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Benedict XVI public appearance, attends Consistory. Dress rehearsal for April.

His Holiness Benedict XVI made a public appearance during the consistory this morning, Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, when Francis gave the news Cardinals their new stuff.
This is clearly the “dress rehearsal” for the canonization of John Paul … Continue reading

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Reese makes his 6577th mistake

Over at Fishwrap the cracks are widening. They are losing John Allen. They closed the combox. MSW is deeply into logorrhea. They are panicky.
Now I see a piece by Thomas Reese, SJ, who was removed from his editor’s position at … Continue reading

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What Francis says… what liberals hear…

Pope Francis says something like: “We need a deeper theology of women.”
What liberals hear: “The Pope is going to name women cardinals!”

That Francis might create females cardinals is patently absurd.
The cartoon, by the way, is from this week’s number of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pope Francis announces date of canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II

Pope Francis announced during a consistory the dates for the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II. 27 April 2014 – Sunday of Divine Mercy.
Latin, of course, because of the nature of this official papal act.

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Consistory!

The “Bolletino” is out and the Holy Father has announced a consistory for new cardinals.
Ecco i nomi dei nuovi Porporati:
1. Mons. JAMES MICHAEL HARVEY, Prefetto della Casa Pontificia, che ho in animo di nominare Arciprete della Basilica Papale di San … 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 be … Continue reading

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The Extra Beatitude and the College of Cardinals

I have been contemplating the buzz about the Consistory, which will more than like be announced today (6 Jan, Epiphany).
My admiration for Pope Benedict is pretty obvious, I should think.
That said, when I think about composition of the College, that … Continue reading

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What the Cardinals will discuss/listen to at the consistory

I suppose one way to glean that the Anglican Ordinariates are actually going to happen is by way of this news.   Also there is a liturgical note.
The persistent Anna Arco has this:
Cardinals to discuss Church reactions to sexual abuse and … Continue reading

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More musing about a consistory for new cardinals

Could we hear the announcement of a consistory perhaps next Wednesday during the General Audience?
If it is going to be on the Solemnity of Christ the King, it’ll have to be announced fairly soon.
A while back I posted a note … Continue reading

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