Category Archives: Conclave

BOOK: The Next Pope: The Leading Cardinal Candidates by Edward Pentin

I’m having a look right now at two books which speculate about the next Pope.  One is by George Weigel.  HERE  I’ll get to him. First, there is an offering by the best working vaticanista today, Edward Pentin. This is … Continue reading

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Robert Mickens – Scaredy Cat

The analogy has been offered before.  Once upon a time there were only a few news outlets which had a strangle hold on news, which was pitched from only one, liberal, view.   Then came talk radio and after that cable. There … Continue reading

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My take on Card. Bergoglio in 2009.

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

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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. … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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: […] No matter from what part of the world he hails, no matter what his theological or ecclesiastical pedigree, … 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, … 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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A amusing Roman moment

Sometimes shops or businesses or other places have to close up at times outside their usual schedule. Yesterday, after my hit with EWTN, I stopped in at the library of my school, the Augustinianum, to do some work in the … 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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The rites for the Conclave begin: Mass for electing a Supreme Pontiff

And so the rites as found in the Ordo Rituum Conclavis… the Order of Rites for the Conclave begin. The first thing the Cardinals do today is celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s saying special prayers for help in their task. … 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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@ConclaveChimney

If the Roman Pontiff can have a Twitter account, so can the Sistine Chapel CHIMNEY that signals the election of the Roman Pontiff! Yes, @ConclaveChimney Why didn’t I think of that? Meanwhile…

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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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Of Cardinals and Cardinals

I hear there is a bit of … contrast.. among the holy Cardinal Electors.  There is wrangling.  Some want the conclave to be delayed.  Some want it move along quickly.  Some say that a conclave soon would favor a curial … 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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