Guess who takes his marching orders from the Pope?

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Guess who takes his marching orders from the Pope?

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:02 am

Interesting tidbit I found in this story:

Pope rules out death penalty in change to church teaching
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is "inadmissible" under all circumstances and the Catholic Church should campaign to abolish it, a change in church teaching that could influence Catholic politicians and judges in the U.S. and across the globe.

The change, announced Thursday, was hailed by anti-death penalty activists and scorned by Francis' frequent conservative critics, who said he had no right to change what Scripture revealed and popes have taught for centuries.

The Vatican said that Francis had amended the Catechism of the Catholic Church — the compilation of official Catholic teaching — to say that capital punishment can never be sanctioned because it constitutes an "attack" on the dignity of human beings.

Previously, the catechism said the church didn't exclude recourse to capital punishment "if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor." Past popes have upheld that position, though St. John Paul II began urging an end to the practice and stressed that the guilty were just as deserving of dignity as innocents.
OK, so catholic dogma is malleable. Here's the interesting (to me) bit:
Within hours of Thursday's announcement, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to introduce legislation to remove the death penalty from New York state law.
Since he's a politician, the timing must be deliberate. So he actually wants people to notice that he's responding to the Pope.

Fwiw, the death penalty was already abolished in New York State years ago, and nobody has actually been executed since 1963. So it's purely symbolic "virtue signaling".
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Re: Guess who takes his marching orders from the Pope?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:14 am

Nope.

Andrew is taking marching orders from the late Mario, his dad.

Anti death penalty was a Cuomo signature issue in 1980 no less than now.
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Re: Guess who takes his marching orders from the Pope?

Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:50 am

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Re: Guess who takes his marching orders from the Pope?

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:15 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:14 am
Nope.

Andrew is taking marching orders from the late Mario, his dad.

Anti death penalty was a Cuomo signature issue in 1980 no less than now.
I actually liked his dad back in the day. I don't think I care for his son much though.

Perhaps that is because I was young and idealistic and maybe a little naive back then.

He seemed like a sincere man though.
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Re: Guess who takes his marching orders from the Pope?

Post by Doctor X » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:59 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:15 am
I actually liked his dad back in the day.
It was the tentacles, we know.
I don't think I care for his son much though.
As a smarter man than I observed, "just because you fucked or were ejaculated from a great man does not make you great." The United States does not do well with royal families. They exist, but their power remains regional, fortunately.
Perhaps that is because I was young and idealistic and maybe a little naive back then.
It was the tentacles.
He seemed like a sincere man though.
It is okay to admit it was the tentacles. He was a fool who had One Good Speech and everyone read whatever they wanted onto him. Sort of like Obama. I cannot be bipartisan on this because since Reagan, the Republicans have not had such as Good Speech speech save George the Younger's Post-9/11 speech, but he was already President.

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