I wonder how this new Pope is going to do. I’ve heard not so good feeback from my friends and colleagues. Ratzinger is very conservative, which I strongly feel would be a downfall for the church.

This is a quote from CNN.COM: “In the Vatican, he has been the driving force behind crackdowns on liberation theology, religious pluralism, challenges to traditional moral teachings on issues such as homosexuality, and dissent on such issues as women’s ordination.”

Someone made a comment to me that she anticipates the church going back to the enforcement of veil wearing for women and other old conservative traditions. Um, are we in the 21st century, or the Middle Ages?

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