February 12, 2013 – Segment 1
Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would be resigning from his duties as pope, citing a deterioration in “strength of mind and body.” He is the first Pope to resign in six centuries.
- Rosemary Thompson, Executive Director of the P. Francis Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace;
- Mary Jo McConahay, a journalist, documentary filmmaker who wrote a piece for New America Media about the Pope and the developing world, and author of Maya Road: One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest;
- LaWanda Edwards, catholic churchgoer;
- and Msgr. Stuart W. Swetland, Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Endowed Chair for Christian Ethics at St. Mary’s University.