I’ll never forget February 12, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Admin, disaster, General Catholic, Papa, sadness.
The third anniversary of the tragic abdication of Pope Benedict XVI was yesterday, but I still feel betrayed and massively let down. I remember my wife telling me the news, and at first I thought it had to be a hoax. I refused to believe it until the evidence became overwhelming.
I know some feel he had every right, that he alone could judge his age and capacity, but I am convinced Pope Benedict XVI was “forced out,” or fell to the wolves around him. His resignation remains unparalleled, the comparisons to Celestine being really apples and oranges. It was the seizure of Vatican financial assets that compelled him to believe he could no longer govern, I think. We’ll likely never know for certain, in this life.
I also cannot believe what happened later that same day was just “one of those things:”
In less than a year, Jose Bergoglio will be 80. But mark my words, he will never resign. He is having waaay too much fun remaking the Church to suit his ideology. Progressives almost never give up power voluntarily.