Comments on: New pope’s style is an implicit criticism of Benedict’s papacy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/03/19/new-popes-style-is-an-implicit-criticism-of-benedicts-papacy/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mjh1917 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/03/19/new-popes-style-is-an-implicit-criticism-of-benedicts-papacy/comment-page-1/#comment-76652 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 17:46:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=27982#comment-76652 To suggest that the style of Pope Francis in the first few days of his pontificate is an implicit criticism of Benedict XVI is utter nonsense-and Pope Francis himself would be the first person to say so. His Holiness has done nothing but show his predesessor kindnes since the day own his election, going so far as to call Benedict on March 19th to wish him a happy nameday! Francis also lead the faithful in prayer for BXVI from the loggia of St. Peter’s barely more than an hour after his own election to the papacy.

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By: DHJD http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/03/19/new-popes-style-is-an-implicit-criticism-of-benedicts-papacy/comment-page-1/#comment-76650 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:06:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=27982#comment-76650 This article is like much of press opinion. It says much more about the biases of the author than it does about his subject.

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By: pashley1411 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/03/19/new-popes-style-is-an-implicit-criticism-of-benedicts-papacy/comment-page-1/#comment-76647 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 02:46:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=27982#comment-76647 What a tool. If “a” is different from “b”, does that mean “a” is critical of “b”? Do daisies “critize” roses “critize” lilacs? Only in the mind of journalists needing to fill word count.

Benedict was the intellectual, more a 16th century pope than one who fit easily into the feel-good 21st century. First days for Francis I, we’ll see how he puts his stamp on the Vatican bureaucracy and finances before coming to judgement.

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/03/19/new-popes-style-is-an-implicit-criticism-of-benedicts-papacy/comment-page-1/#comment-76646 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:52:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=27982#comment-76646 The title of Mr. Henighan’s would-be slur is just plain silly. It’s like saying Steve Job’s influence over Pixar an “implicit criticism” of Walt Disney.

Apples and oranges. Different peersonal goals, different personal styles. It’s OK to be different, or all Popes would have the same name and eventually run out of Roman numerals.

Please. Pope Francis has been given the wheel of the Catholic church. If he changes course, that’s his “call”. The speed with which he changes course and the angle, again his “call”. Less than two weeks into his papacy, give the man some slack, OK?

I’m not a Catholic, and I’m not a believer, but so far from afar this man has shown great promise and great potential even as further specifics unfold much like the wings of the butterfly emerging from the cocoon.

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