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The Abdication of Pope Benedict

by coldwarrior ( 56 Comments › )
Filed under Christianity, Religion, Special Report at February 28th, 2013 - 9:00 am

The Abdication of Pope Benedict can be seen on EWTN without the tripe and vitriol against the Catholic Church that would be seen on the MSM networks (hat tip MTC ). The EWTN website is exhaustive on this topic and should be visited be everyone.

 

So, welcome to the interregnum.

 

 

We prayed at Orthodox Liturgy last week for a worthy successor to both Pope Benedict and John Paul II.

 

 

We will be keeping a permanent Special Report until a new Pontiff is elected.

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56 Responses to “The Abdication of Pope Benedict”
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  1. coldwarrior
    1 | February 28, 2013 9:29 am

    the angelis this sunday will be lacking.


  2. coldwarrior
    2 | February 28, 2013 9:49 am

    il papa is greeting the cardinals.

    i’ve already been to the icons, praying for them


  3. 3 | February 28, 2013 10:13 am

    May Benedict XVI have a restful retirement. May his successor, whoever he is, take the fight to the Mohammedans and liberals!


  4. coldwarrior
    4 | February 28, 2013 10:32 am

    his holiness is leaving the vatican.

    at 1345est the doors to the papal residence will be closed.


  5. coldwarrior
    5 | February 28, 2013 10:46 am

    the swiss guards look great.


  6. 6 | February 28, 2013 11:04 am

    I’ll be attending Mass at noon to pray for Divine guidance for the Cardinals, the future of Holy Mother Church and the future of our nation. These are frightening times and we should all petition for Help in our respective ways.


  7. mtc
    7 | February 28, 2013 11:27 am

    I’m watching EWTN and the Pope just arrived at Castel Gandalfo.


  8. mtc
    8 | February 28, 2013 11:29 am

    All of St. Peter’s bells were ringing. The largest bell is named St. Andrew who is St. Peter’s brother. Interesting facts via EWTN.


  9. mtc
    9 | February 28, 2013 11:29 am

    Thanks for your prayers everyone.


  10. mtc
    10 | February 28, 2013 11:33 am

    During the meeting with the cardinals, Pope Benedict swore loyalty to his successor whomever that may be. Maybe a pope named Tim Dolan?


  11. mtc
    11 | February 28, 2013 11:35 am

    He just entered Castel Gandolfo and the streets are packed with people.


  12. coldwarrior
    12 | February 28, 2013 11:41 am

    @ mtc:

    that helicopter trip was a tour d’triumph for rome.

    the footage was very symbolic.


  13. coldwarrior
    13 | February 28, 2013 11:44 am

    he looks bad, i’m gonna guess either mets or chf.

    his decision to abdicate speaks volumes about his wisdom.


  14. coldwarrior
    14 | February 28, 2013 11:46 am

    they are cloistering il papa at 1345 est.

    the doors close.

    his holiness will then retire.


  15. mtc
    15 | February 28, 2013 11:53 am

    Here is a prayer for the Popes from the Enchiridion of Indulgences: let us pray for our Pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI. May The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and bless him upon earth, and deliver him not to the will of his enemies.
    Then say the Our Father and a Hail Mary.
    Let us pray.
    O God , Shepherd and Ruler,of all thy faithful people,look mercifully upon thy servant Benedict whom thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over thy church. Grant him, we beseech thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge,so that together withe the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


  16. buzzsawmonkey
    16 | February 28, 2013 11:55 am

    People
    People who leave papal
    Are the holiest people in the world…


  17. mtc
    17 | February 28, 2013 11:56 am

    He addressed the people from the main balcony overlooking the crowd. The streets were packed! He doesn’t look we’ll at all.


  18. mtc
    18 | February 28, 2013 11:57 am

    Oops I meant well.


  19. mtc
    19 | February 28, 2013 11:58 am

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    Very good!


  20. coldwarrior
    20 | February 28, 2013 12:04 pm

    @ mtc:

    i have already talked with the icons this morning (first time in too long), fervently. the orthodox had a special prayer for his holiness and the cardinals on sunday. god grant them wisdom.


  21. mtc
    21 | February 28, 2013 12:12 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    May they pick Timothy Dolan but I’ll settle for anybody.


  22. coldwarrior
    22 | February 28, 2013 12:15 pm

    mtc wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    May they pick Timothy Dolan but I’ll settle for anybody.

    jp2 and benedict are going to be a hard act to follow.

    he choice that the conclave have now is, i dare say, as important as it was for jp2. can cardinal dolan fill the role?


  23. coldwarrior
    23 | February 28, 2013 12:17 pm

    mtc wrote:

    I’ll settle for anybody.

    we pray that there is no ‘settling’ . the orthodox pray for a warrior for christ in rome.


  24. mtc
    24 | February 28, 2013 12:20 pm

    Pope Benedict worked closely with the Orthodox Church in Russia. He had met with Patriarch Kirill before he became the patriarch.


  25. coldwarrior
    25 | February 28, 2013 12:26 pm

    @ mtc:

    unity and communion would be most excellent.


  26. The Osprey
    26 | February 28, 2013 12:33 pm

    I was not raised a Catholic although my mother’s side of the family was.

    I’d like I know what those of you who are think of Ann Barnhardt.

    I’m curious because she does not have a very high opinion of Dolan, to put it mildly.


  27. coldwarrior
    27 | February 28, 2013 12:35 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    never heard of her.


  28. mtc
    28 | February 28, 2013 1:04 pm

    Pope Benedict brought back a lot of traditional vestments and liturgical practices. A lot of his vestments were ornate. Maybe the two can get together to fight against Muslim expansion and secularism.


