Daily Archives: 11 February 2013

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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Some notes about the upcoming conclave

Canon 332 §2 of the Code of Canon Law states: “If it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted … Read More

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Okay…okay… let’s talk about the “prophecies of Malachy” about Popes

I think I had better post this before even more people start writing me about it (in other words please don’t send me mail about the “prophecies of Malachy” about the popes). There is a list of 112 short titles … Read More

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Zuhlsdorf’s Law and the blog

If you are reading this today, we are both lucky. I actually got it posted and you brought up the page! Today we have a great example of Zuhlsdorf’s Law in full force. Zuhlsdorf’s Law Murphy was an optimst. Therefore… … Read More

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Some thoughts about Pope Benedict’s impending resignation

In no special order… My 2013 prediction, #3?  Wow.  Was I wrong or what? There are some men who ought to be cardinals who aren’t and there is at least one who is who shouldn’t be.  Mahony get’s to vote … Read More

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Papal Resignation Breakfast

I am still in shock. So, what’s for breakfast? I was going to make Eggs Benedict… but…. This whole thing is strange. Today is a Vatican holiday. The Roman Curia is not working. But there was a consistory? So, … … Read More

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Benedict XVI intends to resign

The Holy Father, Pope Benedict, had called the Cardinals together for a consistory. And announced that he will resign. His last day will be 28 February. Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three … Read More

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