Lex Cordis Caritas - The law of the heart is Love

by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki

Since Pope Benedict's surprise announcement earlier this month, there has been much discussion about what to call a pope who steps down from office. The confusion is understandable since a pope has not left office alive for almost 600 years. It might even be said that a pope has never stepped down quite under these circumstances in the 2,000 year history of the church.