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  • Five Cardinals Book stolen from participants’ mailboxes at last year’s 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 Book™? Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church helped to turn the tide – in a good way – during last October’s 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 ‘Jungle Boy’

    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 “Jungle Boy,” 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 CBSSports.com. 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
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | CNA/EWTN NEWS
    VATICAN CITY — Inaccurate media reports about Church teaching on homosexuality published after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family’s 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 “what has been published by the media about homosexual unions is an attempt to push the Church [to change] her doctrine.” “The 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 jersey—an homage to the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed teenager named Mike Brown to death in August—was 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 haven’t 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 Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinals—was a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now I’m getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept the honor of Grand Marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. According to the critics, I should have refused, due to the Parade Committee’s 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
    cbsnews.com ^ | 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
    CBSSports.com ^ | 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: Pope’s 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
    “Like Pope Francis? You’ll love Jesus.” 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 Francis’ first year, they repeatedly shifted the attention away from the pope and onto the Son of God. Pope Francis would have done no less. “The pope is a true companion of Jesus,” said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, a Capuchin Franciscan and archbishop of Boston, in the evening’s 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 Müller, 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 país ^ | 9-23-2013 | Juan Arias
    It’s not a joke. It’s 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 – who has all the simplicity of a parish priest – is a naďve man are wrong. This pope isn’t an ordinary pope. He has come to St. Peter’s with concrete plans for...
  • Ten reasons Cardinals are returning to postseason

    09/24/2013 6:35:12 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 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 wasn’t easy for Megan Welter to go from Iraq veteran to NFL cheerleader, but the journey, she said, was worth it. “Our country has given us so many freedoms,” Welter told ABC15. “To be a part of fighting for that and maintaining that means a lot. It gives me goosebumps.” After graduating in 2007, Welter put her dance career on hold to “to 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 pitcher’s 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. “It’s not just club policy to be putting religious symbols on the playing field or throughout the ballpark,” Mozeliak told the Post-Dispatch. “I didn’t ask for the reason behind it. I just asked for it to stop.”
  • 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
    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/ ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ian Johnston
    Pope Francis urged an audience of cardinals Friday never to give in to the “bitterness” that “the devil places before us every day” 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
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ ^ | 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>Tuesday’s papal conclave has some people speculating that the next pope could, for the first time, hail from a continent that isn’t 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
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | 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 ROME— (snip) According to an ancient prediction, this next pope will be the last. That theory dates back more than 900 years to when Malachy O’Morgair, 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 “saw” all the names of the future popes – complete with identifying characteristics – 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 article’s bold claim at top, so people will pay attention, and then qualify it to death later if you must. So, here’s 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. “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...
  • 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. “Concern was expressed in the general congregation about leaks of confidential proceedings reported in Italian newspapers,” said Sister Mary Ann Walsh, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ media director. “As a precaution, the cardinals have agreed not to do interviews,” 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 Vatican’s version of backroom boys.
  • When Will the Conclave Start? Pope Benedict's Final Legislative Act

    03/05/2013 6:08:29 AM PST · by Weiss White · 4 replies
    Canon Law Made Easy ^ | March 5, 2013 | Cathy Caridi, J.C.L.
    Q: I read the article “Canon Law and the Upcoming Conclave” and it was really helpful, but I have another question now. The 15-day rule has now been revised by Pope Benedict, correct? If so, has he given a specific time/number of days before a conclave can begin, or no? –Samantha A: Samantha’s right. Several days before Pope Benedict’s resignation took effect, he issued a moto proprio document that amended a number of elements of the already existing law on conclave procedure.
  • Vatican Diary / The "who's who" of the new pope's electors (broken down by continent)

    03/05/2013 4:47:20 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Chiesa ^ | March 5, 2013 | Sandro Magister
    VATICAN CITY, March 5, 2013 – Subtracting the two who have declined to take part in the conclave, the Scottish Keith Michael Patrick O'Brian and the Indonesian Jesuit Julius Darmaatmadja, the cardinals who will enter the Sistine Chapel to elect the successor of Benedict XVI at the moment number 115. Below they are listed by continent and by nation, with the place of activity of each one, the abbreviation of any religious order of membership, the date of birth and the indication of the pope who conferred the scarlet on them, John Paul II (JP-II) or Benedict XVI (B-XVI)....
  • Cardinals Begin Pre-Conclave Meetings Amid Scandal

    03/04/2013 7:59:08 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    http://apnews.myway.com/ ^ | March 4, 2013 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Cardinals from around the world gathered Monday inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of the Vatican and the continued reverberations of Benedict XVI's decision to retire. The Vatican said 103 of the 115 electors had arrived, while the other dozen are en route. The dean of the College of Cardinals has said a date for the conclave won't be set until all cardinals have arrived.
  • Interregnum Terms and Expressions, Q and A Format (Nuts & Bolts-current situation) [Catholic Caucus]

    02/28/2013 7:26:51 PM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | not given | EWTN staff
    Interregnum Terms and Expressions- Question and Answer FormatInterregnum, In General College of Cardinals The Conclave The Papacy Holy See & Vatican
  • New York Times: Now Gathering in Rome, a Conclave of Fallible Cardinals

    02/28/2013 9:12:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/28/2013 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    The sudden resignation of the most senior Roman Catholic cardinal in Britain, who stepped aside on Monday in the face of accusations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward priests years ago, showed that the taint of scandal could force a cardinal from participating in the selection of a new pope. His exit came as at least a dozen other cardinals tarnished with accusations that they had failed to remove priests accused of sexually abusing minors were among those gathering in Rome to prepare for the conclave to select a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. There was no sign that...
  • Benedict XVI’s new Motu Proprio about the Conclave (date regulations officially changed)

    02/25/2013 1:44:20 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | February 24, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The Holy Father – Pope Benedict XVI now gloriously reigning – released a Motu Proprio (in Latin) by which he empowers the Cardinal Electors to move forward the day of the beginning of the conclave.The canonist Ed Peters has looked at the Motu Proprio Normas nunnullas. My emphases: In the wake of Benedict XVI’s startling resignation, a problem arose: the 17-day delay between the announcement and effective date of the resignation, followed by a minimum 15-day delay before the conclave could legally begin (per UDG 37), meant that the Church was to be, de facto, leaderless for over a month,...
  • Conclave to silence at least nine tweeting cardinals

    02/16/2013 7:00:19 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    The Catholic Sun ^ | February 15, 2013 | Cindy Wooden
    Matt Lauer and New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan appear on NBC’s “Today” show in New York in this handout photo taken Feb. 11. The cardinal talked about Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement earlier that morning that he will resign as pope at the end of the month. The 85-year-old pontiff said he no longer has the energy to exercise his ministry over the universal church. (CNS photo/Peter Kramer, NBC via Reuters) VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Parrots may squawk in the Vatican Gardens during a conclave, but the cardinals are not allowed to tweet.For most of the 117 red-vested princes of...
  • An Ever-Changing College... Ever More, Benedict's Supermajority (Surprising Stats!)

    11/27/2012 1:01:19 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | November 26, 2012 | Rocco Palmo
    Much as last weekend's events highlighted the reality in the elevation of the two youngest members – by far – of the Pope's Senate (and, in time, the electorate that'll choose his successor), a 2010 analysis long ago set the stakes for what's now upon us.... Already, in the red hats he doled out in March 2006 and November 2007, the pontiff has named thirty -- that is, at least a quarter of his successor’s eventual electorate -- so restoring the “papal senate” to its voting maximum would give Papa Ratzinger 42% of “his” cardinals in the electoral college, the...

    11/24/2012 6:10:45 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    Vatican News Agency ^ | November 24, 2012
    Vatican City, (VIS) - In St. Peter's Basilica at 11 a.m. today, Benedict XVI celebrated an ordinary public consistory for the creation of six new cardinals: James Michael Harvey, Bechara Boutros Rai O.M.M., Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Ruben Salazar Gomez and Luis Antonio G. Tagle. Following the new appointments the College of Cardinals will be composed of 211 members of whom 120, being under the age of eighty, are eligible to vote in a conclave for the election of a new Pope. After the opening prayer and the proclamation of the Gospel, the Holy Father pronounced his...
  • Pope announces Consistory for creation of cardinals (brings total to 100)

    10/24/2012 1:05:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | October 24, 2012
    (Vatican Radio) – Pope Benedict XVI has announced a consistory for the creation of six new Cardinals. To the joy of pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the weekly audience with the Holy Father, he made his announcement at the end of his catechesis. Emer McCarthy reports: The new cardinals come from three continents: America, Africa and Asia, and they are:Archbishop James Michael Harvey, Prefect of the Pontifical House, who will be appointed Archpriest of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, His Beatitude Bechara Boutros Raď, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon), His Beatitude Baselios...
  • 7 reasons Cards are superior to Giants

    10/14/2012 10:59:24 AM PDT · by TankerKC · 13 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | October 13, 2012 | Joe Holleman
    Come Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals will be out west to take on the San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series. It's an interesting match-up, pitting the last two world champions against each other. On its face, this would seem to imply that both team are even. Not so fast, Fred Merkle Breath. The Cardinals clearly have the edge over their upcoming competitors. And if I may, allow me to explain with these seven reasons. Reason No. 7: Venues
  • Shooting outside University of Phoenix stadium

    08/17/2012 10:16:41 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 17 replies
    Phoenix TV station KSAZ ^ | August 17, 2012 | Fox 10 Phoenix
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Glendale Police responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot of University of Phoenix stadium Friday night, while the Cardinals were playing the Raiders in their first preseason game. We're hearing a man in his 30s was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. He's currently in stable condition. A suspect has apparently been taken into custody. No other information was made available. Stay with myfoxphoenix.com for updates on this developing story.
  • A Memorial Day Surprise at Busch Stadium

    05/26/2012 1:07:42 PM PDT · by thurmant · 8 replies
    FixMLB.org ^ | 5/26/12 | Todd Thurman
    Shelby Fetsch was supposed to throw out the first pitch at Busch Stadium last night. She was filling in for her boyfriend, Army SPC William Johanson-Kubin, who was supposed to be stationed overseas. He played the part of the catcher disguising his face with the catcher’s mask. After she threw the pitch, she was in for the suprise of her life.
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CONSISTORY, 03-24-12

    03/24/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 03-24-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):CONSISTORY An ecclesiastical court, especially an assembly of cardinals for purposes of deliberation, presided over by the Pope. A papal consistory is secret if only cardinals are present, semi-public if bishops also participate, and public if other prelates are called to the meeting. (Etym. Latin consistere, to stand together.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Cards Snubbed By Obama? No Traditional White House Call Following Game 7 Win

    11/04/2011 5:38:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 53 replies
    CBS (St. Louis) ^ | 11/4/11 | Charlie Brennan, Brett Blume
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Was President Barack Obama too busy watching the “Operation Repo” marathon or something else last Friday night? When KMOX host Charlie Brennan asked now-retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa how the traditional call of congratulations from the White House went, La Russa suddenly realized that…it never happened. “That’s a good point, I hadn’t really even thought about that,” replied a surprised-sounding La Russa, who can be forgiven for having a few other things on his mind over the past week. “As we were getting into the World Series we had a call from the...