Three texts I liked about Benedict XVI’s resignation:

The first two are from David Warren on his blog Essays in Idleness (www.davidwarrenonline.com):
http://www.davidwarrenonline.com/2013/02/14/benedicts-wager/
http://www.davidwarrenonline.com/2013/02/28/father-ratzinger-of-the-vatican/

and the third by Bud Macfarlane, whose CatholiCity (www.catholicity.com) Message I have received since 1998 (two years after they launched their online apostolate). The newsletter is reproduced hereafter almost in its entirety (complete text at http://www.catholicity.com/message/2013-02-28.html):
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