Yes, this lightening strike was an omen and we see it now becoming clear what that omen of Divine displeasure is! Or is it all the working of the Holy Spirit, similar to the Last Judgment when the sheep are separated from the goats?
Oddly enough, John Allen, as I did on an earlier post, speaks of the talk that Pope Benedict's resignation was/is invalid. If we could only be a fly on the wall to really know Pope Benedict's sentiments as both His Magisterium and His predecessor's Magisterium are being erased. Could it lead Pope Benedict to take charge again and to die in office and allow for another conclave?
Read John Allen's post just posted at CRUX by pressing all this: