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  • 'The Church needs your courage,' Pope tells new cardinals (Pope Benedict in attendance)

    02/22/2014 10:58:40 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    cna ^ | February 23, 2014 | Kerri Lenartowick
    Pope Francis embraces a new cardinal at the Feb. 22 consistory, February 22, 2014. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA. Vatican City, Feb 22, 2014 / 05:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During the Saturday morning consistory at which Pope Francis created 19 new Cardinals, he urged the prelates gathered in St. Peter’s Basilica to serve the Church fearlessly. “The Church needs your courage, to proclaim the Gospel at all times, both in season and out of season, and to bear witness to the truth,” emphasized the Pope on Feb. 22. St. Peter’s Basilica was filled with nearly 200 members of the College of Cardinals...
  • Consistory: Cardinal Kasper addresses the Cardinals

    02/20/2014 4:47:57 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2-20-14
    (VIS/Vatican Radio) The director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., gave a briefing for journalists at midday Thursday on the progress of the extraordinary consistory for the family which opened this morning in the New Synod Hall and in which around 150 cardinals participated. After the Pope's address, the cardinals sent an affectionate greeting to Archbishop Loris Capovilla, one of the new cardinals to be created by the Holy Father in next Saturday's consistory, who for reasons of age and health was not able to travel to Rome, but who is present in the spirit of...
  • [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 Mller, 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...
  • 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 Ra, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon), His Beatitude Baselios...
  • Dolan: 'missio ad gentes' and New Evangelization (delivered to pope and cardinals)

    02/17/2012 7:05:25 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | February 17, 2012
    Below is the full text of the introduction on the New Evangelization given on Friday by Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan (Archbishop of New York) during the Day of Prayer and Reflection of the College of Cardinals the day before the Consitory creating 22 new Cardinals.The Announcement of the Gospel Today, Between missio ad gentes and the New EvangelizationHoly Father, Cardinal Sodano, my brothers in Christ:Sia lodato Gesu Cristo! It is as old as the final mandate of Jesus, “Go, teach all nations!,” yet as fresh as God’s Holy Word proclaimed at our own Mass this morning. I speak of the sacred...
  • Between mission and the New Evangelization (with link to Vatican booklet for the consistory)

    02/17/2012 2:05:49 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Vatican Today ^ | February 17, 2012
    2012-02-17 LOsservatore Romano The Announcement of the Gospel Today, Between 'missio ad gentes' and the New Evangelization is the theme of the Day of Prayer and Reflection for the College of Cardinals and the new Cardinals on the occasion of the Consistory. This day, called by the Holy Father, began this morning, Friday 17 February, in the New Hall of the Synod of Bishops in the Vatican and will conclude this evening after Vespers. The Day began with a celebration of the Terce which was followed by a welcome speech by the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo...
  • Rome notebook: Dolan's the rock star of this consistory

    02/17/2012 11:31:11 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    NCR ^ | February 17, 2012 | John L Allen Jr
    ROME -- Theologically all cardinals may be equal, but in terms of celebrity appeal, some are obviously more equal than others. Each consistory, when a pope inducts new members into the churchs most exclusive club, tends to have its own rock star that one new cardinal who is head and shoulders above everyone else on the buzz meter.In February 2001, when John Paul II created a whopping 42 new cardinals, that rock star was Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras, a handsome, young polyglot who seemed the new face of the church in Latin America. In March 2006, Benedicts first...
  • For the New Evangelization, Benedict Picks His "Star" -- Cardinal designate Dolan

    02/17/2012 6:28:42 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 1+ views
    WITL ^ | February 16, 2012 | Rocco Palmo
    Seeing the shot above, one can almost hear that now-famous Midwestern voice saying, "Allright, everybody...." For Timothy Michael Dolan, this weekend caps a meteoric rise of the kind only he could make look natural. To use just one example, before the 62 year-old prelate, never have the terms "Archbishop of New York" and "President of the American Bishops" been able to exist in the same sentence, unless historians were discussing the dual legitimacy which Francis Spellman lusted, and even John O'Connor earnestly sought, yet neither would ever know. Of course, not even two years after his appointment to the...
  • What the heck is a cardinal, anyway?

    01/12/2012 6:54:51 AM PST · by DogwoodSouth · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Southern Fried Catholicism ^ | 12/12/2012 | Brad Noel
    Apart from the newly-crowned national football champions (Go SEC!), there's been another tide of crimson on the horizon in the news: Earlier this week, Pope Benedict announced a consistory in which he will raise 22 prelates to the Sacred College of Cardinals. Among the newly named cardinals are two Americans: Timothy Dolan, the current archbishop of New York and Archbishop Edwin OBrien, the former archbishop of Baltimore and the current Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. I was gonna post that news and leave it at that. But it occurred to me that for...
  • Pope approves reformed ceremony for creating cardinals

    01/11/2012 6:22:56 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | January 11, 2012 | David Kerr
    Cardinals attend mass in St. Peter's Basilica for the Epiphany on Jan. 6, 2012 Vatican City, Jan 10, 2012 / 03:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When Pope Benedict XVI creates 22 new cardinals next month, he will use a revised and simplified version of the ceremony to avoid any impression that becoming a cardinal is a sacrament.The creation of new cardinals had to be inserted into a context of prayer, while at the same time avoiding anything that could give rise to the idea of a cardinalatial Sacrament," the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff said Jan. 10....
  • Consistory near: Vatican orders new cardinal's rings (Catholic Caucus)

    12/30/2011 3:06:59 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | December 29, 2011 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    Cardinals Created by the Savi Brothers, the Vatican's trusted goldsmiths. On 18 February the Pope will appoint 15 new cardinals Andrea TornielliVatican City In February - in all likelihood the 18th and 19th of February - the fourth consistory for the creation of new cardinals in Benedict XVI's pontificate will take place. Vatican Insider has written many times of the lists of possible new cardinals: the now-imminent decision is confirmed by the purchasing of the new cardinal's rings. It is tradition, in fact, for the reigning Pontiff to give a ring to the new senators of the Church. Up until...
  • Pope puts stamp on church future with new cardinals (2 Americans elevated)

    11/20/2010 5:49:36 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 20, 2010 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict installed 24 new Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world on Saturday in his latest batch of appointments that could include his successor as leader of the 1.2 billion member church. As their national delegations cheered, the men were elevated to their new rank as top advisers to the pope at a solemn ceremony in St Peter's Basilica known as a consistory. Each of the 24 men swore their loyalty to him, to future popes and to the church, even if it meant giving their lives. Twenty of the new cardinals are under 80...
  • A primer on the upcoming consistory - Thomas Reese on the Consistory

    11/15/2010 1:14:03 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies
    America Magazine ^ | November 15, 2010 | JAMES MARTIN, S.J.
    Thomas J. Reese, S.J., senior fellow at the Woodstock Center in Georgetown, Md., former editor in chief of America, and author of Inside the Vatican sent us along this helpful primer--designed for the media but informative for everyone--for the upcoming consistory.  Here's Tom's typically thorough take: There are two kinds of consistories. Ordinary consistories are normally for certain solemn ceremonies such as canonizations, the conferral of the pallium to archbishops, or the creation of new cardinals. For an extraordinary consistory, the pope calls all the College of Cardinals to Rome to advise him on issues facing the church. The discussions in extraordinary consistories...
  • Pope announces names of 24 new cardinals for a November consistory

