With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow Rome time his pontificate comes to an end, Roman curial heads resign, and the Vatican shuts down.
We all become adults again, at least until we have a new “Holy Father.”
But that’s not all. The old guard, those Vatican prelates who colluded to force an outrageous investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and who ordered LCWR into a receivership until it mends its ways, are out.
They will have no authority to continue their work, pending a new dictate by a new pope.