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installing the chimney

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

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ALERT! DATE OF CONCLAVE SET!

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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The Conclave’s voting process hardware

This morning at the briefing in the Holy See Press Office, images were displayed of the three “urns” used in the conclave for the collection of the voting slips of the cardinals.  Here is some info from VIS: NEW CHALICE-URNS … Continue reading

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Conclave Comets!

Together with all the papal portents of which I wrote the other day – and let us not be overly worried about these – there is a rare astronomical sight right now, visible in some parts of the world. In … Continue reading

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Card. Ouellet: I have to say to myself, ‘What if, what if…’ It makes me … somewhat afraid.”

One of the putative front-runners as the next Pope is Marc Card. Ouellet, 68 (about the right age) presently Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, formerly Archbishop of Quebec City, polyglot, firmly in the same “Communio” theology line with Joseph … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL! Catholic school children hold a CONCLAVE! PHOTOS!

I got this from a reader.  FUN! Hello, Father–In case you’re interested, here are some pictures from today’s (Monday, 3/4/2013) mock conclave at St Louis Catholic School. These young men were largely from the corps of Altar Servers. The Parochial … Continue reading

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Hey Cardinal Electors! An expression of hope from Russia about a new Pope.

Benedict XVI was the Pope of Christian Unity. He changed the course of ecumenical dialogue. His efforts to bring our liturgical worship back onto the rails impressed many among the Orthodox, including the Patriarch of Moscow. Now I read on … Continue reading

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Sobering words from Bp. Davies of Shrewsbury, England

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury gave a sermon yesterday at a Mass in Thanksgiving for the Pontificate of Benedict XVI. In the sermon he asked, about Pope Benedict’s time: Tonight we might each examine our consciences and ask: did we … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to be called “Pontiff Emeritus” or “Pope Emeritus” and some other end-of-Pontificate details

From VIS: BENEDICT XVI WILL BE POPE EMERITUS Vatican City, 26 February 2013 (VIS) – Benedict XVI will be “Pontiff emeritus” [would that be “Roman Pontiff Emeritus”?] or “Pope emeritus”, as Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See … Continue reading

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Amusing video on “How To Become Pope”

There is a semi-cute video out there which explains in a nutshell “How To Become Pope”.  The video has a flawed premise in that the priesthood, episcopacy, cardinalate, and papacy are described in terms of a career path for those … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s new Motu Proprio about the Conclave

The Holy Father – Pope Benedict XVI now gloriously reigning – released a Motu Proprio (in Latin) by which he empowers the Cardinal Electors to move forward the day of the beginning of the conclave. The canonist Ed Peters has … Continue reading

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Card. O’Brien’s resignation – Cardinal Electors down to 115

We read that – because of allegations “of inappropriate behaviour towards priests dating from the 1980s” – His Eminence Keith Card. O’Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, is resigning his see and will not participate in the conclave even though … Continue reading

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