Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Cardinals select Tuesday, March 12 for conclave
Posted on 03/08/2013 9:14:27 AM PST by NYer
Cardinals pray during their second general meeting on March 4, 2013 in the Vatican's New Synod Hall. Credit: EWTN News file photo.
After five days of meetings, the College of Cardinals has voted to hold a conclave to elect the next Pope on Tuesday, March 12.
The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013, Father Federico Lombardi said at 5:36 p.m. Rome time.
The cardinals will celebrate a pro eligendo Romano Pontifice Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in the morning and in the afternoon the cardinals will enter into the Conclave, he confirmed.
Prayers to the Holy Spirit.
I’m glad to hear it. All of the speculation has been difficult to endure.
If recent history is a guide, we should know by Friday.
I’m praying faithfully.
No doubt about it...they're big basketball fans and have cleared their calendars for Selection Sunday. Go Zags!!!
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Good job, fellas. Gotta get it started if you’re gonna get it done!
That the ruler ought to be careful to understand how commonly vices pass themselves off as virtues.
The ruler also ought to understand how commonly vices pass themselves off as virtues.
For often niggardliness palliates itself under the name of frugality,
and on the other hand prodigality hides itself under the appellation of liberality.
Often inordinate laxity is believed to be loving-kindness,
and unbridled wrath is accounted the virtue of spiritual zeal.
Often precipitate action is taken for the efficacy of promptness,
and tardiness for the deliberation of seriousness.
Whence it is necessary for the ruler of souls to distinguish with vigilant care between virtues and vices,
lest either niggardliness get possession of his heart while he exults in seeming frugal in expenditure;
or, while anything is prodigally wasted, he glory in being as it were compassionately liberal;
or in remitting what he ought to have smitten he draw on those that are under him to eternal punishment;
or in mercilessly smiting an offense he himself offend more grievously;
or by immaturely anticipating mar what might have been done properly and gravely;
or by putting off the merit of a good action change it to something worse.
Thank you so much for all of your papal posts. Work has me so busy (and my internet blocked) that I can only get my updates from your daily pings.
I trust that the Holy Spirit will guide the cardinals to choose the right man as He did with John Paul II and Benedict XVI. As a New Yorker, I would love to see Cardinal Dolan chosen, but there are two chances of that happening. Zero and none.
I am liking Cardinal Tagle from the Phillipines. He is young and comes from a troubled region very familiar to the threat of islam.
This is history in the making. I pray and trust in God, though I admit, I do often feel defeated.
Conclave Chimney has a twitter?
Between us Cats, let’s double down...
Thanks so much for that post. That St. Gregory was a wise guy (in a good way).
Aye, the next Pontiff will need the gift of discernment as +Gregory elaborated.
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| Well, we might hit a little bump or two on the "Ides of March", but hopefully we will all be able to say "Sláinte" to the new Pontiff on St. Paddy's Day! :-)
|Then I believe that Catholics all over the world will have to buckle down and begin to even increase our prayer efforts for the new Pontiff, and for the Faith. (Activate your Rosaries!!!). :-)|
This world in in such need to have leadership and moral standing...