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BELATED: 3rd Anniversary of Election of Pope Francis

One of you readers – only one – seemed perplexed that I mentioned the 3rd anniversary of Pope Benedict announcing his resignation and the 3rd anniversary of the actual abdication of the papacy, but I didn’t write about the 3rd … Continue reading

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Three years ago… Sede Vacante

Three years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated. My posts from that sad, remarkable day, HERE. For your interest and edification, Benedict’s Last Official Speech.

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Two years ago… Sede Vacante

Two years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated. My posts from that sad, remarkable day, HERE.

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2nd anniversary of Benedict XVI’s resignation

Today is the 2nd anniversary of one of the saddest days I can recall in the life of the Church. Benedict XVI announced his resignation. At first, I didn’t believe it. Then I watched the video. The Catholic Herald has … Continue reading

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1 year ago today: Benedict XVI’s pontificate ended

It has already been a year.  What a roller coaster. What I posted last year, as Benedict resigned.  HERE

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Benedict XVI thinks your idea is “simply absurd”

Some people are suggesting that Benedict XVI’s resignation wasn’t legal and that he is still Pope.  I wrote about that HERE. From CNA: Benedict XVI affirms validity of his resignation Vatican City, Feb 26, 2014 / 03:47 am (CNA).- Today … Continue reading

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SOCCI: Did Pope Benedict really resign? Was it valid? Reeeeeally?

Italian journalist Antonio Socci has opined HERE that perhaps Benedict XVI’s resignation was not canonically valid. Kindly put, this is a stretch and a half. Let’s see what he has to say. The first part of his piece is mostly … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI returns to the Vatican

Benedict XVIreturned today to Vatican City after his sojourn at Castel Gandolfo.  He will live in a building in the gardens behind San Pietro which also houses some religious. Here is a shot of the helicopter with Benedict.

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Lighter but still serious fare

Some lighter fare… though with a serious point. In Spanish: The Vatican prohibits the use of Twitter during the Conclave. “Let me in!  I’m not Twitter, I’m the Holy Spirit!” And, from ZENIT, a recent photo it seems of His … Continue reading

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Catholic Vote on silly WaPo article about retired Benedict’s sly influence

Over at Catholic Vote (thanks Tom Peters for the link about the Cool Kid’s Conclave and I hope everyone will go read your information about the March for Marriage), there is a good examination of some fantasy literature in the … Continue reading

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