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Tag Archives: Benedict XVI’s resignation
There is a small candlelight vigil being held in St. Peter’s Square beneath the Holy Father’s window. Some webcam shots:
QUAERITUR: Can we obtain indulgences and pray for Holy Father’s intentions if there is no Holy Father?
Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Many people have sent email asking about obtaining indulgences during the time when the See of Peter is empty, as will happen from 8 p.m. Rome time on 28 February until a new Bishop … Read More
Your Excellencies! Fathers! Plans for 28 February? Masses for the Pope? For the Election? Bells? Processions? Prayers?
To all bishops and priests out there…. Do you have any special plans for 28 February? After? His Holiness ceases to be Pope, Bishop of Rome, and becomes “Pontiff Emeritus” at exactly 20:00 Central European Time on 28 February. Have … Read More
Benedict XVI to be called “Pontiff Emeritus” or “Pope Emeritus” and some other end-of-Pontificate details
From VIS: BENEDICT XVI WILL BE POPE EMERITUS Vatican City, 26 February 2013 (VIS) – Benedict XVI will be “Pontiff emeritus” [would that be “Roman Pontiff Emeritus”?] or “Pope emeritus”, as Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See … Read More
Benedict XVI is STILL POPE, until 20:00 Rome Time on 28 February. Have you worked out where you will be? I suggested a project using Twitter HERE. Let’s create a “stack” of tweets during the day. Concentrate your effort on a Tuesday … Read More
The Holy Father – Pope Benedict XVI now gloriously reigning – released a Motu Proprio (in Latin) by which he empowers the Cardinal Electors to move forward the day of the beginning of the conclave. The canonist Ed Peters has … Read More
My friend Fr. Robert Pasley of Mater Ecclesiae parish in Berlin, NJ sent this: We, at Mater Ecclesiae, in Berlin NJ, owe a great debt of thanks to Pope Benedict XVI. We will always have a very special place for … Read More
I am in general a nihil innovetur kind of guy, but here is a change I can believe in. From CNS: Pope Benedict changes rituals for new pope’s inauguration By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope … Read More
The Committee To Re-Elect The Pope was formed on the day Pope Benedict announced his resignation. We all, I think, want a man who stands in continuity with Benedict and understands and share his vision about a range of things, … Read More
One of the more entertaining aspects of a papal election is speculation not only about whom the Cardinal Electors will choose, but what the new Pope’s name will be. Entertaining, yes, but there is a serious side to it. John … Read More
When Pope Benedict announced his impending departure into the sunset, the first thing that stood out in Obama’s statement was that he made the situation about himself. Someone else had the same reaction I picked this up from The … Read More
My friend the great Roman Fabrizio sent me an article about an initiative of support in Rome for Pope Benedict in his last days as Bishop of Rome. At CulturaCattolica.it we read: On 27 February, His Holiness Benedict XVI’s last … Read More
I have not written much about whom I believe the new Pope ought to be, nor about whom I think the next Pope will be. Yes, I have thought through both. I am prepared to talk about them both in … Read More
Hell’s Bible has a piece about one way some people are trying to “revitalize” the Catholic Church in Brazil. Rather, this is how Hell’s Bible and those who work for the enemy against the Church want the Church to try … Read More
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At the end of the Holy Father’s last public Mass as Bishop of Rome.
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 … Read More
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 … Read More