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Posted by tipper 2013-02-11 16:59||
#15 I'm voting for Dolan as well! :-)
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-11 16:59||
#16 As a Catholic, this is unsettling for me as this is the first time to see a Pope resign.
In my lifetime, POPES PAUL VI, JOHN PAUL 1, + JOHN PAUL II all passed on in See - while I respect Benedict's reasons, I would think his message per having an effective Petrine Ministry for the worldwide Catholic community + Clergy would be better served or illustrated iff he stayed on in See until the end.
AFAIK the 12 Apostles never took a day/time off no matter the reason.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-11 18:26||
#17 "I know a few people who could learn from that."
And not a damned one of them will, EC. >:-(
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-11 19:12||
#18 FREEREPUBLIC > A MESSAGE FROM GOD? LIGHTNING STRIKES VATICAN DOME AFTER POPE BENEDICT RESIGNS.
No days off, Benedict???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-11 21:55||
#19 Benedict is very frail and I'm very sure he did not take this decision lightly. It commands the highest respect that he does not want the Catholic church being paralyzed by a long agony.
And yes Canonic Law absolutely allows this.
Posted by European Conservative 2013-02-11 23:47||
#20 And unlike all those liberal opinions I fully support his Regensburg speech which dared to say the truth about Islam.
Posted by European Conservative 2013-02-11 23:51||