Tag Archives: Petrine Ministry

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 on the question … 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 April 2005. … Continue reading

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OSV: Ecumenism and the Pope of Christian Unity

Our Sunday Visitor was kind enough to send me an advance copy of an editorial for their 8 May issue.  I think, once you read it, you’ll know why they sent it.
Allow me to preface this by saying that the … Continue reading

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