Tuesday, February 25, 2014
CONSPIRACY THEORIES CONCERNING POPE BENEDICT'S ABDICATION (RESIGNATION)
The National Catholic Register has an article on Pope Benedict's resignation as a sign of His Holiness as extremely brave, humble, authentic, mind-boggling; gracefully accepting of age and life beyond our roles, which you can read by pressing HERE.
But the first two comments on the NCR's article were:
Still, call me a conspiracy theorist, but but find something strange, almost radical with the changing from orthodox Benedict to Borgolio. Something seems amiss, and the "spirit of Vatican II" folks couldn't seem happier.
It is important to remember that this was the first abdication of the Throne of Peter based on old age and lack of energy in the entire history of the Church. In this sense, it was totally unprecedented. Some say he was humble in this move others say he was just a quitter. But if he did step down, why is he keeping his papal name? Why does he keep the papal cassock? Why does he still live at the Vatican? Every other pope that quit in the past based on other reasons, walked away from the papacy and went home. But Benedict did not. Why doesn't he go back to his cardinal red and head back to Germany? Finally, why was he allowed to make all these decisions regarding his residence, papal name, and papal garb? Why didn't the newly elected pope make these decisions? These are questions that will probably only be answered in the General Judgment.
My Comment: I'm beginning to wonder how many people think something is fishy with Pope Benedict's resignation. I had a humorous tongue-in-cheek post on Byzantine Conspiracy Theories of Italian origin and flavors but now I'm wondering how many people are actually wondering about it given the first two comments I post.
What do you think about the two comments above?