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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Pope hinted at resignation three years ago
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Feb. 11, 2013 5:07 p.m.





Stunning as it is, the NEWS this morning that Pope Benedict XVI will step down later this month fullfills speculation that he fueled himself with a passage in his 2010 book “Light of the World,” in which he wrote that if a pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church considered himself “no longer physically, psychologically, and spiritually capable of carrying out the duties of his office,” he would have “the right, and in some circumstances the obligation, to resign.”

Benedict’s resignation also is proper grist for this blog’s mill, in that the Vatican has considerable political influence around the world, including ...

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