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  • Cardinal Elector Profiles - Juan Sandoval to Edmund Szoka

    04/16/2005 4:51:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 398+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 15, 2005
    Juan Sandoval to Edmund Szoka VATICAN CITY, APRIL 15, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is another installment of biographical sketches of the cardinals who are eligible to have a role in electing the next pope. This list omits Cardinals Jaime Sin and Adolfo Suárez Rivera, who will not participate in the conclave for health reasons. * * * Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, 72 Archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico Juan Sandoval Íñiguez was born on March 28, 1933, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, to a family of 12. He entered the seminary in Guadalajara in 1945. He was sent to Rome in 1952 to...
  • Italians Feel They Need the Next Papacy as Theirs

    04/16/2005 3:45:05 AM PDT · by infocats · 50 replies · 1,005+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 16, 2005 | Jason Horowitz
    VATICAN CITY, April 15 - For 455 years, the papacy passed uninterrupted from one Italian to another until the election of the Polish pope, John Paul II. Now, after 26 years, many Italians think it is time to get back in office - for fear that changes in the Roman Catholic Church may close the door on them for good. As 115 cardinals from 52 countries prepare to enter a conclave on Monday to select the next pope, some Vatican historians believe that the election of another foreigner will conclude a historic shift of power away from Italy. According to...
  • Lots of Journalists, Little News - Cardinals' Silence Leaves Media Frustrated

    04/16/2005 4:06:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies · 854+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 15, 2005
    ROME, APRIL 15, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The 6,000 journalists, photographers and television cameramen who arrived in Rome to follow John Paul II's funeral and the start of the conclave, are all looking for the same thing: news. The enormous interest the world has to know how the cardinals are preparing for the election of the new pope is running up against the tight control of information on the part of the Vatican. Correspondents and special envoys walk up and down the two halls of the Vatican press office and around St. Peter's Square looking for something, anything. The cardinals are obliged...
  • What a Catholic Should Expect From the Conclave

    04/16/2005 3:45:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 362+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 15, 2005
    Interview With Belgian Bishop André-Mutien Léonard BRUSSELS, Belgium, APRIL 15, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The legacy of John Paul II is not something to look back upon, but to use as a guide and inspiration for the future, says the bishop of Namur, Belgium. Bishop André-Mutien Léonard, philosophy professor the Catholic University of Leuven and member of the International Theological Commission, reflects in this interview with ZENIT on the person of John Paul II, and what expectations Catholics should have now with respect to the conclave. The bishop has dedicated most of his ministry to young people, and in 1999, he was...
  • Vatican staff pledge silence (in preparation for Conclave)

    04/15/2005 4:19:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 447+ views
    The Weekend Australian ^ | April 16, 2005
    VATICAN staff and clergy involved in the secret election of the next pope swore an oath today not to divulge any information on the proceedings. They swore and signed the oath in the Vatican's Hall of Benedictions in front of Cardinal Eduardo Martinez Somalo, who is in charge of the Church during the papal interregnum, and two other clerics. Under conclave rules established by the late Pope John Paul II in 1996, all clergy and lay people involved in auxiliary capacities during the conclave must sign the oath. They include doctors and nurses, technicians, kitchen and cleaning staff, confessors and...
  • African Catholic Church Growing Rapidly

    04/15/2005 8:39:38 AM PDT · by spetznaz · 27 replies · 2,489+ views
    Yahoo ^ | April 15, 2005 | TERRY LEONARD
    SOWETO, South Africa - Mass is so crowded at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church that the parishioners spill out into the courtyard, where they huddle close to the doors to hear and be heard. Worship here is participatory and joyous, not a staid moral duty performed amid pomp and ritual beneath the stained glass of one of Europe's cavernous and magnificent cathedrals. The Catholic Church seems young, active and relevant, growing at a rate so explosive — with nearly 140 million Roman Catholics in Africa — that it's a vital part of today's Christian expansion. The next pope will inherit...
  • Workers attach chimney pipe to Sistine Chapel as Cardinals prepare for Monday Conclave

