Subj: at last
I am, at last, idiot that I am, proud as I am, now finally morally convinced that our Pope is Benedict XVI. Not kinda, not playing at dragons, but really.
Barnhardt + Mazza + Acosta = all possibilities covered.
My personal belief: intentional, good-faith, non-renunciation.
But no matter how you slice it, he is pope on your thesis, Mazza’s thesis, or the words themselves regardless of whether in good faith, bad faith, or in error.
God bless you again and again for your courage and persistence. Oremus pro invicem.