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An Open Letter to Josef Ratzinger – Leonard Swidler (The Progressive Catholic Voice, February 18, 2013).
Papal Retirement: A Matter of Conscience – Mary E. Hunt (Religion Dispatches, February 11, 2013).
Pope, in Final Message, Says He's a Simple Pilgrim – Nicole Winfield and Frances D'Emilio (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, February 28, 2013).
Discord Remains at Vatican as Pope Departs – Rachel Donadio (New York Times, February 28, 2013).
A Vatican Spring? – Hans Küng (The New York Times via The Progressive Catholic Voice, February 28, 2013).
On Benedict's Bowing Out: The Butler Did It – Eugene Cullen Kennedy (National Catholic Reporter, February 14, 2013).
Benedict to Be Called 'Emeritus Pope,' Wear White – Nicole Winfield (Associated Press, February 26, 2013).
Pope Benedict's Most Powerful Gift to the Church – Joan Chittister, OSB (The Huffington Post, February 15, 2013).
The Complex Legacy of Benedict XVI – John Allen, Jr. (National Catholic Reporter, February 28, 2013).
Fascism in the Church: Matthew Fox on 'The Pope’s War,' Clergy Abuse, and Quelling Liberation Theology – Democracy Now! (February 28, 2013).
Pope Benedict XVI’s Leaked Documents Show Fractured Vatican Full of Rivalries – Jason Horowitz (The Washington Post, February 16, 2013).
A Parish Priest's Hopes for the Next Pope – Fr. Peter Daly (National Catholic Reporter, February 12, 2013).
Vatican Feuds, Fiefdoms, Betrayals Await Next Pope – Nicole Winfield (The Associated Press, February 21, 2013).
Papal Vote Preparations Begin in Earnest at Vatican – Philip Pullella (Reuters via Yahoo! News, March 4, 2013).
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Mary E. Hunt (Feminist Studies in Religion, February 14, 2013).
New Pope? I've Given Up Hope – Garry Wills (New York Times, February 12, 2013).
Empty Chairs – Eric Fought (EricFought.com, March 4, 2013).
The First Reform is to End the Corruption and the Hypocrisy – Colleen Kochivar-Baker (Enlightened Catholicism, March 4, 2013).
A New Pope Won't Save the Sinking Ship – Wayne Besen (TruthWinsOut.org, March 5, 2013).