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Catholic Church moves toward consequentialism - Input Junkie
February 11th, 2013
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Catholic Church moves toward consequentialism
We have the unusual phenomenon of a Pope resigning because he thinks he is no longer physically and mentally up to the job.

That is, instead of assuming that the Pope should endure the pain and exhaustion of a job he's losing the ability to do and Catholics should endure a Church led by a Pope who's running down, a pragmatically sensible choice has been made.

I can only hope that there will be a motion toward a similarly sensible attitude about contraception, abortion, promotion for women, and homosexuality.

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From:athgarvan
Date:February 11th, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Of course, if the Church is based on reason rather than on Faith.
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From:agrumer
Date:February 11th, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Presumably, this way he can influence the choice of his successor.
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From:harvey_rrit
Date:February 11th, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
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Well, you can hope, anyway.

Me, not so much.
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From:dr_zrfq
Date:February 13th, 2013 06:33 am (UTC)
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We can hope. I'm not holding my breath, though. The last two decades of RC church history seem to have been dominated by an apparent desire by those in power to repudiate Vatican II.
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