Monday, February 11, 2013
He stayed long enough to tie up many loose ends from his work with his predecessor. Paper Shredder #23's warranty just expired.
That and the thing with the butler. His mental capacity is in question. Who can you trust to run things in your blackout periods? No one.
With a Papal Passport in retirement, he is untouchable. No doubt he wants to spend his final days in a monastery in Germany or be in the same old age home as his brother.
The bottom line for all to consider including himself - he is only human.
Live on BBC - Pope to Resign February 28
Few details at the moment.
"The reasons behind the head of the Catholic Church's surprise resignation have yet to emerge.
"Resignations from the papacy are not unknown, but this is the first in the modern era, which has been marked by pontiffs dying while in office.
"At 78, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was one of the oldest new popes in history when elected.
"He took the helm as one of the fiercest storms the Catholic Church has faced in decades - the scandal of child sex abuse by priests - was breaking."...
“There is only one Thomas More: A man of tender nobility, subtle intellect, and forceful conviction, all rooted in profound fidelity to the larger commonwealth of Christendom outside and above Tudor England.”~~ Abp. Charles Chaput
Actually, there are two Thomas Mores, the other one was a bloody henchman for Henry VIII who gladly sought out, judged, tortured and burned Lutherans and Heretics. A Man for all Catholic Inquisitor Seasons, not real or humanist Seasons.
Dying for one’s personal fickle and often changeable con$cience of conveneince is perhaps more a sign of mental illness than a reason for “sainthood”.
Image above of Thomas More in his present digs from a Protestant POV – in Hell!