Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict on Palm Sunday. Photo from AP / examiner.com.Pope is Toast, Boy Diddley, and Me By Ray Mungo / The Rag Blog / May 26, 2010 The ongoing circus of revelations pinning responsibility for covering up boy-diddling by priests … finish reading Ray Mungo : The Pope is Toast
Why the Church neither can nor wantsTo abolish the law of celibacyBy Leonardo Boff / The Rag Blog / April 13, 2010 The surge of cases of pedophile priests in almost every Catholic country persists, revealing the magnitude of this … finish reading Leonardo Boff : The Church, Celibacy, and the Criminal Sinners
In 1294, Pope Celestine V issued a decree making it permissible for a Pope to resign. Then he resigned. Detail from portrait of Celestine V, artist unknown.There is historical precedent:Should Benedict apologize and resign? By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag … finish reading Scandal in the Church : Time for Pope to Depart?