Once, I rejoiced at the election of Joseph Ratzinger, but what he has done by renouncing the Papacy was wrong and unnecessary. Now, he is humiliated by the man that replaced him as his work is undone. I am not into the theory that he is being drugged and controlled. My post yesterday has offended some of my readers. I was harsh on him. That is the way it is. It does not mean I deny his papacy or the current one, only that it is time to stop pretending when the facts show differently.
Joseph Ratzinger was wrong. He had no business renouncing the papacy. Bergoglio would never have been elected Pope because he would have long been retired by now and Ratzinger would still be Pope. He did not have to travel to WYD or anywhere else. He abandoned his children. He could have stayed in the Vatican with a Legate undertaking the daily tasks and under the protection of the Swiss Guards. He could have taught and written and ordered what was to be done. Yes, it is that simple. His health is clearly fine, for an old man.
Those who love him hold out hope that he will speak against what is happening. He will not. He will not speak against Amoris Laetitia, he will not speak against what will happen in October in Lund when Bergoglio goes to praise the heretic, Martin Luther.
I wondered, at one time, as a good reader in the combox expresses, if he had a supernatural experience, an apparition of Our Lady perhaps and if this is why he left. I had to have an explanation. How could he? How could he leave? It must have been the Holy Spirit - he must have had a revelation? No! I was deluding myself because I did not want to admit what Ratzinger was, a Modernist and a coward. A man who denied his cross. Just because one prays and then acts believing it to be God telling him "do this" does not make it so. It may be the other one, or it may simply be one's own desires that one has convinced oneself to do and then justifies that as "God's will." Well, it is certainly God's permissive will.
Yes, that is harsh, but that is reality.