I just read an article that the Pope may resign in the April of 2012. The now 84 year old Pope commented, he may not have the physical, mental and psychological capacity to carry out the necessary duties.
There’s been extreme pressure due to the attacks and controversies related to the pedophile priests scandal over the last few years. And, I’m sure we are not hearing half of it! It’s been clear, many years ago, Pope Benedict made some of the most controversial decisions when he penned and signed a letter warning the clergy to keep quiet about the now highly publicized child abuse cases. This letter, I’m sure, has been a thorn in the Vatican’s side for a while. The transferring of clergy from parish to parish, only tells us the dysfunction that lie in the top levels of the Catholic Church that continue today. The thousands of children these clergy damaged, on the watch of our now Pope, something no one expected to encounter, coming from those who were appointed to be religious role models and who indirectly proclaimed a myth to be closer to God than their parishioners. What we found were men who needed severe psychiatric help. And what we know now, we are all just as close to God.
What 85 year old wants the huge responsibility of overseeing one of the largest institutions of the world? Who, at that age, wants authority of Catholic doctrinal belief, to interpret natural law,wants to lead missions and create Catholic Universities? Do you know that every Pope writes encyclicals, apostolic letters, gives endless speeches and celebrates Mass every day? What? Are we tired yet? And at the current age of 84, who has such energy?
I’m not done yet! The Pope appoints bishops and cardinals. Also, he’s the chief legislator for the Church. He oversees the creation of dioceses and religious orders. The Pope also issues censures as punishments for those who are found guilt of violating the Code of Canon Law? What? Does this also apply to him?
At this point I want to take a nap. Guess what, I’m not done!!!!
The Pope is the director of Catholic celebration and head of the Church government. He directs how Mass is to be celebrated and so on. The Pope also beatify individuals and canonize saints.
I’m worn out and won’t write any more duties of this now 84 year old man.
Is Benidict the last Pope or will there be one more?
Stay tuned in!
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