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  • Dennis Green, former coach of Vikings and Cardinals, dead at 67

    07/24/2016 6:07:44 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 4 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 3:54 pm | ABC Radio
    (NEW YORK) ó Dennis Green, former NFL coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals, has died at 67. Green spent 13 seasons coaching the NFL with eight playoff appearances under the Vikings. His best season with the team was in 1998 when the Vikings finished 15Ė1, a record at the time. According to a statement from his family, he died due to complications of cardiac arrest. The Vikings said they were ďsaddenedĒ by the news of his passing.
  • Dennis Green dies at 67 (NFL coach)

    07/22/2016 8:58:38 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 9 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | July 22, 2016 | Mike Florio
    Dennis Green, former head coach of the Vikings and Cardinals, has died at the age of 67. Green became head coach of the Vikings in 1992, instantly leading the team to a playoff berth. In 1998, he coached the team to one of the best offensive performances in league history. The team finished 15-1 and lost to the Falcons at home in overtime of the NFC championship game. Green and the Vikings returned to the NFC title game in 2000.
  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astrosí Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 13 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astrosí proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that wouldíve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • Baseball legend and Joe Garagiola, Sr. dies

    03/23/2016 12:51:11 PM PDT · by PallMal · 35 replies
    WABC Arizona 15 ^ | March 23, 2016 | Shane Dale
    Baseball legend and former Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola, Sr., has died, the D-backs announced Wednesday. Garagiola was 90 years old.
  • NFL Live Thread Divisional Weekend

    01/11/2016 4:15:43 AM PST · by Bender2 · 383 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WEEKEND Saturday, Jan. 16 AFC Divisional Round Game 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots 4:35 p.m., CBS NFC Divisional Round Game 1 Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers 8:15 p.m., NBC Sunday, Jan. 17 NFC Divisional Round Game 2 Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks 1:05 p.m., FOX AFC Divisional Round Game 2 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos 4:40 p.m., CBS
  • Nate Silver: 80% chance Super Bowl will be won by 1 of these 5 teams

    12/03/2015 9:40:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 45 replies ^ | December 3, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    After 12 weeks of the NFL season, the New England Patriots are still the heavy favorite to win the Super Bowl. Using Nate Silver's "2015 NFL Predictions," a model that rates each team and then projects how the regular season and playoffs will play out, we can get a better sense of which teams are the true Super Bowl contenders. Heading into Week 13, the New England Patriots are still the favorite with a 28% chance to win the Super Bowl, down from 33% a week ago. The Carolina Panthers (20%) are the favorite in the NFC. In fact, according...
  • German Cardinal: ISIS a ‚ÄėSatanic Terrorist Group‚Äô

    11/20/2015 5:32:20 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 20, 2015 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a "satanic terrorist group." Those were the words of Cdl. Kurt Koch of Germany on Tuesday†at the International Ecumenical Congress held in his country near Stuttgart. The German cardinal, one of the few remaining orthodox prelates in Germany, told his audience it's wrong to believe violent persecutions of Christians are a thing of the past. Instead, he pointed out how there are plenty of martyrs for the Faith today, specifically because of ISIS. "In about 25 countries Christians are under threat of life and limb," observed Cdl. Koch. Hence, it is...
  • The Letter of the Thirteen Cardinals. A Key Backstory

    10/15/2015 1:58:27 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    Chiesa Espress Online ^ | 10/15/15 | Sandro Magister
    ...In reproving yet again today, October 14, ďthe fateful letter that has received much more attention than it deserves,Ē Fr. Federico Lombardi Ė together with a substantial army of journalists and prelates Ė seems to have forgotten that the first to squawk over the news of that confidential act was not a presumed emissary of the signers but the vaticanista who is friendliest with and closest of all to Pope Francis, his frequent guest at Santa Marta and his interviewer many times over: Andrea Tornielli, coordinator of the portal ďVatican Insider.Ē Tornielli in fact broke the news of the step...
  • On Your Mark: The Chicago Cubs will win the World Series, per Marty McFly

    10/12/2015 1:11:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Jeff Nowak
    Itís beginning to seem like Marty McFly may have been onto something. The Cubs sure are an interesting team to watch. Nothing demonstrates that point more effectively than mad-hatter manager Joe Maddon calling for two suicide squeezes in the second inning on Saturday, en route to a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Now, if youíre like me, you wonder why this isnít always the play with a runner on third and fewer than two outs. Iíve almost never seen it played correctly by opposing defenses, and isnít it more reliable than a fly ball to the outfield? But...
  • Cardinals make playoffs again, despite potentially derailing injuries

