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A Godly Man in an Ungodly Age

dan17 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 1:38 PM
Religion was, and is an important part of the founding and formation of our great nation. It is not necessary for the entirety of society to be religious, but only that a spiritual underpinning exists to shore up the moral and cultural values of a civil society. History shows that without that discipline; people, and their corresponding governments fail.
"To govern the bark 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 recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me."

With those brave, wise, simple words, Benedict XVI announced an end of his papacy. How stands the Church he has led for eight years?

While he could not match the charisma of his predecessor, John Paul II, his has been a successful papacy. He restored some of the ancient beauty and majesty...

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