Non Habemus Papam?

Still catching your breath from the shocker of shockers?! Yes, our dear Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI resigned from the Papacy on February 11. You might be asking yourself, "Can he do that?" or "What happens next?" or "Can Stephen Colbert be Pope?"

 

Join us as we discuss the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, its implications, and give you the 411 on what happens next: Sede Vacante.

 

Coming attractions:

A So What? Short: Conclave!! (Coming soon to an earbud near you).

 

For further reading, news, and info:
1) Bl. Pope JPII's Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis (clear and concise lowdown on the vacancy of the papacy and the election of a new pontiff).
2) Code of Canon Law: canons 330-341; see also a Commentary on the Code of Canon Law.
3) Rocco Palmo's blog: Whispers in the Loggia (check out his post: And Now, "VatiShock").
4) News.va.
 
We also need to give a shout out to Msgr. Ramacciotti of the Archdiocese of St. Louis for his excellent class on Canon Law that informed us so much on these issues. 

 

Credits
Opening music:
Darkest Child
By: Kevin McLeod
incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/
Closing music:
J.J. Tigre
Album: Al Rumba
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