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Not my favorite Pope. A Poopy Pope in my Opinion. My question: is he now the Dowager Pope, the Pope Emeritus, or a Backseat Pope Driver? Where does he live? Will he be calling the new pope up to complain "you're doing it wrong"?

In all seriousness, I have really disliked Pope Benedict. I'm glad he has chosen to abdicate, and I will pray the the Catholic Church will take this opportunity to reflect on the actual needs of Holy Mother Church and elect a Pontiff with humility. I'd love to send every cardinal a copy of "Shoes of the Fisherman" to give them a clue. This is good news for the church, only if they can elect a man of vision and courage.

So mote it be.

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  •  According to this website (0+ / 0-)

    1405 GMT: Following his resignation, Pope Benedict is expected to retire to a monastery within the Vatican walls.

    "...I am the master of my fate/I am the captain of my soul" Invictus - William Ernest Henley Please donate to TREE Climbers, our 501(c)(3).

    by Roxine on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:25:54 AM PST

    •  to keep him from being served with subpoenas (1+ / 0-)
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      no doubt. Especially on the Vatican Bank and his personal responsibility for the "fuck the kiddies" policy that he was in charge of, before he was made pope.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:31:27 AM PST

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  •  Not likely (1+ / 0-)
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    elect a Pontiff with humility
    It would be an interesting combination- infallability and humility.

    As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

    by BPARTR on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:34:26 AM PST

  •  A short papacy and an inglorious one. (0+ / 0-)

    I never thought he'd have the grace to remove himself from the seat of power.  I figured they'd have to pry the ring from his cold dead hand.

    Well, I wish him a quiet and peaceful retirement, far (please) from any further involvement with worldly affairs.  Perhaps a quiet little garden where he can sit and reflect on his failings, for the good of his soul.

    There are a lot of good people in the Catholic church.  Maybe they'll end up with someone less reactionary and authoritarian trying to lead them.  Forward. Toward the twenty-first century.

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 03:24:36 PM PST

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