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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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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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By now you have heard that there will be a consistory in November to create new Cardinals.   The latest batch is a mixed bag. I have been going a zillion miles an hour since I hit Rome so I … Read More

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The stakes are high in Rome next week.

This is a big week coming up in Rome.  This could be a pivotal week in this pontificate. Consider: 9-11 Feb – Meeting of the Gang of Nine 12-13 Feb – Consistory meetings of all the Cardinals 14-15 Feb – Public … Read More

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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 … 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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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 … Read More

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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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZO8E8iEyX0&feature=player_embedded

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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 … 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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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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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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