    10/20/2010 1:41:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | October 20, 2010
    Pope Benedict XVI Vatican City, Oct 20, 2010 / 10:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI named two dozen new cardinals, including two from the United States: Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, a top Vatican official, and Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington. The new cardinals will be installed in a special consistory to be held at the Vatican, Nov. 20. The Pope made his announcement Oct. 20 at the conclusion of his weekly Wednesday general audience. The universality of the church is reflected in the list of new cardinals, he said. More than a dozen countries are represented by...
  • Catholic Caucus: Red Alert, Red Alert [November 20 consistory]

    10/20/2010 5:32:26 AM PDT · by sitetest · 33 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | Rocco Palma
    We have liftoff -- a 20 November consistory to create 24 new cardinals..... Here, the biglietto, in order: * Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; * Antonio Naguib, patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, * Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, * Francesco Monterisi, archpriest of St Paul's Outside the Walls, * Fortunato Baldelli, major penitentiary of the Roman church, * Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, * Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity * Paolo Sardi, pro-Patron of the Order of...
  • Consistory may be on the horizon, Vatican experts predict

    01/26/2010 10:07:50 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 539+ views
    cna ^ | January 26, 2010
    Vatican City, Jan 26, 2010 / 12:38 pm (CNA).- Citing the high number of cardinals reaching 80 years of age, Vatican experts say the possibility of a consistory taking place soon is becoming evermore likely. By the end of March 2010, there will be no fewer than 12 positions available for the elevation of new cardinals.Cardinals reaching the age of 80 are no longer able to vote in the election of a new Pope, should the occasion arise. Currently there are 182 members of the College of Cardinals, spanning all ages, with 112 eligible to vote in Papal conclaves.The traditional...
  • LOsservatore Romano: Mons. Guido Marini on the position of the Cross for the concistory

    11/25/2007 9:20:59 AM PST · by Frank Sheed · 4 replies · 445+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say? ^ | November 25, 2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    25 November 2007 L’Osservatore Romano: Mons. Guido Marini on the position of the Cross for the concistory CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 9:15 am In L’Osservatore Romano today we read a description of the recent papal ceremonies for the consistory.  The one explaining them is the Master of Pontifical Ceremonies Mons. Guido Marini.My translation and emphasis. Monsignor Guido Marini explains the ceremony In tradition under the sign of collegiality A rich rite of symbolic meanings which express a continuity between the past, present and future.  Thus did Msgr. Guido Marini, Master of the Pontifical Liturgical Ceremonies illustrate...
  • "Usque ad Sanguinis Effusionem"

    11/24/2007 5:39:10 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 161+ views
    WITL ^ | November 24, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    "For you must be willing to conduct yourselves with fortitude, even to the shedding of your blood..." That's the significance of cardinal red, and in the moment immediately before the conferral of the scarlet birette, it is the heart of the traditional exhortation given the college's new intake by the Pope. The ceremony has begun, with more of a flair than most recent consistories have had -- keen evidence that, in the lace-clad Msgr Guido Marini, there's indeed a new MC in town. For the first time in memory, the white-upholstered modern Popechair has been laid aside for a...
  • The Red Hat Pre-Game Show (a look at next week's consistory)

    11/16/2007 4:37:55 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 91+ views
    WITL ^ | November 16, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    November Meeting usually takes on a feeling akin to the Fall Classic. This year, however, something on the horizon gave it more of an air of anticipation. That "something," of course, is next week's consistory -- the first year-end creation of new cardinals since the class of 1994, whose elevations likewise took place over Thanksgiving Weekend. The traditional cycle of festivities in Rome begins on Turkey Day, when the red hats-to-be join the rest of the college for two days of meetings with Pope Benedict... and CNS has a preview: The ceremony to create the cardinals takes only an...
  • RED DAWN: Showtime at San Pietro [New Cardinals Announced]

    10/17/2007 3:38:45 AM PDT · by Hieronymus · 11 replies · 67+ views
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | October 17, 2007 | Rocco Palmo
    The Pope utters the magic words... "Terr un concistoro..." -- "There will be a consistory...." The list as formally announced... in real-time... filling in names.... Sandri FOLEY Lajolo Cordes Comastri Rylko Farina Garcia, Valenzia Brady, Armagh Sistach, Barcelona Vingt-Trois, Paris Bagnasco, Genoa Sahre, Dakar Gracias, Bombay Lopez, Monterey Mexico DINARDO, Galveston-Houston Scherer, Sao Paulo Njue, Nairobi five honoraries/over-80s...
  • Levada takes possession of his titular church in Rome (check out his surprise vestments!)

