The happy ultramontantist that I am, I truly appreciate the soon to be Pontiff-Emeritus, His Holiness Benedict XVI's declaration of obedience to his successor. It is in Peter that we as Catholics find our unity as Peter is the Vicar of Christ appointed by Christ Himself. I pray that all Catholics, especially those who read this blog, imitate His Holiness, Benedict XVI.
In the papal address to the Cardinals this morning:
"...Prior to bidding farewell to each of you personally, I want to tell you that I will continue to be close to you in prayer, especially in the next few days, so that you may all be fully docile to the action of the Holy Spirit in the election of the new Pope. May the Lord show you what is willed by Him. And among you, among the College of Cardinals, there is also the future Pope, to whom, here to today, I already promise my unconditional reverence and obedience. For all this, with affection and gratitude, I cordially impart upon you my Apostolic Blessing..."