The pope is retiring because of ill health and old age. How many 85 year-olds do you know who are working full time? The world is certainly morally corrupt, but let's not lose our heads. Prayer and penance each day IS necessary and has been for a long, long time. Our Lady has asked for it several times--not to mention all that the Gospels have to say about it.
They also tell us that only the Father knows when the world will end. We do better to concern ourselves with preparing for our own death. That will be the end of the world for us--for sure!
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.
Last edited by Fr. Vincent Serpa; Feb 15, '13 at 5:01 pm.