In light of the recent news regarding Pope Benedict's resignation from the papacy, please consider use of some of the following resources as you prepare to take advantage of this "catechetical moment" to discuss our Church, the Papacy, and Pope Benedict's leadership.
- Prayer for the Church in anticipation of the Vacancy of the See of St. Peter
- USCCB Liturgical resources
- Catholic News Service: Understanding the Papal Transition
- RomeReports Video: Who's in charge when a Pope leaves his post?
- Aggie Catholic: FAQ on Pope Benedict's resignation
- Busted Halo Video: How Do They Choose a Pope?
- Terms for Catechetical Reference in Regards to Papal Succession
- Washington DC Resources (includes multiple Lesson Plans)
- Life Teen and Edge Nights
- LifeTeen's Mark Hart: Why Do We Need a Pope?
- Pope Benedict Speaks to Young People
- LifeTeen's Randy Raus: The Pope's Fearless Decision
- Busted Halo's Dr. Tom Gibbons: A Brave Decision
Baltimore's Archbishop Lori:
Cardinal O'Brien (formerly of Baltimore) was in the room when the Pope announced his resignation.
On The Feast of the Chair of Peter