only sure bet is it won't be a US Cardinal. Odds are 1- African, 2- Italian, 3- Latin American, 4- Canadian
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In the past they have discriminated on religion for this position, so I think I am out of the running.
Never thought of it that way. Makes me wonder if "Rabbi" is out of the running????


By the way....I haven't seen a post form him today. Could he be flying to Rome???
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:56   #8
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Actually feel sad for this Pope, we was destined to fail,
Pope JP2 was a very difficult act to follow,
I think we will see more "issues" emerging from the church,
maybe a reason why He resigned.
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The only sure bet is it won't be a US Cardinal. Odds are 1- African, 2- Italian, 3- Latin American, 4- Canadian
I can see 1 and 3 based on population alone. I think 2 and 4 are probably bad moves based on politics. I could see them leaning US because of $$$, but I think the perspective of the US is not good and you have to wonder if putting the only world superpower "in charge" of the Papacy is a good idea.

Honestly, it shouldn't be about the location, it should be about the man. O'Malley is a pretty bright, go-getter-type, problem-solver, focus on Christ first sorta guy. A good choice. He WOULD spend his time where he is needed, not where he wants to be. I could see multiple trips a year to Africa and SA.

But it's political. :( (How does the house of God become a political institution????)
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But it's political. :( (How does the house of God become a political institution????)
Religion = control = politics

It's always been about politics and control.
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Religion = control = politics

It's always been about politics and control.
Forgot one. Money.
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I'll guess he will going to the Old Pope's home.
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It's pretty historic that a Pope is stepping down. It won't happen again in our lifetimes.
You dont know that. He's too pooped to pope. Could happen to anyone.

Here ya go, box for your stuff. Clean out your desk, security will be along to escort you out. And you quit, so, dont be thinkin you can file for unemployment there, uh popey. Dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.
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You dont know that. He's too pooped to pope. Could happen to anyone.

Here ya go, box for your stuff. Clean out your desk, security will be along to escort you out. And you quit, so, dont be thinkin you can file for unemployment there, uh popey. Dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya.
It only happens every 598 years, so I'm betting I won't see it again.
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I'll guess he will going to the Old Pope's home.
Sometime in April, Benedict will take up permanent residence in Mater Ecclesiae, a modest convent for cloistered nuns at the Vatican. The convent is under renovation, however, so in the meantime, Benedict will live at Castel Gandolfo, the small town of about 8,000 people a few miles southeast of Rome that has been the summer retreat for popes for almost four centuries.
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Benny ain't goin on no foodstamps program. He's going to be well taken care of.
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FYI:

Any adult male Catholic in good standing could be elevated to Pope. Although there is a snowball's chance it would be a member of the laity ranks, it is technically a possibility.

This could be a married man so the Pope would not have to be celibate. But again, snowball's chance.

Also, just because Benedict is no longer Pope, doesn't mean he no longer has to keep his vow of celibacy. That vow was taken loooooong before he was elevated to the position.
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It's pretty historic that a Pope is stepping down. It won't happen again in our lifetimes.

Has anybody out there sent their resumes into the Vatican hoping to fill the open position??


I was thinking about it, and although I like the idea of never being wrong, I wouldn't be able to deal with those red shoes and having to get up early every Sunday.


And then there's that whole "celibacy" deal....don't think I'd like that, but then again, given my age and current luck with the ladies.....not much to lose....


Who's gonna get the Pope gig next??




Word on the street is when the smoke turns white, Tim Tebow will be the head man.

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Forgot one. Money.
They've got more money, gold, jewels, and art under the Vatican than you can find at Fort Know. Power I can see, money not so sure.

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FYI:

Any adult male Catholic in good standing could be elevated to Pope. Although there is a snowball's chance it would be a member of the laity ranks, it is technically a possibility.

This could be a married man so the Pope would not have to be celibate. But again, snowball's chance.

Also, just because Benedict is no longer Pope, doesn't mean he no longer has to keep his vow of celibacy. That vow was taken loooooong before he was elevated to the position.
He doesn't even have to be Catholic to be named Pope as long as he immediately converts to Catholicism.
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It only happens every 598 years, so I'm betting I won't see it again.
I bet it becomes the norm. Reduce the infighting and politics that have traditionally followed an aging and ailing Pope.
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I was a young kid when I saw Nixon board Marine 1 helicopter.
I just watch the whole precession from leaving the Vatican and getting on then flying out on Papal 1.
I'm really bad of my religion, but watching got me choked up.
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I bet it becomes the norm. Reduce the infighting and politics that have traditionally followed an aging and ailing Pope.
You may be right.
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He'll now be known as Ex Benedict.
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GLW, that's very funny.
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