Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Pope

By far the best comment I've heard about the pope's stepping down  came from Mike Foster, on the MythSoc list. Slightly paraphrased, it ran something like this:

"Benedict is giving up the papacy for Lent"

Have to say, his reasons for doing so seem quite sensible. Years from now, I suspect the thing that'll be most remembered about his papacy will be the manner of his leaving it.
--John R.

1 comment:

David Bratman said...

My household Catholic says he should have given it up during Ordinary Time, after Christmas. Then his successor would be well settled in before the chaos that is Holy Week. As it is, they're pushing it.