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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 5:28:05 AM PST
Did you attend?

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 5:46:01 AM PST
JEM says:
Why don't people take his statement at face value instead of speculating about "his reasons"? He is tired and weak

He has been great for the Church and in many ways superior to John Paul II.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 5:52:01 AM PST
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JEM says:
A commentary I heard this morning from the daughter of an ex-US Ambassador to the Vatican was "the question is now whether the new pope will be progressive or conservative"

Liberals think their way is "progress". It is not, and I hope pope Benedict plays a role in making sure his successor is deeply orthodox as he is.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 6:49:18 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 6:52:54 AM PST
JEM, so was John Paul II. Many called for his resignation as his health became noticeably worse. I'm really amazed they didn't make him step down.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 6:56:05 AM PST
Well, good for him. He feels he is too old for the job, so he steps down. The amazing thing is, that this has happened last time in the thirteenth century.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 6:57:49 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 6:58:21 AM PST
There are reasons to be afraid for the future of the Catholic church, but a retirement of a pope is not among them. Institutions have a strong inertia, they do not depend much on particular individuals.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 7:01:09 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:01:09 AM PST
Nobody who died has ever come back. And unless mankind finds a way to create immortals, there will not be any immortals. There is no evolutionary benefit to immortality, so in nature it does not develop by itself. And humans are the most complex beings on this planet - the products of their mind have no existence outside of their minds.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:01:18 AM PST
"There are reasons to be afraid for the future of the Catholic church, but a retirement of a pope is not among them."

Hmm...

What might those reasons be, Sophie?

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 7:01:47 AM PST
JJB says:
perhaps he is being slowly poisoned like they did to that other one.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:02:10 AM PST
I believe a conclave of the cardinals will be held. That is the established procedure.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:03:22 AM PST
ACdust:The antichrist has been all of the popes

SA: Do you believe in re-incarnation? That is not very Christian, as far as I know.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:03:46 AM PST
JJB says:
rumors?! rumours!?! may God help you!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:04:45 AM PST
The resignation of a Pope hasn't happened in some 600 years. So it's news.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:04:49 AM PST
That will cement the churchs fate.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:09:05 AM PST
Yes, it will be. The only difference is that this one won't be after 9 days of mourning. They'll be able to do it right away.

Pope Celestine was the last one to resign.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:18:34 AM PST
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Brian Curtis says:
"I hope pope Benedict plays a role in making sure his successor is deeply orthodox as he is."

You're right; the Vatican never should have given in on that slavery thing. Or the Earth orbiting the Sun.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:37:06 AM PST
I. L. Walker says:
SA - Thar fate was sealed by Jesus when He established the Church and spoke of the end times.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:37:37 AM PST
I. L. Walker says:
BC - Behave Brian.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 7:38:02 AM PST
D. Vicks says:
The Butler did it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 7:41:11 AM PST
I. L. Walker says:
Dv - You could be correct. It is hard to avoid that possibility.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 7:41:49 AM PST
Jesus said hell would not prevail against His Church...

And - He's the Boss. (Matt 16:18)
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