Comments on: Vatican Says Media Trying to Put Pressure of ‘Public Opinion’ on Papal Election http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:48:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Mr_jtee http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10481557 Mr_jtee Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:40:20 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10481557 Here's what I don't understand. We have a historical record from as recent as a few years ago to well over several centuries of the Vatican and particularly the Popes of the past doing some very bad stuff. So much so we've made countless movies, tv shows, and books about it. We even teach it to our children in school. So after several centuries of blatant corruption (no more or less than any other institution), the Vatican believes the media is responsible for turning public opinion against them? This stuff confuses me. Here’s what I don’t understand. We have a historical record from as recent as a few years ago to well over several centuries of the Vatican and particularly the Popes of the past doing some very bad stuff. So much so we’ve made countless movies, tv shows, and books about it. We even teach it to our children in school. So after several centuries of blatant corruption (no more or less than any other institution), the Vatican believes the media is responsible for turning public opinion against them? This stuff confuses me.

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By: Regina McIlvain http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10480773 Regina McIlvain Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:00:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10480773 Is there a movement, or petition, generated to immediately ensure action at the upcoming Papal election to include women, both as voters representative of their countries, and as nominees to be the next Pope? This may sound a bit extreme (a bit?) but global loss of confidence in the ruling elite of the Church, and ever-worsening revelations about past and present abuses, offer us the perfect opportunity to set in motion a true reform from within. I nominate Joan Chittister, OSB (without having asked her permission) Is there a movement, or petition, generated to immediately ensure action at the upcoming Papal election to include women, both as voters representative of their countries, and as nominees to be the next Pope? This may sound a bit extreme (a bit?) but global loss of confidence in the ruling elite of the Church, and ever-worsening revelations about past and present abuses, offer us the perfect opportunity to set in motion a true reform from within.

I nominate Joan Chittister, OSB (without having asked her permission)

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By: Anita http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10476387 Anita Mon, 25 Feb 2013 02:49:17 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10476387 Maybe the media should butt out of the church's private affairs. They are so anti Catholic it is nauseating. The media twists and turns everything they report. They try so hard to control public opinion and sadly many follow them like "sheep" and believe their lies. Maybe the media should butt out of the church’s private affairs. They are so anti Catholic it is nauseating. The media twists and turns everything they report. They try so hard to control public opinion and sadly many follow them like “sheep” and believe their lies.

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By: ciao http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10474591 ciao Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:20:56 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10474591 No matter what the media and scoffer say, the Holy Spirit will guide the conclave and elect us a new Pope who will be just what the Church needs, not what the world wants. No matter what the media and scoffer say, the Holy Spirit will guide the conclave and elect us a new Pope who will be just what the Church needs, not what the world wants.

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By: Maria http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10470706 Maria Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:53:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10470706 Jesus promised regarding His Church " the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it...".The remnant faithful will perservere... Jesus promised regarding His Church ” the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it…”.The remnant faithful will perservere…

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By: GINA http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10468484 GINA Sun, 24 Feb 2013 05:05:41 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10468484 There is NO authentic "NEWS REPORTING" these days. True Journalism has been replaced by "Speculators". Each "speculating media broadcasting company" must only hire those who will speculate the news in the slant they wish to portray. Like the garbage that is called entertainment on your cable tv, the news is broadcast to the voyeurs of such shows to keep them tuned in. IF anyone could report objectively, you would learn that the Catholic Church NEVER follows the culture of the day or public opinion and that is because they are TEACHING what they were taught by the apostles who were taught by Jesus. The church admits we are sinners who fail many times but we continue to strive for perfection...each one of us. We do not claim to be perfect but Jesus started His church with imperfect men and it is STILL here so therefore it is JESUS who keeps it here no matter how the gates of hell try to destroy it. The Catholic church and its missions, charities, hospitals, and schools have done far more good in this world than any other church or organization. Speculate all you want, the Church in its wisdom will chose a Pope with the guidance of The Holy Spirit and not your popular vote. There is NO authentic “NEWS REPORTING” these days. True Journalism has been replaced by “Speculators”. Each “speculating media broadcasting company” must only hire those who will speculate the news in the slant they wish to portray. Like the garbage that is called entertainment on your cable tv, the news is broadcast to the voyeurs of such shows to keep them tuned in. IF anyone could report objectively, you would learn that the Catholic Church NEVER follows the culture of the day or public opinion and that is because they are TEACHING what they were taught by the apostles who were taught by Jesus. The church admits we are sinners who fail many times but we continue to strive for perfection…each one of us. We do not claim to be perfect but Jesus started His church with imperfect men and it is STILL here so therefore it is JESUS who keeps it here no matter how the gates of hell try to destroy it. The Catholic church and its missions, charities, hospitals, and schools have done far more good in this world than any other church or organization. Speculate all you want, the Church in its wisdom will chose a Pope with the guidance of The Holy Spirit and not your popular vote.

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By: Spitting in the Wind http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10467831 Spitting in the Wind Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:28:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10467831 Celibacy = 8th deadly sin. Started with Saul of Tarsus. the liar and false prophet. Celibacy = 8th deadly sin. Started with Saul of Tarsus. the liar and false prophet.

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By: john http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10467732 john Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:16:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10467732 Vatican must decide if it wants to be a religious institution or a secular institution. It is free to choose. I hope it goes in the right direction with the blessing of God and bring the changes that many want. Vatican must decide if it wants to be a religious institution or a secular institution. It is free to choose. I hope it goes in the right direction with the blessing of God and bring the changes that many want.

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By: cici amicci http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10467689 cici amicci Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:07:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10467689 And I suppose the Catholic leadership will call global communication and sharing of knowledge and TRUTH to be communist/socialist. Ahhhhhhh...anything, anything at ALL to protect Catholic leaders who protected pedophiles...is that it? Won't work this time, gents. Better get ready to purge the church of evil...or LOSE your members. And I suppose the Catholic leadership will call global communication and sharing of knowledge and TRUTH to be communist/socialist. Ahhhhhhh…anything, anything at ALL to protect Catholic leaders who protected pedophiles…is that it? Won’t work this time, gents. Better get ready to purge the church of evil…or LOSE your members.

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By: cici amicci http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/vatican-says-media-trying-to-put-pressure-of-public-opinion-on-papal-election/#comment-10467668 cici amicci Sun, 24 Feb 2013 03:04:09 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=469887#comment-10467668 The media is NOT anti-Catholic. However, with technology and global communication, the Catholic church can no longer hide their wrong-doings. The public sees and will find evil and call attention to it. What is evil is any attempt by the Vatican to hide and coverup evil. That is REALLY evil. The media is NOT anti-Catholic. However, with technology and global communication, the Catholic church can no longer hide their wrong-doings. The public sees and will find evil and call attention to it. What is evil is any attempt by the Vatican to hide and coverup evil. That is REALLY evil.

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