    09/20/2015 5:58:43 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/20/2015
    The St. Louis Cardinals became the first team to clinch a playoff spot in the major leagues Saturday, but it wasnít anything they did. The San Francisco Giantsí loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, a few hours after the Chicago Cubs beat the Cardinals 5-4, made sure St. Louis will make the postseason. This is the fifth consecutive season the Cardinals will make the playoffs, a run of postseasons that is a franchise record for the team with the second-most World Series titles (11). St. Louisí success this season -- the Cardinals have by far the best record in baseball (92-56)...
  • Cardinals' Jen Welter, ref Sarah Thomas debut in NFL firsts

    08/16/2015 5:56:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    AP/Comcast Sports New England ^ | 08/15/2015 | Staff
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Arizona Cardinals assistant Jen Welter has become the first woman to coach an NFL game, the same night the league's first full-time female on-field official made her preseason debut. Welter worked Saturday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs as an inside linebackers coach, while Sarah Thomas served as the line judge in the seven-person officiating crew.
  • Squirrel interrupts Phillies-Cardinals game, jumps on Chase Utley

    06/20/2015 9:10:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CSN Philly ^ | June 19, 2015 | Chris Mueller
    After Phillies starting pitcher Phillippe Aumont gave up four earned runs in the second inning of Friday night's game against the Cardinals, a nearby squirrel decided enough was enough. Climbing up the protective netting behind home plate, the squirrel gave Phillies faithful some much-needed entertainment while watching their 23-45 ballclub on its way to another dreadful loss. The critter showed off some impressive balance as he circus-walked across the wire holding up the net. With the crowd's attention, the squirrel then nosedived almost 30 feet onto the top of the Phillies' dugout and hopped in to join the team. Actually,...
  • Cardinals Face F.B.I. Inquiry in Hacking of Astrosí Network

    06/16/2015 9:27:27 AM PDT · by gwjack · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | Michael S. Schmidt
    WASHINGTON ó The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, hacked into internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about player personnel. Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases the team had built, according to law enforcement officials. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, the officials said.
  • Fredbird Comes Under Fire For Holding ĎPolice Lives Matterí Sign

    05/26/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies ^ | May 25, 2015 | unknown
    ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis/AP) ó A photo of St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird holding a ďpolice lives matterĒ sign was posted to a police association Facebook page before the team asked that it be taken down. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports sports website Deadspin took aim at the mascot last week after the photo was posted to the St. Louis Police Officers Association Facebook page. Deadspin titled the post: ďYour Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinalsí Mascot.Ē
  • Cardinals Mascot Called "Racist" for Holding "Police Lives Matter" Sign

    05/25/2015 11:00:25 AM PDT · by rightistight · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/25/15 | Aurelius
    On Sunday, May 17, the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals held a sign that read "Police Lives Matter." The person in the mascot outfit said he did not know what was on the sign. For this action, Fredbird has been labelled a "racist." Again, this is a baseball mascot holding a sign saying that police lives matter. The website Deadspin learned of the picture below and ran a story titled, "Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals' Mascot:" The author of the article, Tom Ley, then rambles for several paragraphs in an expletive-filled tirade. ...The image...
  • Five Cardinals Book stolen from participantsí mailboxes at last yearís Synod on Family

    02/25/2015 8:09:33 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | 2/25/15 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I have wanted to write about this for soooooo long now. Kathnet broke this, in German HERE. Remember the Five Cardinals Bookô? Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church helped to turn the tide Ė in a good way Ė during last Octoberís Synod of Bishops... ...It contains essays of five cardinals, of the archbishop secretary of the Vatican congregation for the Oriental Churches, and of three scholars direct at the notions suggested by Walter Card. Kasper in the opening discourse of the consistory in February 2014. It blew the Kasper proposals and arguments...
  • Consistory : Cardinals from the peripheries (Catholic Caucus)

    02/14/2015 2:06:34 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | February 14, 2015
    (Vatican Radio)† Among the 20 new cardinals created by Pope Francis Saturday are men drawn from churches on the peripheries of the ecclesial and geographical world. The director of Vatican Radio English section, Sean Patrick Lovett, takes a closer look at some of the newest members of the College of Cardinals:†Just how far do the peripheries of the Church extend?†For an answer, you could go to Google maps or get out your world atlas. Or you could simply look at the countries from which the 20 new cardinals come, and see for yourself: from Mozambique to Mexico, from Thailand to...
  • Pope picks 15 new cardinals

    01/04/2015 5:35:02 PM PST · by ADSUM · 19 replies
    js online ^ | 1/4/2015
    Pope picks 15 new cardinals reflecting diversity By The Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis named 15 new cardinals Sunday, selecting them from 14 nations including far-flung corners of the world such as Tonga, New Zealand, Cape Verde and Myanmar to reflect the diversity of the church and its growth in places like Asia and Africa compared to affluent regions. Other cardinals hail from Ethiopia, Thailand and Vietnam. None came from the United States and only three European nations received new cardinals - Portugal and Spain in addition to Italy. Cape Verde, Tonga and Myanmar gained cardinals for...
  • NFL ref uses wrong mic, calls official ĎJungle Boyí

    01/04/2015 1:02:40 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 3, 2015 | AP
    Referee Ed Hochuli referred to replay official Tom Sifferman by his nickname ďJungle Boy,Ē which was heard on the in-stadium microphone during the Cardinals-Panthers NFC wild-card game Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Queering the Church Some More

    12/29/2014 4:41:28 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 10 replies
    Mundabor's Blog ^ | 29 Dec 2014 | Mundabor
    Antonio Socci sounds the alarm concerning the Cardinals being rapidly appointed by Francis. Now, the number of Cardinals who can be elected Pope will be still roughly limited to 120 (a number Francis has to power to modify, but has not done up to now). One could, therefore, not say Francis is being overzealous. On the other hand, he is being certainly attentive to appoint as many Cardinals as he can within the framework set up by his predecessors since Paul VI. There is no doubt in my mind Francis does it in order to subvert the Church and make...
  • Vanity - where are the birds??

    12/16/2014 2:52:17 PM PST · by saminfl · 112 replies
    self | self
    I live in the Florida panhandle. I have a couple of bird feeders in my yard and I keep them filled. For the last few weeks, I haven't had to add any food. It dawned on me that there are no birds in my yard anymore. I used to have many cardinals along with jays, doves, woodpeckers and all the little ones I am not smart enough to identify. I thought it was just me, but I had dinner with two of my neighbors the other night and they brought up the subject asking where the birds have gone. Have...
  • Cardinals' Oscar Taveras killed in car accident in Dominican Republic

    10/26/2014 6:15:25 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/26/14 | Mike Axisa
    Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend were killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, agent Brian Mejia has confirmed to Jon Heyman of Taveras was 22. GM John Mozeliak expressed his condolences to the family according to USA Today, but said the team was awaiting more details before making a formal announcement. MLB announced the news on Twitter. Taveras made his MLB debut with St. Louis this season and hit .239 in 80 games. Taveras hit a game-tying pinch-hit solo home run in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the NLCS against the Giants two...
  • Cardinals slugger Oscar Taveras killed in auto crash in Dominican

    10/26/2014 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    The St. Louis Cardinals hoped slugger Oscar Taveras would become a star in Major League Baseball. Instead, at age 22, his light has gone out forever. Taveras died after a car wreck in his native Dominican Republic, a report confirmed Sunday night by Yahoo Sports' reporter Jeff Passan.
  • African Cardinal: Pressure Groups Lobbying to Change Church Teaching

    10/17/2014 9:44:02 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3 replies ^ | October 17, 2014 | CNA/EWTN NEWS
    VATICAN CITY ó Inaccurate media reports about Church teaching on homosexuality published after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Familyís midterm relatio was released are an attempt to pressure the Church to change its perennial teaching, a cardinal who is also a synod father has said. Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, emphasized to CNA Oct. 16 that ďwhat has been published by the media about homosexual unions is an attempt to push the Church [to change] her doctrine.Ē ďThe Church has never judged homosexual persons, but homosexual behavior and homosexual unions are grave deviations...
  • Cardinals Fans Get Ugly In Clash With Ferguson Protesters

    10/07/2014 9:26:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Kinja's Deadspin ^ | October 6, 2014 | Tom Ley
    This guy right here, the one with "I am Darren Wilson" taped onto the back of his Cardinals jerseyóan homage to the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed teenager named Mike Brown to death in Augustówas at the Cardinals game last night. He, along with many other Cardinals fans, clashed with a small group of protesters who want to see Wilson prosecuted. The guy in the Darren Wilson jersey wasn't even the worst part. Here is a video of some of the protest from last night, via Argus Streaming News. It's rather long, so I'll point out some...
  • Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal

    09/19/2014 6:29:50 AM PDT · by fatima · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of New York Cardinal Dolan's Column ^ | September 17, 2014 | Cardinal Dolan
    September 17, 2014 Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal I havenít been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musialómy boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinalsówas a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now Iím getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept the honor of Grand Marshal of this yearís St. Patrickís Day Parade. According to the critics, I should have refused, due to the Parade Committeeís decision to allow a group of self-identified Gays...
  • Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife after she refused sex, police say (NFL)

    09/18/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 80 replies ^ | Sept 18, 2014 | Unknown
    Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her in the face the next day, police said Thursday.
  • Darnell Dockett deletes tweet about divorce, not blaming O.J. Simpson

    06/23/2014 5:13:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies ^ | June 22, 2014 | Ryan Wilson
    Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett isn't afraid to speak his mind, and it usually takes place on Twitter. Often, it's funny, other times it's just weird (and ultimately not true). But on Saturday, Dockett probably would've been better off saying nothing at all.
  • Panelists at The Francis Factor: Popeís celebrity should turn eyes to Jesus

    03/19/2014 11:33:55 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 3 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 3/19/14 | Maria Wiering
    ďLike Pope Francis? Youíll love Jesus.Ē It was a well-circulated Washington Post headline in December, but it could have been the tagline for the March 18 Francis Factor event held at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. As a cardinal, archbishop and four Catholic expert panelists shared insights from Pope Francisí first year, they repeatedly shifted the attention away from the pope and onto the Son of God. Pope Francis would have done no less. ďThe pope is a true companion of Jesus,Ē said Cardinal SeŠn P. OíMalley, a Capuchin Franciscan and archbishop of Boston, in the eveningís keynote address. Speaking...
  • Pope Names 19 New Cardinals, Focusing on the Poor

    01/12/2014 3:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2014 | Frances D'Emilio
    Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals Sunday, choosing 19 men from around the world, including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, in line with his belief the church must pay more attention to the poor. But advocates for victims of sex abuse by Catholic clergy said they felt let down that Francis didn't unequivocally embrace their calls that prelates who hadn't made a clean break with past practices of covering up pedophile behavior never be promoted. Francis read out the 19 names to a crowd of tens of thousands in St. Peter's Square....
  • [catholic-hierarchy] Consistory to Create New Cardinals, 2014 (now with Names!) [Catholic Caucus]

    01/12/2014 5:31:19 AM PST · by sitetest · 17 replies
    E-mail from David Chaney's Catholic Hierarchy e-mail list | January 12, 2014 | David Chaney
    Howdy, The consistory had been announced on 31 Oct 2013 to be held on 22 Feb 2014. This will be the first consistory to create new cardinals by Pope Francis. The following will be added to the College of Cardinals at that time: 16 Cardinal Electors: * Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State; Age: 59.1 * Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops; Age: 73.4 * Gerhard Ludwig MŁller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Age: 66.1 * Beniamino Stella, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy; Age: 72.5 * Vincent Gerard Nichols, Archbishop of...
  • Lackey, Victorino lead Red Sox to World Series title

    10/30/2013 8:41:17 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30.2103 | Fox News
  • Where's Craig Kimbrel? Not in the game (Oct. Baseball Live Thread)

    10/08/2013 10:04:36 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 1,446 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 8, 2013 | David Schoenfield
    Craig Kimbrel is supposedly the heir to Mariano Rivera. In his postseason career as closer, Rivera recorded 27 appearances of 2+ innings. Uribe bunted two balls foul, ... and then tomahawked a high fastball from David Carpenter into left-field stands for a shocking two-run homer .... Note that I wrote "David Carpenter" and not "Craig Kimbrel." The Braves had to win this game. Lose, and they go home. Somehow they lost -- in the late innings, no less -- without using the most dominant relief pitcher in the game. The sad thing is, Gonzalez apparently didn't even think of using...
  • (Vanity)Congrats Red Sox! Good Luck!

    10/19/2013 9:02:24 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 40 replies
    10/19/2013 | wheresmyusa
    Congrats to Boston!! See you in the World Series! (Go Cards) ;)
  • (Vanity)Go Cardinals! =D

    10/18/2013 8:49:12 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 44 replies
    10/18/2013 | wheresmyusa
    Congrats to the RedBirds, and a shout out to Cardinal Nation!
  • Pope Francis contemplates appointing a female cardinal

    09/27/2013 2:17:01 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 150 replies
    el paŪs ^ | 9-23-2013 | Juan Arias
    Itís not a joke. Itís something that Pope Francis has thought about before: naming a woman cardinal. Those who know the pope, both before and after he took over from Ratzinger, say that the first Jesuit pontiff is not only surprising people with his comments, but also with his actions. And this has been happening throughout his first six months in the role.Those who think that Francis Ė who has all the simplicity of a parish priest Ė is a naÔve man are wrong. This pope isnít an ordinary pope. He has come to St. Peterís with concrete plans for...
  • Ten reasons Cardinals are returning to postseason

    09/24/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies ^ | 23 September 2013 | Jenifer Langosch
    ST. LOUIS -- The silver lining on the Cardinals' defeat in the 2012 National League Championship Series was that a team that had just fallen one win short of the World Series would return almost all of its key players. This appeared to be a club set up for long-term success.A mostly quiet offseason followed, before injuries foiled many of those seemingly well-laid plans.Starter Chris Carpenter went down first, halting his throwing program in early February due to recurring symptoms from thoracic outlet syndrome. Shortstop Rafael Furcal was lost to a season-ending elbow injury weeks later. Closer Jason Motte would...
  • Cardinals cheerleader also Iraq vet

    07/31/2013 3:16:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 7/31/13
    For one Arizona Cardinals cheerleader, hearing the national anthem and seeing the American flag before games have a special meaning. It wasnít easy for Megan Welter to go from Iraq veteran to NFL cheerleader, but the journey, she said, was worth it. ďOur country has given us so many freedoms,Ē Welter told ABC15. ďTo be a part of fighting for that and maintaining that means a lot. It gives me goosebumps.Ē After graduating in 2007, Welter put her dance career on hold to ďto take a job that was going to be meaningful, so I decided to join the Army."
  • Cardinals GM Orders Cross Honoring Musial To Be Removed From Mound

    07/08/2013 10:44:34 AM PDT · by Defiant · 31 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | July 8, 2013 | none
    The St. Louis Cardinals general manager ordered a cross carved into the pitcherís mound to be removed following a fan complaining about the religious symbol to local newspapers. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak asked the grounds crew to remove the cross and not to put the religious symbol on the mound again after learning of the practice from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ďItís not just club policy to be putting religious symbols on the playing field or throughout the ballpark,Ē Mozeliak told the Post-Dispatch. ďI didnít ask for the reason behind it. I just asked for it to stop.Ē
  • Pope To cardinals: Don't Give In To Devil's "Bitterness" And "Pessimism"

    03/15/2013 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ian Johnston
    Pope Francis urged an audience of cardinals Friday never to give in to the ďbitternessĒ that ďthe devil places before us every dayĒ and also paid tribute to his predecessor Benedict. During a meeting in the Sistine Chapel, Francis stumbled on the steps to his throne but managed not to fall and quickly smiled.
  • Rome Conclave: Cardinals Set To Elect New Pope

    03/12/2013 5:18:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | March 12, 2013 | BBC News Europe
    Cardinals gathered in Rome to elect the new Pope will begin voting later, with no clear frontrunner to take over as head of the Roman Catholic Church. The 115 cardinal-electors have attended a special Mass in St Peter's Basilica.
  • Geography of the conclave: Who picks the pope, in one map

    03/11/2013 7:30:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/11/2013 | Caitlin Dewey
    <p>Tuesdayís papal conclave has some people speculating that the next pope could, for the first time, hail from a continent that isnít Europe.</p> <p>There are a number of ways to guess (or not guess) those odds, as Bernhard Warner outlined in a great explainer for Businessweek last week. But one sure influence on the next pope is the rising number of Catholics in Latin America, Africa and Asia: According to Pew, nearly 4 in 10 Catholics live in Latin America and the Caribbean, while only 25 percent live in Europe.</p>
  • Cardinals Pray Before Conclave To Choose New Pope

    03/11/2013 3:52:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | March 11, 2013 | Philip Pullella And Crispian Balmer
    (Reuters) - Roman Catholic Cardinals prayed on Sunday for spiritual guidance ahead of a closed-door conclave to choose a new pope to lead the Church at one of the most difficult periods in its history. Cardinals will hold a final pre-conclave meeting on Monday to discuss the state of their Church, left reeling by the abdication last month of Pope Benedict and struggling to deal with a string of sexual abuse and corruption scandals.
  • Are Cardinals Electing The Last Pope? If You Believe Nostradamus...

