Posted on February 11th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholicism
Benedict XVI’s resignation is a first for Canon Law… more
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NC Reporter’s Winters warns: Any hint of papal meddling in the selection of a successor will be viewed with deep suspicion.
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Mahony says he looks forward to voting on Pope Benedict’s successor
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Did what Cardinal Ratzinger witnessed at the end of his predecessor’s pontificate that led to this decision today?
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