SPEAK OUT: What Do You Think About Pope Benedict's Resignation?

After almost 8 years as pontiff, Pope Benedict is calling it quits at the end of the month. What do you think about his move? What effect will it have on the Church?

Pope John Paul was a hard act to follow, but his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, has done his best to fill the shoes as head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Today the Vatican announced that the 85-year-old pope will be resigning by the end of February because of his inability to fulfill the duties of his office. The pontiff said his strength "has deteriorated" in the last few months, according to a CNN report.

It will be the first time in 600 years that a pope has resigned, rather than die, in office. It may also mean huge changes ahead for the Catholic Church.

SPEAK OUT: What do you think the Pope's resignation will have on the Church? Is it a good thing for the church, or do you fear what may be coming? Tell us what you think.

Eyeballs February 11, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Hopefully his resignation will allow him to guide the church toward a conservative successor as a conservative Catholic Church is the only remaining institution which is a force for good in a world and in our county which are being destroyed by liberalism.
Christopher February 11, 2013 at 08:49 PM
The Pope just needs some time to pray before he gets carted off to Hell. He's a very bad man. For those of you who think the Pope is a good man, be sure to read this Slate article which nails the facts of the unforgivable actions of this man: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/fighting_words/2010/03/the_great_catholic_coverup.html
Eyeballs February 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM
I thought I'd get a reasonable post in before the haters and cooks like Christoper shows up.
Eyeballs February 11, 2013 at 11:33 PM
Ha, Christopher Hitchens, an avowed athiest, cites an excorsist who claims Satan is in control of the Pope. Hey Chris, go get your crayons and keep busy down in mommy's basement.
Christopher February 11, 2013 at 11:43 PM
It's all good, Eyeballs. If knowingly protecting people who cover up things like child rape is your thing too, I guess that does make me a hater. I do hate those kinds of people. Facts are facts.
Christopher February 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM
I just hope he gets a little justice on Earth before they get a hold of him down below.
Eyeballs February 12, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Same for you.
Christopher February 12, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Such a blatant hypocrite.
joan saccenti February 12, 2013 at 02:11 PM
I grew up Catholic and with Catholic education and I am grateful. However in my later years, I have seen the Catholic church with more mature eyes, and have joyfully joined the Episcopal Church. I was raised to believe the Pope was a lifetime committment. I wish him well, but still questions his reason for resigning amid so many controversies.
michael donovan February 12, 2013 at 08:13 PM
i don't know what all the fuss is about.most people need only look into the mirror,and see the devil..everyone out there should be just worried about themselves,and not accuse others of nothing.be very careful of clicky people,and nice people,these are the first to deceive.religion is a 365 day a year journey,24-7.or tell others that they can not do that ,but they do it for themselves.most catholics need to stop accusing people for doing nothing, just so the spotlight don't shine on themselves...everyone should just take care of themselve's..and get their own life in order and stop trying to always find something wrong with someone else.read your bible,the bible does'nt lie.if you want to know what a true catholic is,and is suppose to be, read the bible,and just one of the books mark,luke matthew or john,there's much more.but just read one of them slowly and with an open heart.you'll get the true message.but here's the problem most catholics don't have the strenght or the will power to do so.1st and foremost in any religion.love thy god with all thy might and all thy heart,2nd love thy neighbor as thyself.if you can acomplish these 2 things 365 days a year 24-7.you'll have a good start on having a happy life.very content.leave the pope alone get on with your own lives and try to work on steps 1 and 2...


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