Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Miscellaneous > Locker Room


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-11-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
Fire Haley
Banned
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 10,359
Member Number: 763
Thanks: 53
Thanked 1,098 Times in 768 Posts
Default The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

Pope Benedict XVI in shock resignation

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as the head of the Catholic Church, saying he is too old to continue at the age of 85.

The unexpected development - the first papal resignation in nearly 600 years - surprised governments, Vatican-watchers and even the his closest aides.


"In today's world, subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith, in order to steer the boat of Saint Peter and proclaim the Gospel, both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me.

"For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21411304

--------------------


time to sit back,, drink some wine, check out the skirts...
Fire Haley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,244
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 2,573
Thanked 8,240 Times in 3,618 Posts
Default Re: The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

Selfless act to give up the job because you believe you are no longer up to it
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
Fire Haley
Banned
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 10,359
Member Number: 763
Thanks: 53
Thanked 1,098 Times in 768 Posts
Default Re: The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

so he pulled a Joe Paterno - one too many scandals if you ask me
Fire Haley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #4
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,244
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 2,573
Thanked 8,240 Times in 3,618 Posts
Default Re: The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

The bizarre stories of the four other popes to have resigned in the last 1,000 years

Pope Benedict IX, in 1045: At age 33 and about 10 years into his tumultuous term, the Rome-born pope resigned so that he could get married – and to collect some cash from his godfather, also Roman, who paid Benedict IX to step down so that he might replace him, according to British historian Reginald L. Poole’s definitive and much-cited history of the 11th Century .

Pope Gregory VI, in 1046: The same man who had bribed and replaced his godson ended up leaving the office himself only a year later, according to Poole’s account. The trouble began when Benedict IX failed to secure the bride he’d resigned for, leading him to change his mind and return to the Vatican. Both popes remained in the city, both claiming to rule the Catholic church, for several months. That fall, the increasingly despondent clergy called on the German Emperor Henry III, of the Holy Roman Empire, to invade Rome and remove them both. When Henry III arrived, he treated Gregory VI as the rightful pope but urged him to stand before a council of fellow church leaders. The bishops urged Gregory VI to resign for bribing his way into office. Though the fresh new pope argued that he had done nothing wrong in buying the Papacy, he stepped down anyway.

Pope Celestine V, in 1294: After only five months in office, the somber Sicilian pope formally decreed that popes now had the right to resign, which he immediately used. according to a report in the Guardian. He wrote, referring to himself in the third person, that he had resigned out of “the desire for humility, for a purer life, for a stainless conscience, the deficiencies of his own physical strength, his ignorance, the perverseness of the people, his longing for the tranquility of his former life.” He became a hermit, but two years later was dragged out of solitude by his successor, who locked him up in an Italian castle. Celestine died 10 months later.

Pope Gregory XII, in 1415: The elderly Venetian had held the office for 10 years, but he was not the only pope. For decades, the Western Schism had left Europe with two popes, one in Rome and one in the French city of Avignon, according to Britannica. The schism’s causes were political rather than theological: the pope had tremendous power over European politics, which had led its kings to become gradually more aggressive in manipulating the church’s leaders. Gregory XII resigned so that a special council in Constance, which is today a German city, could excommunicate the Avignon-based pope and start fresh with a new, single leader of the Catholic church.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...years/?hpid=z2
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 09:31 AM   #5
Fire Haley
Banned
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 10,359
Member Number: 763
Thanks: 53
Thanked 1,098 Times in 768 Posts
Default Re: The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

you think he's getting married?
Fire Haley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 09:35 AM   #6
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,244
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 2,573
Thanked 8,240 Times in 3,618 Posts
Default Re: The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Killer View Post
you think he's getting married?
Random speculation here

The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI: Is It Health? Or Politics? Or Both?

The conclave that will elect the next pope has yet to be assembled but, even if he isn’t present in the Sistine Chapel, Benedict’s living presence as the Emeritus Pontiff is bound to influence the vote. (He is past the age of eligibility of casting a vote.) This sort of informal influence has proved powerful in other cultures—particularly Japan and China, where “retired” shoguns and emperors continued to make pivotal decisions. Thus, just by living, Joseph Ratzinger, by then the ex-Pope Benedict XVI with a title yet to be decided, will be able to champion his conservative theological and social policies and stack the decks so that a successor of like mind and spirit is enthroned.


http://world.time.com/2013/02/11/the...itics-or-both/

So unlike JoePa he will have a role in the selection of the next head coach
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
Vis
In Hoc
Supporter
 
Vis's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 7,987
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5117
Thanks: 743
Thanked 5,528 Times in 2,676 Posts
My Mood: Brooding
Default Re: The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

What time of day on his last day does his infallibility lapse?
__________________


All generalizations are dangerous.
Vis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #8
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,244
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 2,573
Thanked 8,240 Times in 3,618 Posts
Default Re: The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vis View Post
What time of day on his last day does his infallibility lapse?
Other pressing questions

Among other questions, reporters asked Father Lombardi what the pope will be called after his resignation and what he will wear.

The spokesman said he had no answers to those questions


http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/201...ews-conference
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 10:31 AM   #9
Vis
In Hoc
Supporter
 
Vis's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 7,987
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5117
Thanks: 743
Thanked 5,528 Times in 2,676 Posts
My Mood: Brooding
Default Re: The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

Quote:
Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan View Post
Other pressing questions

Among other questions, reporters asked Father Lombardi what the pope will be called after his resignation and what he will wear.

The spokesman said he had no answers to those questions


http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/201...ews-conference

Is the then called the Holy Seen or the Holy Saw?
__________________


All generalizations are dangerous.
Vis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 11:59 AM   #10
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,244
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 2,573
Thanked 8,240 Times in 3,618 Posts
Default Re: The Pope quits - hands in his resignation

Twitter’s best Pope resignation jokes

Nate Silver ✔ @fivethirtyeight
No pope has resigned since 1415, which is also the last time the Pittsburgh Pirates had a winning record.

Will Brinson @willbrinson
You all read it wrong. The Pope is RE-SIGNING. $10M, 5 year extension.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...log-entry-6723
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts