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The influence of the new cardinals
Cath News ^ | April 25, 2012

Posted on 05/01/2012 3:51:13 PM PDT by NYer

Curia cardinals

On Saturday April 21, a little more than two months after the last consistory, the new cardinals were finally assigned their positions as members of the various dicasteries of the Roman curia, the most important of which are the nine congregations.

This procedure indicates the real and specific influence of each cardinal in assisting Benedict XVI in the governance of the universal Church.

The most prestigious congregation of the Roman curia is the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, to which three of the new cardinals have been appointed: the Indian George Alencherry, the leading archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, and the Italian curia members Fernando Filoni, prefect of "Propaganda Fide," and Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the pontifical council for legislative texts.

But the congregations with the greatest influence in the life of the Catholic Church are those that assist the pope most closely in the selection of new bishops. And these are the congregation for bishops (for the dioceses of Europe and the Americas, the Philippines and Australia), for the Eastern Churches (for Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and India), and for the evangelization of peoples (for the dioceses in mission territory, above all in Africa and Asia).

Four of the new cardinals, all of them from the curia, have been selected as members of the congregation for bishops. They are the Portuguese Manuel Monteiro de Castro, until January the secretary of this same dicastery and now the major penitentiary, the Spaniard Santos Abril y Castelló, archpriest of the basilica of Saint Mary Major, and the Italians Giuseppe Bertello, president of the governorate of Vatican City, and Giuseppe Versaldi, president of the prefecture of economic affairs of the Holy See.

All four of these churchmen, and Versaldi in particular, are highly esteemed by Cardinal Bertone. Monteiro, Abril, and Bertello have been apostolic nuncios. Abril and Bertello have also been appointed as members of "Propaganda Fide."

Bertello and Versaldi, like Bertone and Giovanni Lajolo, who are already members, come from Piedmont, bringing to four the number of members who come from this region of Italy and making it the one most represented in the congregation for bishops, followed by Liguria with two members.

In this dicastery, headed by the Canadian Marc Ouellet, out of 33 members, 29 of whom are cardinals and four bishops, the Italians are ten in all, with eight cardinals and two bishops. The other nations most represented are the United States with four, Germany and Spain with three, and France and Poland with two.

 

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1 posted on 05/01/2012 3:51:18 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 05/01/2012 3:52:03 PM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

God bless Pope Benedict XVI. Why do I have the judgment he is doing some housecleaning? I really know nothing about these cardinals.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 4:25:23 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Happy Rain

Your post seems to sum up ‘Protestant hate’ quite well.

Carry on then...


5 posted on 05/01/2012 4:25:29 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Happy Rain

Thanks for that truly elucidating observation. Some folks, not necessarily baseball fans, remember the batting average of another cardinal—a Pollack, as I recall—who contributed as much to the outcome of the cold war as the mick who was running this country.

Find another outlet, Hap. This one’s clearly out of your league.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 4:27:09 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: battousai
OK, perhaps we should first address “Catholic Love” starting with the Crusades—then on to the Inquisition and the Jesuits in America—but only in the condensed version of course—life being short and all that.

But do go on about “Protestant hate” FRiend, you have me amused.

8 posted on 05/01/2012 5:20:00 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("So the RINOs won with Romney--u gonna root for the Commies now!?!?")
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To: Happy Rain

I’d wager that your family tree has no branches.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 5:25:31 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 5:26:08 PM PDT by narses
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To: Happy Rain

Where, oh, where are you getting all this information? Any sources, or are you just Catholic Bashing?


11 posted on 05/01/2012 5:34:51 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
And yours no hominids.
12 posted on 05/01/2012 5:38:34 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("So the RINOs won with Romney--u gonna root for the Commies now!?!?")
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To: Salvation

Catholic teasing is more like it—there are a lot of RCC threads on FR and I just felt like ruffling a few.

Christians is Christians and if they are conservative that’s all that matters to me.


13 posted on 05/01/2012 5:42:29 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("So the RINOs won with Romney--u gonna root for the Commies now!?!?")
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To: Happy Rain

What’s the matter, did your regularly scheduled cross burning tonight get canceled due to inclement weather?


14 posted on 05/01/2012 5:47:41 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Salvation

It seems that every time there is an interesting thread pertaining to the Catholic church, the Catholic haters show up. Can’t we have just one thread where the discussion centers on the subject of the thread? I was hoping to read that the pope had appointed cardinals who were more traditional. Shouldn’t this be a caucus thread?


15 posted on 05/01/2012 5:47:56 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Happy Rain
OK, perhaps we should first address “Catholic Love” starting with the Crusades—then on to the Inquisition and the Jesuits in America—but only in the condensed version of course—life being short and all that.

Ah the tired old historic misrepresentations that the left love to use against the Church, I think you took a wrong turn at DU, sure you belong on FR? LOL
16 posted on 05/01/2012 5:51:25 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Happy Rain

The Crusades: the war of liberation of Eastern Christendom from Muslim invaders.

The Holy Inquisition: the ecclesial court whose task it is to get rid of corrupt Catholic clergy. We sorely need one in the United States today.

The Jesuits: colleges, universities, hospitals, protection of the indigenous population from colonizers.

Like anything else the Holy Mother Church does, they are acts of love.

As someone already remarked on this thread, it would be a good idea to educate yourself on the matters you are posting about.

May the Lord bless the Holy Father richly and give him a long pontificate.


17 posted on 05/01/2012 6:07:16 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: sneakers

Every now and then it’s fun to beat up on them. Sort of like the crusades.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 6:08:47 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: sneakers

The Catholic Caucus delineation is the choice of the poster. I probably would have done it, but no harm.

People can show up and post their misunderstandings. We can just knock them down.

I do believe, though, that Pope Benedict would not be selecting Cardinals who were not on the conservative side.

God bless his abundantly


19 posted on 05/01/2012 6:18:51 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: sneakers

The Catholic Caucus delineation is the choice of the poster. I probably would have done it, but no harm.

People can show up and post their misunderstandings. We can just knock them down.

I do believe, though, that Pope Benedict would not be selecting Cardinals who were not on the conservative side.

God bless him abundantly


20 posted on 05/01/2012 6:19:31 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Happy Rain
**RCC**

Well, here is my education for tonight. The Roman Catholic Church, actually, the correct title is the Latin Church is only one of many rites -- I think 22 or so. Now you know why there are so many Catholics in the world! LOL!

Here's your homework -- Read the initial article on one of these threads:

The Rites of the Catholic Church [Catholic Caucus]
One and Many Churches (origins of the Church)
THE RITES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH -- There are many!
(Cardinal) Newman on Rites and Ceremonies

21 posted on 05/01/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mach9

Stanislaus is now 91, isn’t he? My favorite ballplayer. If he hadn’t ruined his arm, he would have been the complete player. Not as good as DiMaggio at his best, but the Yankee clipper was always fragile. Musial, despite his size, was very, very put together. Very, very fast, which he why he hit so many doubles and triples.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 10:05:06 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Salvation
I thought the ban on contraception is why we have so many Catholics;)
23 posted on 05/02/2012 2:45:47 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("So the RINOs won with Romney--u gonna root for the Commies now!?!?")
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To: annalex
You are a true believer that's for sure—you ignore the evil atrocities and accentuate the positives.

Yes, Hitler gave us the super highway and Mussolini made the trains run on time.

You must be a politician;)

24 posted on 05/02/2012 2:50:18 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("So the RINOs won with Romney--u gonna root for the Commies now!?!?")
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To: RobbyS

And he must have been thrilled when the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series last year as well. :)


25 posted on 05/02/2012 3:51:51 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Happy Rain

The purpose of Hitler was not building a Volkswagen, but the purpose of the Holy Inquisition, the Crusades and the Jesuit presence in the Americas was exactly as I explained in my previous post.


26 posted on 05/02/2012 5:27:57 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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