    04/15/2005 6:21:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies · 3,796+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | April 15, 2005 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) _ Workers scaled the roof of the Sistine Chapel on Friday and attached the chimney pipe that will bellow white smoke to alert the world that a new pope has been elected, as the Vatican made final preparations for next week's conclave. Attached by a safety clip and cable, a worker climbed down the tiled roof and uncapped a small top that had covered the chimney. He replaced it with a tall, thin pipe fed to him by another man in dress pants and a tie who was standing in an opening in the chapel's sloped roof....
  • Cardinal Elector Profiles - Rodolfo Quezada Toruño to Camillo Ruini

    04/15/2005 6:04:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 434+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 14, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 14, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is another installment of biographical sketches of the cardinals who are eligible to have a role in electing the next pope. * * * Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, 73 Archbishop of Guatemala Rodolfo Quezada Toruño was born March 8, 1932, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He was ordained a priest Sept. 21, 1956, and holds a doctorate in canon law. He has served as a parochial vicar and as a university chaplain as well as vice chancellor of the Archdiocese of Guatemala. He was the first rector of the National Major Seminary of the Assumption...
  • Progressives, Moderates, Neocons: Notes Before the Conclave

    04/14/2005 3:29:43 PM PDT · by DBeers · 32 replies · 761+ views
    Chiesa ^ | April 14, 2005 | Sandro Magister
    Progressives, Moderates, Neocons: Notes Before the Conclave On one side, Ratzinger, Ruini, Bergoglio, Scola with their proposal for a new "Papal Revolution." On the other side, the list of their opponents, with Tettamanzi as the man for all seasons ROMA, April 14, 2005 – On Tuesday, April 19, the first full day of the conclave which will elect the new pope, the feast in the calendar of the Roman Church is that of Saint Leo IX. He was pope between 1049 and 1054. He was a standard bearer of the great "Papal Revolution" which, at the beginning of the...
  • In Neb., Heartland of Orthodoxy

    04/14/2005 10:02:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies · 596+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/14/05 | Brian MacQuarrie
    Conservatism rules Lincoln CatholicsLINCOLN, Neb. -- Many liberal Catholics hope the new pope will make changes in the centuries-old teachings of the Roman Catholic Church to fit the modern world, but not the faithful here in one of the most conservative dioceses in the country. ''The church shouldn't adapt to society changing; the church should stay as a rock," said Richard Danek, 51, a real estate appraiser who lives near Lincoln, an hour's drive southwest of Omaha. ''If the church adapts, then at what point do we stop adapting?" ''The Catholic Church is conservative. That's it. Period," said Katie Reese,...
  • Cardinal Elector Profiles - Miguel Obando Bravo to Vinko Puljic

    04/14/2005 5:49:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 396+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 13, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 13, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is another installment of biographical sketches of the cardinals who are eligible to have a role in electing the next pope. * * * Miguel Obando Bravo, 79 Archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua Miguel Obando Bravo was born Feb. 2, 1926, in La Libertad, Nicaragua. After having attended the Salesian College of Granada he obtained a baccalaureate in Latin and Greek. In San Salvador he received a doctorate in mathematics, physics and philosophy. After entering the Salesians he studied theology in Guatemala and thereafter vocational psychology in Colombia, Venezuela and Rome. He was ordained...
  • Cardinals split over choice for new Pope

    04/13/2005 11:50:03 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 56 replies · 2,971+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 14, 2005 | Jonathan Petre
    A battle for the soul of Catholicism was unfolding in the Vatican yesterday as progressive cardinals struggled to head off a conservative victory in next week's conclave.Two main groups have emerged from within the 115 cardinals eligible to vote for the successor to Pope John Paul II when they meet under "lock and key" in the Sistine Chapel on Monday. The first group, referred to by some cardinals as the integristi - the integrators or conservatives - is falling in behind Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Sources say that there is little doubt that the Bavarian-born Cardinal has the early momentum and...
  • NOVENDIALES - Day 6 - Wednesday 13 April. For the Roman Curia.

