Ever wonder why even good Catholics, men and women you respect, sometimes irrationally and hostilely reject any possibility that Benedict's resignation might have been coerced, and that he may not be a free man? To be sure, there are myriad reasons. The biggest one I see is pride. Actually, being attached to any sin will do it, but pride is the biggest culprit. See 2 Thessolians 2:10-11. I've written quite a lot on social media about the blinding spirit of the age, but that's not the topic of this post. Let's think about this for a minute. Consider this scenario: Suppose your elderly father, grandfather, or any dear loved one had hired a live-in nurse or assistant. Suppose further that this beloved family member (we'll call him "grandpa" for the sake of clarity) was always loving, communicative, and sharp when you would visit, and often called you up in between visits. Then, one day, that all stops.