I recall as a kid reading the comic where Superman dies. My friend and I spent a
long time afterwards discussing who should take over as leader of the Justice
League. This was extremely important as the fate of the world could depend on
the power and moral character of the leader, and how they would shape the future
of the non-super hero human population of Earth under their care.I’ve since put away childish things, but can’t help to sometimes
long for those days when our harmless fantasies seemed so pressing. Sometimes we
even dressed up in elaborate costumes which made it all the more real and
relevant… to us.
A great and good man has stepped off the world stage. Let us that the
next leader of 5.5 million ROMAN CATHOLICS is as wise and good.
With all of the nasty things said about the LDS Church in various publications,
I would have thought the DN would have letf this alone. The LDS Church and the
world benefits greatly by having and organization as large as the Catholic
Church standing up for many important moral values.
With 5.5 Billion in their church, the Church has not dealt with the morality
situation of their own leaders. With the $600M in the Los Angeles
Cardinal's area alone has been the opposite of leadership on the basic
qualities of integrity, honesty and especially moral values with those people
and families that were offended. They need basics for individuals
and not the hierarchy of traditions with examples of decency not covering up
problems. This Pope is older than the previous Pope when he passed away. To
have to deal with all these legal decisions in various nations and especially in
the United States of America that has a separation of Church and State, it has
got to be a significant impact for the past two Popes. The title
"Vatican feuds, fiefdoms, betrayals await next pope" is appropriate in a
world with instant communications in all their populous countries around the
world, especially in Latin America. If he is out of the choosing process and
hasn't left a path for a successor that will be a difficult process. I was
on a Portuguese island 3 days during mourning when John Paul I passed away,
after only 33 days as Pope.