Tag Archives: conclave

Wherein Fr. Z makes a suggestion to Cardinal Electors

Here is a point that is so obvious that I am surprised no one has made it yet. Some people are talking – as they did in 2005 – about the election of a cardinal from the “emerging” Church.  Several … Continue reading

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POLL: What name will (not should) the next Pope choose?

One of the more entertaining aspects of a papal election is speculation not only about whom the Cardinal Electors will choose, but what the new Pope’s name will be. Entertaining, yes, but there is a serious side to it. John … Continue reading

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Some notes about the upcoming conclave

Canon 332 §2 of the Code of Canon Law states: “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 … Continue reading

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Happy 7th Anniversary to Pope Benedict XVI!

Today is the 7th anniversary of the election of Benedict XVI. Ad multos annos! Please pray for the Holy Father, today and every day. Do you remember where you were when you heard the news? I ask this every year … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If, after announcing new cardinals, the Pope dies before the consistory.

I have received several queries about what would happen if, before the upcoming consistory and the “creation” of the new cardinals, the Holy Father were to – quod Deus avertat – die. Would the men whose names were already announced … Continue reading

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