That, friends, is my disclaimer of why I'm linking to Mr. Verrecchio's post here. I'm sure some of my readers will laugh at my disapproval of another's lack of decorum. Pot, kettle. And I'm sure Louie would be amused at my reservations. But no matter-- when you're right, you're right.
He raises a very good question. And it is worth considering well:
Benedict's bombshell goes all but unnoticed
If it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone. (1983 Code of Canon Law, Canon 332 §2)