The Holy Father is stepping down. His reasons will become apparent in time. The professional Vatican watchers are all having their say and I don't trust any of them. So what happens now? We'll be sad for awhile and then we will have a new Holy Father.
Let's stay calm brothers and sisters. Don't let the St. Malachy "prophesies" freak you out. We are not Jehovah's Witnesses and this is not 1975. Nobody knows the day or the hour of when the world ends.
Pray, pray, pray for the Holy Father both present and soon to come.
Would someone please burp Rod Dreher and give him some gripe water?