Mon, 8 April 2013
It has been widely reported that, when he was still the cardinal archbishop of Buenos Aires, the future Pope Francis washed the feet of women during the Mass of the Lord's Supper.
Now he has done so as pope.
Did he break the Church's law?
What does this event mean, and how can we understand what he was trying to do?
Popes Who Thought About Resigning . . . But Didn't
Benedict XVI's resignation may have been the first papal resignation in hundreds of years, but it didn't come completely out of the blue.
He'd already indicated that he had been thinking about the subject of resignation.
What is less well known is that other recent popes had been thinking about it, too.
A lot of recent popes.
This special, extra episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast contains two interviews I recently did on these two subjects on Al Kresta's and Drew Mariani's radio shows.
I thought they were very interesting, productive discussions, and so I thought I'd share them with you.