Since Benedict XVI resigned from the papacy and began his retirement in seclusion, he has said nothing publicly.
There’s a very good reason for that, and that’s why the most recent thing he’s written is so amazing.
He’s just publicly weighed in on Cardinal Kasper’s proposal to give Holy Communion to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.
Here’s the story . . .
1) Why is Benedict XVI so silent these days?
To give his successor a free hand. If a pope emeritus continued to speak out and play a substantial role as a public figure, it could cause all kinds of problems for his successor.
If the two were perceived as being in opposition to each other, it could be extremely traumatic...READ MORE