Category Archives: Conclave

My take on Card. Bergoglio in 2009.

My take on Card. Bergoglio in 2009.
Who’s the important one?

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How I received our new Pope.

Today was a day of deep blessings and deep frustrations. It was a day of wetness from rain and wetness from tears.
Let me dispense with the frustrations. The cellular network and internet in the area was nearly completely overwhelmed so … Continue reading

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Latin names of Cardinals. We’ll hear one of these from the loggia of St. Peter’s!

Today I was planning on posting something about the Latin versions of first names of Cardinals whom the Electors may chose as the next Pope.  The first indication will be the former Cardinal’s first name, in Latin, in the accusative. … Continue reading

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A seminarian reports on his seminary’s plans for the announcement of the next Pope

From a seminarian:
I just got done praying for good weather in Rome.
I thought it would be interesting to hear what seminaries are doing during this Conclave, and especially how they will celebrate when our new Pope is elected.
Here in Saint … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z reveals super-double-top-secret inside-the-Conclave SECRETS from a mole!

This comes from CNA.  My emphases and comments.
Vatican details how new smoke signals are produced
Vatican City, Mar 12, 2013 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Varying chemical compounds have replaced wet straw and pitch to produce the Vatican smoke signal that … Continue reading

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POLL: Which U.S. major secular network has the best Papal Conclave coverage so far?

Which U.S. major secular network has the best Papal Conclave coverage so far?
I am hearing great things about what CBS is doing this time around.
What are you hearing and seeing?  What are your reactions to the commentary?
Use the combox below.

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Just how tone deaf is the National Schismatic Reporter?

Just how tone deaf is the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap)?
Classly as ever, on the eve the conclave they suggest:
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No matter from what part of the world he hails, no matter what his theological or ecclesiastical pedigree, the best thing … Continue reading

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Asking the Poor Souls to help with the election of the new Pope

Our friends at Rorate have a great idea. As I promote a revival of confession, they promote prayer for poor souls.  They have a prayer for the poor souls to interceded for the Cardinal Electors. I think we all want, … Continue reading

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The rites for the Conclave begin: The entrance procession of the Cardinal Electors

And so it begins.
The procession leaves the Pauline Chapel to go around the corner into the Sistine

Card. Re, the senior Cardinal Elector, guides the process.
At the beginning of the procession he prays:
Venerabiles fratres:
Cum sacris litaverimus, nunc Conclave, ad eligendum Romanum … Continue reading

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POLL: SECOND ROUND – What name WILL (not should) the next Pope choose?

We had a first poll HERE.  I took the top 15 results and offer them again for your opinion as the conclave begins today!
The combox is open for your explanations.   Anyone can vote, but you have to have an approved … Continue reading

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