Tag Archives: Benedict XVI’s resignation

Re-Elect Pope Benedict

With affection and appreciation. Click HERE for bumper stickers, car magnets, even yard signs and car flags. And we have to have some Latin… And just for nice…  

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Tu es Petrus

At the end of the Holy Father’s last public Mass as Bishop of Rome.

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Rutler on the Pope’s abdication

Someone forwarded what Fr. George Rutler contributed to Crisis about the Pope’s abdication.  Let’s have a look with my emphases and comments. Benedict’s Decision in the Light of Eternity What God knows is not necessarily what God wills. Each pope is guaranteed … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why can a Pope resign? Why isn’t being Pope “for life”?

I have received a lot of emotional email in the last couple days.  I am a bit emotional myself. Many questions have been raised by the Holy Father’s impending abdication. This is from a reader: Can you please shed light … Continue reading

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The Holy Father’s comments before his final general audience

The Holy Father’s comments before his general audience today: Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you know, I have decided [huge applause] – thank you for your kindness – to renounce the ministry which the Lord entrusted to me on 19 … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY Pope Benedict to remain at St. Peter’s rather than go to St. Sabina

Changes to the schedule. A note about the Holy Father’s health. The encyclical on faith will not be published. From VIS: POPE TO PRESIDE OVER IMPOSITION OF ASHES IN VATICAN BASILICA Vatican City, 12 February 2013 (VIS) – Wednesday, 13 … Continue reading

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@Pontifex Project: Week 6

Benedict XVI is STILL POPE. I suggested a project using Twitter HERE.  Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day.  Concentrate your effort on a day and single theme instead of various scatterings over days when they might not be noticed. … Continue reading

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The Holy Father in his own words

The Holy Father: ipsissimis verbis…

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Thank you, Pope Benedict

I am still absorbing the big news. One way I am absorbing it is by trying to find ways to express appreciation of the Holy Father’s time as Pope. I added a section to my online store in case you … Continue reading

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“Your’re giving up WHAT for Lent?!!”

From Joe Heller: An interesting cartoon was published in German on Sunday: Holy cow! Tomorrow I’ll resign!”  

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Benedict announces resignation and lightning strikes

On 11 February, the day Pope Benedict announced that he would resign, lightning struck St. Peter’s Basilica. The photo from Agence France-Presse:

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SSPX reacts to Pope’s announcement

I have written again and again that the SSPX was going to wake up one day and experience the bad end of the stick.  That day is coming, probably with the election of the next Pope which is now a … Continue reading

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