    04/13/2005 10:25:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 301+ views
    EWTN & Yahoo News ^ | April 13, 2005
    Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.  
  • Ratzinger Ahead in Pope Politicking, Issues Book (Other German Cardinals Against Him)

    04/13/2005 6:58:38 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 118 replies · 2,394+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters ^ | 4/13/2005 | Tom Heneghan
    Ratzinger Ahead in Pope Politicking, Issues Book By Tom Heneghan VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Conservative Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has gained strong support among Roman Catholic cardinals seeking a successor to Pope John Paul but many of them are still undecided, a Church official said on Wednesday. The German theologian, the Vatican's doctrinal watchdog for 23 years, is the frontrunner for now while moderates were considering a symbolic candidacy for Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, the former archbishop of Milan, the official said. But this was only the line-up for the first round of voting, often a formality gauging strengths of different...
  • Cardinal Elector Profiles - Eduardo Martínez Somalo to Attilio Nicora

    04/13/2005 2:30:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 350+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 12, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 11, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is another installment of biographical sketches of the cardinals who are eligible to have a role in electing the next pope. * * * Eduardo Martínez Somalo, 78 Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church Eduardo Martínez Somalo has been one of the closest aides of John Paul II during his ministry as Supreme Pontiff. He was born March 31, 1927, in Baños de Rio Tobia, Spain. He studied in Rome at the Spanish College and at the Gregorian University, obtaining a licentiate in theology and in canon law. Ordained a priest in March...
  • NOVENDIALES - Day 3 - Sunday 10 April. For the Church of Rome.

    04/12/2005 1:35:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 169+ views
    EWTN & Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2005
    Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome, and concelebrated by the clergy of Rome. Italian Cardinal Camillo Ruini presides over a mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.(AFP/Thomas Coex) Priests take part in Sunday Mass at St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City April 10, 2005. Rome's Cardinal Camillo Ruini tried on Sunday to quell mounting speculation about who will succeed Pope John Paul, urging people to contain their curiosity and let God do his work. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama * * * * * PHOTO GALLERY
  • NOVENDIALES - Day 4 - Monday 11 April. For the Chapters of the Patriarchal Basilicas.

    04/12/2005 1:27:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 201+ views
    EWTN & Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2005
    Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, archpriest of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major. U.S. Cardinal Bernard Law (L) gives the host to a young priest during a Mass in the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica April 11, 2005. U.S. victims of child abuse by priests said on Monday the Catholic Church was 'rubbing salt in an open wound' by allowing the cardinal they hold responsible to say a memorial mass for the Pope. Cardinal Bernard Law was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston in 2002 over the abuse scandal. He was blamed for allowing priests known to have sexually abused...
  • NOVENDIALES - Day 5 - Tuesday 12 April. Papal Chapel. (Photos From Today's Mass)

    04/12/2005 12:52:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 384+ views
    EWTN & Yahoo News ^ | April 12, 2005
    Chief Celebrant: Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales, proto-priest of the College of Cardinals. Cardinals attend Mass at the Vatican's St Peter's Basilica April 12, 2005. Roman Catholicism's conclave to elect a new pope will start at 1430 GMT next Monday in the Sistine Chapel following a public morning Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican said on Tuesday. Once the conclave begins, the cardinals will not emerge from the Vatican until a new pope has been elected. They will hold voting sessions in the Sistine Chapel and sleep in the Casa Santa Marta hotel inside the Vatican grounds. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano-Arturo...
  • Cardinal Elector Profiles - Bernard Law to Francesco Marchisano

    04/12/2005 1:04:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 491+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 11, 2005
    VATICAN CITY, APRIL 11, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is another installment of biographical sketches of the cardinals who are eligible to have a role in electing the next pope. * * * Bernard Francis Law, 73 Archpriest of Basilica of St. Mary Major Bernard Francis Law was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Torreon, Mexico, son of a U.S. Air Force colonel. He finished his studies at Harvard University; entered St. Joseph's Seminary at St. Benedict, Los Angeles, and from 1955 to 1961 studied at the Pontifical Josephinum College at Worthington, Ohio. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Natchez-Jackson...
  • More Liberal Pope Unlikely

    04/11/2005 6:01:14 AM PDT · by murphE · 31 replies · 558+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | April 10, 2005
    The majority of America's Roman Catholics tell pollsters they want a greater voice for the laity in the church, that priests should be allowed to marry and that there should even be women in the clergy. As the world's focus turns to the secretive election of the pope beginning April 18, those U.S. Catholics might want to prepare themselves for some disappointment.