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April 13th, 2013
07:39 AM ET

Pope asks cardinals to study Church reform

By Hada Messia and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN

Rome (CNN) – Pope Francis has appointed a group of eight cardinals from around the world to look into ways of reforming the Catholic Church, the Vatican said Saturday.

The group, which includes U.S. Cardinal Sean O'Malley from Boston, will examine ways to revise the Vatican constitution, Pastor Bonus, which sets the rules for running the Roman Curia, or church hierarchy.

The cardinals - who come from North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe - will first meet in October, the Vatican said.

The move follows on from suggestions made during the General Congregations, a series of meetings that brought together all the cardinals last month before they elected Francis as pope, the Vatican said.

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soundoff (215 Responses)
  1. Science

    Free speech helps educate the masses.............politians too

    Gravity is not up for debate !

    BY the way ...................Splat goes a fairy in the sky !...............bye bye tinker bell !

    Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet

    Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425142250.htm

    Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

    The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

    The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

    Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130408165955.htm

    April 30, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |

    May 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |

    Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130418104324.htm

    And NO ANGELS the pope KICKED them OFF the TEAM last year !

    From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life

    http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

    The fact...............the earth is to old for this nonsemse ! Time to EVOLVE !

    Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

    Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424132705.htm

    May 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm |
  2. Science

    The fact...............the earth is to old for this nonsemse ! Time to EVOLVE !

    Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

    Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424132705.htm

    April 25, 2013 at 6:58 am |
    • Science

      From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life..................Not Adam and Eve.........

      http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIE2aOriginoflife.shtml

      April 28, 2013 at 6:58 am |
  3. seo

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    April 24, 2013 at 4:36 pm |
  4. EX catholic

    IDOLATRY is what it is, a Grave and Very Serious SIN. It is Grave and Serious enough to lead you to Hell.

    April 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm |
    • Science

      Cover up no more aye ?

      No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

      Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

      Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130423134037.htm

      Peace

      April 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
  5. It’s to show he is poor and humble just like Christ

    Because nothing says I give all my worldly goods to the poor like a clown costume and a golden walking stick

    April 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm |
  6. His panic

    I think he is Panicking, they are in a state of Panic, they are Panicking indeed. The Roman church continues to loose ground, followers and influence especially in Latin America. Therefore I'm his Panic.

    April 16, 2013 at 4:23 pm |
    • Oh no not again

      I had to buy some caulk for the bathroom tile. I didn't have any so I went to the store and bought some that was made in Thailand. It was caulk, asian.

      April 17, 2013 at 6:44 am |
    • His panic

      Anyone can be affected or suffer from Panic at any time and anywhere for countless reasons. The Pope of the Roman-church may be in a state of Panic because I'm his Panic.

      April 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm |
    • EX catholic

      IDOLATRY is NOT Religion IDOLATRY is a Very Grave and Serious SIN. That's why he is in a State of panic. There is nothing that can cause panic more than a Guilty conscience. Guilt is a result of SIN and IDOLATRY IS SIN.

      April 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm |
    • Oh yes, again and again and again, over and over.

      Totally!

      April 17, 2013 at 5:41 pm |
  7. Science

    Mourning to you to WASP..................poof goes the fairy in the sky with it's dragon.

    Would be a blast for the trick and treaters . (for us old farts) LOL

    April 16, 2013 at 9:45 am |
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