„We are the grit in the oyster.“
Benedict XVI has become the first pope in modern times to resign – with substantial consequences for the papacy and the Catholic Church.
The pope is neither a rock star nor a king, he’s the Bishop of Rome. Stop worshipping him.
Pope Benedict’s resignation allows for a look behind the façade of the Catholic Church. For too long, the Vatican has covered up its dark underbelly with embellished liturgical practices.