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47of74 posted a topic in Catholics - Catholicism - OrthodoxFrancis has decided that the church should oppose capital punishment in all cases Of course the reich to life folks in this country will be lining right up to support his new call to abolish capital punishment and doing away with the death penalty tomorrow. (Yeah, sarcasm). I'm generally opposed to it myself, but I think there are a few cases where I think it is an appropriate sanction, and if I had my way the only people eligible would be government employees guilty of treason, electoral fraud, or voter suppression - and it would include elected officials and members of the military.
47of74 posted a topic in Wide World of SnarkCool. ncronline.org/news/vatican/francis-create-commission-study-female-deacons-catholic-church#.VzR7PK-lw_U.twitter Hopefully the church will move in that direction, having female deacons as a start then keep moving towards the day when all levels of holy orders are open to women. Of course this being the Catholic Church I'm managing expectations on this.
Yeah, setting up your boss is not a good career move... nydailynews.com/news/world/vatican-replace-ambassador-arranged-meeting-kim-article-1.2567132 Of course he had reached the mandatory age 75 where clergy are to send in their resignations, but the Pope doesn't always accept the resignations and keeps them working for a while longer if they feel up to it. However in this case Francis decided to replace the dude with someone else...