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Fears for the Health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/10/13 | Damian Thompson

Posted on 04/10/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by marshmallow

I think all of us were distressed by the fragility of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI when we saw him greet his successor, Pope Francis. The footage was almost too painful to watch. Now, according to the excellent Fr Ray Blake, a Spanish newspaper says he is suffering from something "very severe", and that "we won't have us with him for very much longer".

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1 posted on 04/10/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Everyone made such a big deal of his resignation....Now maybe the hardheads will understand.


2 posted on 04/10/2013 9:12:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Get the heck into heaven my man!!!!! Well Done and Godspeed!


3 posted on 04/10/2013 9:13:26 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Sacajaweau

There were people on this forum who were attacking him for stepping down. Despicable.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 9:21:58 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

I don’t know how it was “despicable” when they weren’t in possession of all the facts. Have a little charity.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 9:26:41 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: marshmallow
If only he had been a younger man when he was elected to the chair of St Peter!

It was glorious that JP II and B 16 were both with us for so long.

Prayers for an amazing man of God.

6 posted on 04/10/2013 9:32:13 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: steve86

But if one does not have all the facts, isn’t it better to keep one’s mouth shut and say nothing?

Charity, charity, was lacking.


7 posted on 04/10/2013 9:45:53 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: steve86

They could have given him the benefit of the doubt before assuming they knew it all.


8 posted on 04/10/2013 9:47:42 AM PDT by RPTMS
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To: marshmallow

When Pope Francis was elected I had said that I thought Pope Benedict XVI might die within a month........well — I’m going to say within a month from now. By May 10th.


9 posted on 04/10/2013 9:47:46 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

I’m glad you didn’t tell me!

I’m so sad. I have been praying that he would live in serene peace for at least of couple of years. I didn’t mean Eternal Peace.


10 posted on 04/10/2013 9:55:05 AM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

There was just something that told me he was such an extraordinary man of character — like finishing a task once it is begun — that he would not have resigned if he didn’t have to.

So I am suspecting either some kind of fast moving disease at this point.

When you saw the pictures with Pope Francis — did you notice that he had on a white quilted jacket over his cassock?

To me, that might have been that he was cold due to poor blood circulation. Anyone who is dealing with heart problems and the taking of coumadin knows what I mean by feeling cold.

May God reward him abundantly.


11 posted on 04/10/2013 10:02:05 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

Morbid speculation.


12 posted on 04/10/2013 10:06:51 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Salvation
May God reward him abundantly.

Amen.

13 posted on 04/10/2013 10:11:33 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Salvation
Yes, I noticed the white quilted jacket straight away. Like you, both DrO and I knew he stepped down for selfless, extraordinary reasons. We were hoping and praying that once the burden and weight of the Papacy were lifted, that our Holy Father could live his life in serene prayer.

Continued prayers for him, always. God's will be done.
14 posted on 04/10/2013 10:12:56 AM PDT by onyx
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To: marshmallow

It takes a man whom knows that his destiny is other world to say it is time to resign. May former Pope Bendict enjoy the time he has left and be instrumental in showing true leadership


15 posted on 04/10/2013 10:14:30 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: marshmallow

Very well written my FRiends. I have been away since Ash Wednesday, a bit of a media and information fast if you will. But I should be dropping in about lunchtime on business days and sometimes in the evenings. I’ll admit that fasting from FR was much more difficult than fasting from Facebook which I also did.

God’s will be done in Pope Emeritus Benedict’s case. A genius Holy man. He is already missed and will be sorely so when he passes...


16 posted on 04/10/2013 10:19:45 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: Salvation

Yes, I’m sure it is.

Very sorry for your recent loss.


17 posted on 04/10/2013 11:29:05 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: marshmallow
Oh, how I love Papa Benedict. I hope the Lord will grant him a little more time to finish some of his writing. He writes beautifully --- and respectfully, thinking his way through other people's points of view carefully, the way I wish we all would do on FR! --- and I think if he gets his notes together he may be able to send another volume or two off to the publisher before he goes to is reqard.

God bless him forever!

18 posted on 04/10/2013 11:48:00 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He turn to you His countenance, and give you peace.)
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To: Salvation

It would be nice if he could attend the canonization of the 800 martyrs of Otranto, scheduled for May 12.


19 posted on 04/10/2013 2:14:04 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: marshmallow
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.com/2012/06/papal-profile-pope-pius-viii.html

Popes much sicker than Pope Benedict XVI lived and died in the office of the Papacy and in a sort of ironic twist, Pope Pius VIII was the Pope who condemned the idea of "razing the bastions" whereas it was Pope Benedict XVI who was in favor of "razing the bastions."

I am unable to see that what Bishop Emeritus Benedict XVI is doing now after his abdication is anything he could not have been doing had he remained Pope for he certainly could have curtailed all unnecessary activities and offered up his suffering as Pope; Pope Blessed John Paul II did

I am not in any way trying to minimise his illness and or suffering but every single Pope - save Celestine (whose circumstances were completely different than were Benedict's) - has lived and died as Pope and yet this novelty is being accepted with alacrity and, already, we have Priests praying for TWO Popes in our Masses and we have supposedly Traditional Catholics calling two men, "Pope."

For those of a pedantic bent, I was referring to Popes who abdicated without others, or odd circumstances , pressuring them to do so.

But look at how rapidly we have become inured to this novelty - Pope as CEO with retirement. The highest and most important office on earth ever created - EVER - is now going to be seen by Catholics as just another job, like the Presidency only not as important....

20 posted on 04/10/2013 2:45:45 PM PDT by Vermont Crank (Invisible yet are signs of the force of Tradition that'll act upon our inertia into Indifferentism)
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