Catholics look beyond Benedict

Sophmore in Business Management receives her ash cross from Father Adam Keiter at the Newman Center on Feburary 13th.

Gretchen Burns | managing editor On Monday, Feb. 11, the Roman Catholic Church confronted a dilemma that it hasn’t faced in over 700 years; the resignation of the Holy Father. Pope Benedict XVI spoke a small amount of Latin, leaving the Church to replace him before Easter, claiming that he no longer had the strength of mind and his body had diminished to the point that he could not carry on his duties. Megan Schenk admires Benedict for his decision. “I think it’s really unfortunate, but necessary. The demands of the position have changed a lot in 2000 years, and the pope needs to be in good enough health to do a lot of traveling,”…