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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, … 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 … Continue reading

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST: Fr. Z’s pleads for prayers for good weather in Rome for the conclave

At the end of Pope Benedict’s pontificate Rome was blessed with unseasonably beautiful weather for his last appearances. Right now the weather is Rome is horrid and forecasts are grim.  I was out the other evening and actually saw Noah … Continue reading

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With EWTN today.

This afternoon I did a short segment with EWTN about Benedict XVI and liturgy. These segments are really too short. You don’t have time to get into any details. But it was good. The location for EWTN is on the … Continue reading

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installing the chimney

My pic of the installation of the famous chimney at the Sistine Chapel.

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Fr. Lombardi, who attends the General Congregations of the Cardinals: PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013. A … Continue reading

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Date of Conclave could be announced at 7 p.m. Rome time

Fr. Lombardi indicated during the press briefing today (going on as I write), that the date of the beginning of the Conclave may be announced this evening, at 7 p.m. Rome time. It would probably – not for sure – be … Continue reading

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Cardinals Praying in St. Peter’s

Some shots from the live stream. The Cardinals and others are at the Altar of the Chair in San Pietro, praying. Msgr. Marini leading the Rosary. Getting ready for Exposition and Vespers. Their collectives Eminences are singing Vespers in Latin. … Continue reading

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Lighter but still serious fare

Some lighter fare… though with a serious point. In Spanish: The Vatican prohibits the use of Twitter during the Conclave. “Let me in!  I’m not Twitter, I’m the Holy Spirit!” And, from ZENIT, a recent photo it seems of His … Continue reading

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