Jesuits to Elect a New 'Black Pope'

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I just thought this was an interesting article on how the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church elects its new leader known colloquially as The Black Pope. I’m sort of fascinated on the inner workings of the Catholic Church and how much there is I don’t know about it even though I was a devout Catholic for most of my life.

I would actually like to strike up a friendship with a Catholic priest if any of them are readers of mine.

Catholics not welcome to adopt

Adoption Agency Rejects Catholic Parents:

You have no idea how pissed off I am about this. As an adoptee and a semi-Catholic, this infuriates me to no end.

So this “Christian” adoption agency in Mississippi called Bethany Christian Services does not allow Roman Catholics to adopt through their agency because Roman Catholicism conflicts with their “Statement of Faith.” Now I checked their “Statement of Faith” and I see nothing in there that specifically excludes true believers of the Catholic Church. Even so, this is ridiculous. In this day of abortions on demand, they should be happy that any couple regardless of faith is willing to adopt. They’re willing to deny a child a family and deny a family a child solely based on religion. Even Catholic Social Services isn’t that bad. According to CSS of North Carolina, the only religious requirement is you must have religious faith and be an active church participant regardless of denomination.

This is why I’m not so hung up about gay marriage. I’d rather see a child be adopted by a gay couple then end up in an abortionist’s dumpster. Agencies like Bethany Christian Services should make it easier for parents to adopt, not more difficult. And discriminating based on religion is about as anti-Christian as you can get.

TOF to Deb.

Pope John Paul II (Karol Jozef Wojtyla) 1920-2005

After 26-year reign, pontiff dies at 84:

Whatever I could say about him wouldn’t be enough nor would it do him justice. So I offer my prayers and condolences to his friends and family and to not only the Catholic community worldwide but also to the people of other faiths that his life has touched. I also pray for the strength of the next man to become Pope and that he has the resolve to be as good a man as Pope John Paul II was.