Tag Archives: College of Cardinals

ASK FATHER: If a Pope dies or resigns before a Consistory for the creation of Cardinals, are the designated men Cardinals or not?

Buzz buzz buzz. From his wheelchair Francis issues a list of men he would make cardinals. There are rumors about his bad and worsening health. Archbp. Gänswein sobs his way through a speech in Germany. Various documents are being issued, … Read More

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New members of the College of Cardinals

I’ve been asked quite a few times today what I thought about the new “red hat” list for the College of Cardinals. I simply laughed. The ploy and play of the list is so obvious that it is hardly to … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Can a Pope change the voting age of Cardinals?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can the Pope “change” or “raise” the required age of Cardinals entering a Conclave, say to 85 years old, or even 90? He seems to be changing other laws all by himself, why not this? Does … Read More

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Three Francis appointed Cardinals offer their hats and rings to women. Fr. Z responds.

Yesterday I received a copy of George Weigel’s new book The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission US HERE – UK HERE The College of Cardinals, as the official titular clergy of Rome, has the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is Francis an Antipope because Cardinals conspired and the conclave was invalid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In your podcast the other about [Fr. Thomas G.] Weinandy’s idea of an “internal papal schism” you said that nobody is saying that Bergoglio is an Antipope. But there are people saying that and Bergoglio is … Read More

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A well-funded lay watchdog group to investigate all the Cardinals. All of them.

  UPDATE 2 Oct: I received an email from the operations director of this new group.  His corrections to the CRUX piece are worth noting: Dear Fr Z, My name is Jacob Imam and I’m the operations director of Better … Read More

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What if the papal conclave took place today?

At Il Sismografo I saw some interesting stats about the College of Cardinals. The College today, 26 June 2018 Total electors – 114 Total non electors – 98 Total College – 212 Cardinals created by John Paul II Electors – 19 … Read More

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Pope Francis sets date for Consistory for new Cardinals – short, odd list

At the English site of Vatican Radio we find the names of the soon-to-be Cardinals.  There is something rather odd in the list. (Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Sunday announced a consistory for the creation of new Cardinals. He made … Read More

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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 … Read More

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New Cardinals

Today the Holy Father named new Cardinals, including: The Pontiff made the announcement during his Angelus address in St Peter’s Square this morning. The Pope named 15 other voting cardinals: – Archbishop Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State; – Archbishop … Read More

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The Francis Effect™ and The Silly Season

More symptoms of The Francis Effect™. Now that we have the most wonderfullest and fluffiest Pope ehvur, people’s true colors seem to be emerging.  It is as if they are rushing to prove the old adage: Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses. … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Benedict’s Last Official Speech – a summary of his vision

I am sure an official translation will come out soon, if not already, but I wanted to savor the last official words of Pope Benedict XVI.  I did my own, below.  The last off-the-cuff remarks at the window at Castel … Read More

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Waiting for the hat to drop: Card. Mahony relieved of duties in Los Angeles.

The Archbishop of Los Angeles, Most Rev. José H. Gomez, has said “Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public duties.”  See the pdf of the letter HERE. What this means … Read More

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New Cardinals and their churches in Rome and cardinalatial trivia

You may have heard, but the Pope created a few more Cardinals today, 22 to be exact, though several are over 80 years of age and therefore cannot enter or vote in a conclave. Each cardinal is assigned a church … Read More

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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 … Read More

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New ceremony for the creation of cardinals

My old mentor Msgr. Schuler used to ask the unwary: “What’s the difference between a priest and a monsignor? … None. But often the monsignor doesn’t know it.” To be made a cardinal of Holy Church brings with the office … Read More

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Comment on the consistory

The list is out. I was pleased to see that one of my profs from the Augustinianum was on the list, though he is over 80, Prosper Grech, OSA.  Trappé never had the red hat. I was sad that good … Read More

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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 … Read More

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CNA has this: Vatican City, Jan 5, 2012 / 05:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican is refusing to deny media speculation that Pope Benedict XVI will announce a list of new cardinals as early as tomorrow. “You will have to … Read More

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