  29. mtc
    29 | February 28, 2013 1:05 pm

    @ The Osprey:
    I’ve heard of her; very hard hitting.


  30. 30 | February 28, 2013 1:07 pm

    Wow, noon mass was short; 30 minutes almost to the second- not a lot of pomp and circumstance on normal weekdays. Needless to say it was primarily in dedicated to the Holy Father and the wisdom of the Cardinals in picking a worthy successor.

    The attendance was noticeably heavier than a normal weekday, a nice tribute to Benedict and recognition of the gravity of the impending decision.


  31. coldwarrior
    31 | February 28, 2013 1:22 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    excellent.


  32. coldwarrior
    32 | February 28, 2013 1:22 pm

    @ mtc:

    the disunion has to end.


  33. 33 | February 28, 2013 1:22 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    jp2 and benedict are going to be a hard act to follow.

    Many of the Cardinals were named by Benedict, and I’d assume that the rest by JPII. I think that’s solid reason for optimism.


  34. mtc
    34 | February 28, 2013 1:23 pm

    Ann Barnhardt tears Cardinal Dolan a new one because he didn’t correct abuses at St. Francis Xavier church in NYC. It’s notorious for its gay masses.


  35. 35 | February 28, 2013 1:35 pm

    BTW, Castel Gandolfo, where Benedict will be housed until April seems to be quite a lovely place with a rich history.


  36. coldwarrior
    36 | February 28, 2013 1:46 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Many of the Cardinals were named by Benedict, and I’d assume that the rest by JPII. I think that’s solid reason for optimism.

    i pray at the icons for that.


  37. coldwarrior
    37 | February 28, 2013 1:48 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    the doors close there in a few minutes. he becomes cloistered. a monk.

    his mind, ora et labora.


  38. mtc
    38 | February 28, 2013 1:50 pm

    EWTN is covering the closing of Castel Gandolfo’s doors now.


  39. mtc
    39 | February 28, 2013 1:54 pm

    There are tons of people waiting for the doors to close.


  40. coldwarrior
    40 | February 28, 2013 1:56 pm

    here come the orders


  41. mtc
    41 | February 28, 2013 2:00 pm

    One more minute!!


  42. coldwarrior
    42 | February 28, 2013 2:01 pm

    the halberds are hanged. the doors are closed.


  43. mtc
    43 | February 28, 2013 2:01 pm

    They’re closed!


  44. mtc
    44 | February 28, 2013 2:02 pm

    Viva il Papa!


  45. mtc
    45 | February 28, 2013 2:04 pm

    Now we are all sedevacantists.


  46. coldwarrior
    46 | February 28, 2013 2:04 pm

    the interregnum begins


  47. 47 | February 28, 2013 2:10 pm

    What a wonderfully simple yet powerful statement. Very moving, for reasons that are as impossible to explain as they are to deny.


  48. coldwarrior
    48 | February 28, 2013 2:13 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    What a wonderfully simple yet powerful statement. Very moving, for reasons that are as impossible to explain as they are to deny.

    it is a sad yet hopeful day


  49. mtc
    49 | February 28, 2013 2:14 pm

    EWTN remarked that it’s so sad that we will never see him again. In my lifetime, I’ve never seen such a good man so badly treated. Fox’s website had an article saying that he never had a chance. He was vilely treated simply because he happened to be a German whose leader was Adolf Hitler. It didn’t help that some of the worst treatment came from within Catholicism itself. It should be remembered that while the Rev. Wright scandal was breaking, Pope Benedict said to us at the White House, “God bless America, I come as a friend.” But too many in the media treated the charlatan Wright better than Benedict who was a true leader and preacher.


  50. The Osprey
    50 | February 28, 2013 2:22 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ The Osprey:
    never heard of her.

    Yes you have.
    She’s the pink AR-15 totin’, Koran baconizin’ and burnin’,Lindsey Graham excoriatin’, cattle brokerage operatin’ Colorado Joan of Arc.


  51. coldwarrior
    51 | February 28, 2013 2:26 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ The Osprey:
    never heard of her.

    Yes you have.
    She’s the pink AR-15 totin’, Koran baconizin’ and burnin’,Lindsey Graham excoriatin’, cattle brokerage operatin’ Colorado Joan of Arc.

    does she handle snakes and speak in tongues?


  52. Lily
    52 | February 28, 2013 3:17 pm

    mtc wrote:

    EWTN remarked that it’s so sad that we will never see him again. In my lifetime, I’ve never seen such a good man so badly treated. Fox’s website had an article saying that he never had a chance. He was vilely treated simply because he happened to be a German whose leader was Adolf Hitler. It didn’t help that some of the worst treatment came from within Catholicism itself. It should be remembered that while the Rev. Wright scandal was breaking, Pope Benedict said to us at the White House, “God bless America, I come as a friend.” But too many in the media treated the charlatan Wright better than Benedict who was a true leader and preacher.

    There may be more going on than we really know. For one Saints are always treated very badly here in this world…and have to put up with the spiritual and human mistreatment. It is the cross of the Christian to bear.


  53. The Osprey
    53 | March 1, 2013 10:50 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    :lol:
    No, she’s not a Pentecostal, she’s Catholic.
    Militantly so.


  54. The Osprey
    54 | March 1, 2013 11:02 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    No, she’s not a Pentecostal, she’s Catholic.
    Militantly so.

    In Spain, in 1936, she’d have been a Requete.


  55. mtc
    55 | March 1, 2013 11:08 pm

    The Vatican said that the former Pope is doing well today.


  56. mtc
    56 | March 2, 2013 11:47 am

    Prayer for the election of a new Pope: O God, eternal shepherd, who govern your flock with unfailing care,grant in Your boundless fatherly love a pastor for your church who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever, Amen.


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