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  •  For all of Ratzinger's failures, he did accomplish (13+ / 0-)

    one good thing - even though it's his last thing.  
    By abdicating, he's put the position of pope on the same level as a 'political appointment' rather than god pedestal.  He said 'i am tired  (i.e. human) and can no longer hold office.  Why wouldn't future laity be empowered then to say 'this person is human and has wronged us, let's pressure him to leave office".  

    Hopefully it empowers the laity in the future to demand accountability of Catholic leaders.  

    •  NorthlandLiberal, yep, "infallible" Pope quits (1+ / 0-)
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      because of human fallibility.  Hmm.

      Fiscal conservative: a Republican ready to spend $5 to save a dime--especially if that dime is helping a non-donor.

      by Mayfly on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 06:36:56 AM PST

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