Another insightful commentary on this topic can be found HERE.
Finally, Father Z weighs on on the matter HERE.
"O Lord Jesus Christ, Supreme Pastor of your Church,we thank you for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVIand the selfless care with which he has led usas Successor of Peter and your Vicar on earth.Good Shepherd, who founded your Churchon the rock of Peter's faithand have never left your flock untended,look with love upon us now,and sustain your Church in faith, hope and charity.Grant, Lord Jesus, in your boundless love for us,a new pope for your Churchwho will please you by his holinessand lead us faithfully to you,who are the same yesterday, today and forever.Amen."In honour of our Lady of Fatima, to whom this blog is dedicated, it would be helpful if the above prayer were accompanied by one decade of the rosary, concluding with the Fatima payer...
O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls into heaven, help especially, those most in need of thy mercy. Amen.I also ask that you register your participation in this crusade at THIS WEBSITE. Thank you.
|Pope Benedict abdicates the Chair of Saint Peter|
Effective Februrary 28, 2013 at 8pm Roman Time
"In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end."This is the prophecy we have all been waiting for. We knew this day would come, and had Pope Benedict XVI simply died yesterday instead, the results would be exactly the same today. We've known for the past eight years that we are but one heartbeat away from the fulfilment of this prophecy from Saint Malachy. The time of "extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church" has come, and Pope Benedict XVI (the Glory of the Olives) knows the Church needs a strong leader in such a time. For decades, centuries even, many have speculated that the "Glory of the Olives" and "Peter the Roman" are one in the same man. We know with certainty now this is not the case, or is it? Perhaps there is a connection between these two men that we could not see before.