The NYT provides it here. Great and thorough summary.
Benedict intended only to resign a portion or a function of the papacy, or if he in any other way did not intend to resign the full and entire office of the papacy..
He didn’t resign at all.
Benedict didn’t resign…
He, and only he, is Pope.
I ask this question in all sincerity: IF the IFs are true, THEN the THENs are also true, right?
Pope, that is. Amirite?
‘Let’s not wait for the theologians,’ says Pope Francis about sharing the Eucharist
How long before somebody does something?
Thanks to the little drama over Dr. Kwasniewski’s review– and subsequent, brow-beaten, backpedalled editing of that review–of Antonio Socci’s book, “The Secret of Benedict XVI, I have ordered and have now begun to read this book.
One-and-a-half chapters in, I’m hooked.
More to come.
…Of the supporters of the killing of little babies in the womb– those of “Planned Parenthood” and those of the City government– adopting the tactic of Operation Rescue and protesting opponents of their cause by entering a state building and refusing to leave.
For years, the abortionists have fought to keep protesters far enough away to prevent a dip in their gruesome business. And the Board of Aldermen, that passed that execrable anti-freedom of speech regulation to shield the baby butchers from having to deal with protestors.
These people have no shame, obviously, but they moreover have no knowledge of history and a defective irony meter.
I pray they repent before it is too late. With God, nothing is impossible. But murder and lust blinds their eyes and hardens their hearts.
Until the rent comes due
O beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, Splendor of Heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a Pure Virgin, assist me in this necessity. O Star of the Sea, help and protect me! Show me that Thou art my Mother.
O Mary, Conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to thee!
Mother and Ornament of Carmel, Pray for us!
Virgin, Flower of Carmel, Pray for us!
Patroness of all who wear the Scapular, Pray for us!
Hope of all who die wearing the Scapular, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Friend of the Sacred Heart, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Chaste Spouse of Mary, Pray for us!
St. Joseph, Our Patron, Pray for us!
O sweet Heart of Mary, Be our Salvation!
“Colonel Stuart, if I had my way we would show no quarter to the enemy. No more than the redskins showed your troopers. The black flag, sir.
“If the North triumphs, it is not alone the destruction of our property. It is the prelude to anarchy, infidelity … … the loss of free and responsible government. It is the triumph of commerce. The banks, factories.
“We should meet the invader on the verge of just defense… …and raise the black flag. No quarter to the violators of our homes and firesides. Our political leadership is too timid to face the reality of this coming war. They should look to the Bible. It is full of such wars. Only the black flag will bring the North to its senses and rapidly end the war.”
The euphemistically-named baby murderers over at Planned Parenthood have announced that they may be forced to stop performing abortions at their St. Louis abortuary. If true, and we all know we can count on the honesty of people who make obscene profits by killing babies, it would make the state of Missouri an abortion-free state.
One more reason to love Missouri.
Abortion is the anti-sacrament of the left; it won’t be ended so easily. The strategy at the moment is to paint pro-life legislators as extremists by scaring people with an idea of a puritanical type theocracy where women are slaves to misogynistic laws. “No access to reproductive health anywhere in the state” is a cudgel. We’ll see how it turns out.
Again, one can only hope and pray.