First the ridiculous, then the sublime.
Last week, we looked here at the complete novelty of Pope Benedict’s abdication, clarifying that such a thing has never been done in the entire history of the Church. Continue reading
After the election of Benedict XVI in 2005, one cardinal remarked that if the only consequence of Joseph Ratzinger’s election was that people would now read his books, it would be a success. Continue reading
– in Maple, Ontario –
This week, in the aptly named Maple, part of the sprawling suburbs in the northern Greater Toronto Area, the prime minister came to announce the establishment of the new Office of Religious Freedom (ORF), along with its first ambassador, Dr. Andrew Bennett. Continue reading
Pope Benedict XVI’s renunciation of the See of Peter has occasioned much commentary about how rare a papal resignation is. Many have said that it has been 600 years or 700 years, depending on how one counts. It is more radical than that. What the Holy Father did has never been done in the history of the Church. Ever. Continue reading