Since Pope John Paul II has been ill, the media have mentioned his possible retirement. Can a pope retire? Has a pope ever retired in history? The Holy Father may retire if he chooses. The Code of Canon Law states, "If it should happen that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that he makes the resignation freely and that it be duly manifested, but not that it be accepted by anyone" (Canon 332, No. 2). Nevertheless, when a pope is elected as the Successor of St. Peter, the Church expects that he will remain in office until his death. However, in the history of the Church,
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Does this also mean Pope Benedict XVI´s official Pontifical Adviser on all matters pertaining to the faith, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi from Mexifornia´s 8th District, will no longer be on The Vatican payroll after February 28th?
I have said for the past year that in today´s times, we need a young strong Pope. There IS a very conservative black Cardinal from Africa in the running. One that will stridently lead Catholics to keep strong faith against the evil being done to Christians worldwide. One who reminds us all to obey the Laws of the Church in our faith and champion the unborn. I have a feeling Pelosi and other Catholic in name only politicians are going to be feeling a lot of heat soon. Disobedience and hypocrisy will no longer be tolerated.
hold on fellow posters.. first.. look at the original article.. this is NOT written by CATHOLICS or from a CATHOLIC source.. it is from a secular COMMUNIST source designed to overthrow the Catholic Church.. look at their postings/writers/advocates.. they are touted by Kardinal Dell of Australia.. an Obama supporter..
second.. from now until the election of the new Pope the MSM, Hollywood and the communists are gonna be pounding the table for a new "progressive" pope more in tune with a secular New World Order..
third..the Church has finally started to revert back to its conservative history and the REAL Catholics have stopped LEAVING the Church and are now RETURNING.. the "progessive" Katholik churches are dying out..
fourth.. look at what changing has done to the GIRL scouts of Amerika vs keeping the BOY Scouts as the have been..
#4 I get that. Pelosi talks like she´s Pope. When Church teaching is contrary to Democrat politics (often) she starts quoting Augustine and telling Catholic voters to ignore that guy in Rome. She probably tells some staffer to google it. It´s actually very serious. There´s a word for deliberately misleading the faithful, but I forget what it is.
Pope Benedict is stepping aside, in part, to fulfill the destiny of Cardinal Arinze, who´s already 80 years old but will become Pope Pius XIII.
Liberal cardinals will vote for him cuz he´s black and from Africa; conservative cardinals will vote for him because he´s a conservative who will be a champion of the Catholic faith and will drive out the heretics and CINOs.
#15 - I doubt it´ll be Arinze. At age 80, he won´t even be at the conclave. All Cardinal Electors must be under the age of 80. If the Cardinals wish to elect a conservative African, they´ll vote for Peter Turkson from Ghana. He´s a good man and might make a fine Pope.
True, at 80 he can´t vote, but he can still be elected. But Turkson would be good . . . I just wonder if he´s too young (64) for the club who probably don´t want another young pope like JPII hanging around for twenty+ years.
The timing is intriguing in terms of the liturgical year. Benedict´s last public ministry will be Ash Wednesday and the push will be on to have a new Pope in place for Holy Week, which begins on March 24.
Saint Malachy´s 12th century prophecy says the next and LAST Pope will be Peter the Roman. If this is true, get ready for the final ride, people.
"In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End."
May the Holy Father be an example unto you. Too many of you stay on long past the point of effectiveness. Have the wisdom to know when it´s time to go so that others more capable than you may replace you.
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