    03/10/2013 3:17:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    NBCNews ^ | March 10, 2013 | Carol Grisanti
    Are Cardinals Electing The Last Pope? If You Believe Nostradamus... By Carol Grisanti, Producer, NBC News ROMEó (snip) According to an ancient prediction, this next pope will be the last. That theory dates back more than 900 years to when Malachy OíMorgair, the 12th century Archbishop of Ireland, had a vision. Legend has it that St. Malachy, as he is now known, had a strange dream while on a visit to Rome. He ďsawĒ all the names of the future popes Ė complete with identifying characteristics Ė who would rule the church until the end of time. In his book,...
  • What have the cardinals been doing? One of them explains.

    03/09/2013 6:37:32 AM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | March 7, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From New York’s blogging cardinal archbishop, Timothy Dolan: Every day we each begin with the most effective prayer of all, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In our sessions we pray from the Divine Office, begin each meeting with the ancient prayer to the third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, the Veni Sancte Spiritus, and we break at lunch with the beautiful words of the Angelus. Wednesday, we cardinals made a Holy Hour of adoration before Jesus, really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, at the Altar of the Chair in Saint Peter’s Basilica.We’re praying a lot; and,...
  • Who woulda thunk it? The Americans are folk heroes (Cardinals in Rome)

    03/08/2013 2:26:26 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 1 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 3/8/13 | John Allen Jr.
    ROME Journalism 101 teaches you to put your articleís bold claim at top, so people will pay attention, and then qualify it to death later if you must. So, hereís my bold claim: Against all odds, the American cardinals are emerging as the anti-establishment insurgents of the 2013 conclave.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Cardinals select Tuesday, March 12 for conclave

    03/08/2013 9:14:27 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    EWTN News ^ | March 8, 2013 | David Uebbing
    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. ďThe eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013,Ē 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 ďin the afternoon the cardinals will...
  • College of Cardinals imposes media silence after breach

    03/06/2013 2:28:58 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | March 6, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    A screenshot of the cardinals' March 4, 2013 general congregation in the Vatican's New Synod Hall. Credit: CNA. Vatican City, Mar 6, 2013 / 07:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The College of Cardinals has decided that its members will no longer speak to journalists after several cardinals gave too much information to Italian press. ‚ÄúConcern was expressed in the general congregation about leaks of confidential proceedings reported in Italian newspapers,‚ÄĚ said Sister Mary Ann Walsh, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops‚Äô media director. ‚ÄúAs a precaution, the cardinals have agreed not to do interviews,‚ÄĚ she added in her March 6...
  • Three candidates for Pope who are on few people's lists

    03/03/2013 3:43:11 PM PST · by NYer · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 1, 2013 | Steve Jalsevac
    I realize this is a dangerous article:  recommending three cardinals who might be the best selections to replace Pope Benedict XVI. It's called throwing the dice in some circles. Really, how can anyone know who the cardinals will elect? And even then, do any of us know enough about all of them to make a good judgment on who the Holy Spirit might choose for that heavy cross -- err, role? But still, I’d like to have a go at it just to know I tried, and if one of these are indeed picked, it would be rather exciting. These...
  • Pope watchers keeping tabs on Vatican 'backroom boys'

    03/05/2013 4:26:10 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    CBC News ^ | Mar 4, 2013 | David Perlich
    Some arrived by sleek sedan, some by simple taxi, while others casually strolled in on foot. As the cardinals entered Vatican City this morning, a few stopped to chat to reporters, but most quickly disappeared through the imposing gates. Today begins the General Congregation, the first collective meeting of cardinals since Pope Benedict XVI resigned. Among the scarlet-clad men gathering in the Vatican are the so-called Grand Electors. When it comes to electing a new Pope, they are the Vaticanís version of backroom boys.