If you haven't turned on any news source yet and, for some insane reason are already on my blog, Pope Benedict XVI is resigning effective February 28th. This marks the first time that such action has been taken in 598 years when Pope Gregory resigned in an effort to end the Western Schism. This is leading to speculation as to who his successor will be. Current news sources are reporting numerous cardinals are favored including Archbishop Timothy Dolan from New York City. I will bring more news as it comes.