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Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by Loretto on 26 April 2010 1:26pm
 
ha ha! Yeah that thing is a gas guzzler....looks like something Elvis Presley should have been driven around in.
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Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by Loretto on 26 April 2010 1:49pm
 
12. The red hat that he wears...
http://politicolnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/pope-in-his-red-hat.jpeg

What a fashion faux pas!
 
Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by bIG bLOGGER on 26 April 2010 3:48pm
 
jtm: sorry to see that this debate has stunned you into an unusual silence :))
 
Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by johnnythemonkey on 26 April 2010 3:52pm
 
There has been no debate bIG. There has been anti-Catholic bigotry dressed up as criticism.

Here's an article by Melanie Phillips, who happens to be Jewish.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/election/article-1268807/The-FOs-Pope-condom-insult-dismal-reflection-Britains-become.html
 
Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by bIG bLOGGER on 26 April 2010 4:59pm
 
And we all thought those civil servants in the British Foreign Office were a bunch of stuffy pen pushers! It seems that at least one or two of them have got a sense of humour!!

On the other hand,any SOH Melanie Phillips ever once had sailed out to sea many moons ago,and was shipwrecked. The woman's opinions are as dull as ditchwater.
 
Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by Loretto on 26 April 2010 5:02pm
 
"Some in the Catholic Church are dismissing all this as a joke, a kind of internal office prank that somehow got out of hand.

On first reading, this is certainly how it seems. After all, surely no one could have put forward in all seriousness suggestions which read like a Monty Python sketch."

At least Catholics have a sense of humor!

 
Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by johnnythemonkey on 26 April 2010 5:49pm
 
bIG, Melanie Phillips may not be to everyone's taste but she's a very intelligent woman.
So intelligent in fact, that she has corresponded with JTM on several occasions. :)
 
Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by Loretto on 26 April 2010 7:09pm
 
I just want to clarify and confirm this;
we are talking about The Pope and Catholicism 'the belief system' not the Catholics themselves. I do have friends who are still Catholics and THEY are good people. We're not painting everyone with the same brush here, are we? I mean the CATHOLICS of today and yesterday didn't cause all the trouble, the POWERS within the church did. Right? OK. Just wanted to make sure. Thanks.
 
Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by Spursfan on 26 April 2010 7:28pm
 
Yes Loretto. Personally I was born C of E but have chosen the Atheist path. I have nothing against Catholics - though obviously being brought up Protestant (not that we went to church!!) I think that Catholic services are OTT, but I have many Catholic friends, as I do Muslim friends.

We lived for nearly 20 years in a nearby town (Stone) which is predominately Catholic - in fact my Dad was worried sick I would be converted!! I was gobsmacked quite frankly because when I was growing up I could count the times we went to church apart from school things on one hand!! (HE, btw, was baptised in Calcutta).

The 'wrongs' that we've mentioned - birth control and women priests for example - are what we are 'complaining' about. It is the hierachy that is to blame, not the rank and file Catholic believers/supporters or whatever.

I'm rambling again....

:)
 
Re: Several centuries later....Pope to Apologise!! by Spursfan on 26 April 2010 7:38pm
 
Oh and as for No. 12 - isn't it a WHITE hat???

Just shows you how LITTLE I know!!

:)
 
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