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Pope Benedict XVI: A Brief Reflection

I have not had the time or the inclination to wade through the commentary on Pope Benedict's unexpected resignation, but I assume that much of it is angry, vituperative, and dismissive, because such commentary is one of the hallmarks of our degraded age.  I wanted instead to offer a brief note of gratitude for Benedict's service as Pope.   Benedict is transparently a decent, gentle, humble, and holy man, and I have profited greatly by reading his works and listening to his words.  May his successor build on his example.

Tom Piatak

Tom Piatak

Thomas Piatak is a contributing editor to Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He writes from Cleveland, Ohio.

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