Back to regular writing: well, thank you to my friends. It’s back to the discipline of musing of the week and offering of my thoughts on what is capturing the attention of the community/world- wherever you are.
For Roman Catholics, and for those who observe the variegated travails of members of the faith, this is the week of weeks – preparing for the conclave in which the college of cardinals will prepare for and enter into an historical event wherein it selects a new pope (the bishop of Rome) while Pope emeritus Benedict begins his time of retirement.
Precedent has been established; a modern day Pope without taint of ridicule or scandal has decided to step aside; a pope has accepted the reality that age and infirmity has overcome his ability to perform his responsibility to which he was allotted.
In a few short weeks, the Church will receive a new pope and embark on a fresh approach to manifesting Catholicism to the world.
A precedent, though, has been established that a pope may determine that he is no longer capable of continuing in office – an alert to all officeholders in secular or religious affiliations.
It is never for any reason that we reason with and for due diligence.
To be continued as the week progresses.