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…offers some considerations on papal abdication.
I agree that we do not know tha day or the hour, but this is only half of what Jesus said. He also gave many signs, and told us to watch the signs. One such sign (2Tess) is the apostasia that we are wittnessing now. Jesus listed many other signs that tell us that the end is near. If the Church fails to tell the faithful to watch the sings, you neglect your duty, because they will be unprepared for the coming of the Antichist..
Except, of course, for the fact that billions have no yet heard the gospel and the Church is still growing in leaps and bounds in Asia and the global south. It turns out that apostasy in the first world does not exhaust the possibilities for the Church.
Another Fr. Z