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Do You Think the Holy Ghost Chose Pope Benedict XVI....
(09-26-2011, 07:49 PM)Doce Me Wrote: Christ chose 12 apostles.  One betrayed Him.  One denied Him.

I think the Holy Ghost chooses popes and grants them many graces, including infallibility.  But like Judas, and like Peter, a Pope may sometimes fail to do God's will.  It doesn't show that a choice was not made, but that popes have free will. 

Why do you think that?  Popes are clearly very fallible BTW, you give examples above.  Only the office of the papacy has infallibility attached to it, not the person, so it's not a personal "grace."

My own thought is that the Holy Ghost chooses a Pope in the same way that God controls everything -- often it's his permissive will.  In a conclave the cardinal electors, if they want to do their own will and not God's, can do so, God gave them free will too.

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Re: Do You Think the Holy Ghost Chose Pope Benedict XVI.... - by newyorkcatholic - 09-27-2011, 09:43 AM

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