    03/27/2006 11:06:41 AM PST · by NYer · 17 replies · 1,039+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | March 26, 2006 | Marta Falconi
    Cardinal William Levada took possession of his titular church Sunday in the heart of the Italian capital, where he was greeted by a crowd of cheering faithful and pilgrims - many of them Americans. Levada, who was elevated to cardinal during Friday's consistory, was assigned to the St. Mary in Domnica church where he held a festive two-hour-long Mass. "I'm very delighted of being titular of this basilica, a parish in this historical zone in the city of Rome," he said at the beginning of his homily. "I hope to be able to come here often." St. Mary's in Domnica,...
  • College of Cardinals: an Overview - Dates to the 12th Century

    03/23/2006 7:45:45 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 228+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 23, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, MARCH 23, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Cardinals, those special advisers to and collaborators with the popes, have a long history and varied duties. They oversee the presbyterates of 25 titular and quasi parish churches of Rome, of which seven are regional deaconries and six Palatine deaconries, and seven suburban sees. The Pontifical Yearbook explains that the College of Cardinals was formed in 1150, with a cardinal dean, who is the bishop of Ostia, and the chamberlain, who on the death of a pope is in charge of the administration of the affairs of the Holy See. Since 1059 the cardinals...
  • What the Consistory Consists Of - New Cardinals to Manifest Willingness to Suffer for Church

    03/23/2006 7:29:51 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 192+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | March 23, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, MARCH 23, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The red hat that 15 new cardinals will receive from Benedict XVI on Friday will manifest their willingness to shed their blood for the Church. The Pope will attest to this during the consistory for the elevation of new cardinals, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. local time in St. Peter's Square. According to the new rite introduced in the June 1991 consistory, the ceremony will begin with a liturgical greeting and the Holy Father's reading of the formula of elevation and of the solemn proclamation of the names of the new cardinals. The first of...
  • Cardinals gather for prayers ahead of historic consistory

    03/22/2006 1:28:04 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 304+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 22, 2006
    Leaders of the Roman Catholic Church began gathering in Rome for a day of "prayer and reflection" ahead of the first consistory under Pope Benedict XVI, in which he will elevate 15 cardinals who will help him guide the world's more than one billion Catholics. The day of prayer on Thursday will be a kind of "brainstorming" session to discuss problems facing the Church worldwide, what observers say is an example of Benedict's stated intention to have greater collegiality, or consultation, within the Church. The gathering of top clergy will show the two faces of the Roman Catholic Church in...
  • Boston prelate jokes with reporters about new red cardinal garb

    03/22/2006 10:51:49 AM PST · by NYer · 22 replies · 1,329+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | March 22, 2006
    ROME (CNS) -- Although he said he would continue to wear his brown Capuchin habit most of the time, the archbishop of Boston did go to a tailor for a final fitting of his new red cassock three days before he was set to become a cardinal. Cardinal-designate Sean P. O'Malley told Boston reporters that he told the tailor, "I could always wear it if I was called to be on a hunting expedition with the vice president," Dick Cheney. "It's very red." The cardinal met with his hometown media March 21 at Rome's North American College. He was scheduled...
  • THE CONSISTORY: no greater secret in world than identity of prince of the church named in pectore

    03/08/2006 11:43:36 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 352+ views
    WITL ^ | March 8, 2006 | Rocco Palmo
    Well, we're 16 days from the consistory which will elevate 15 prelates to the College of Cardinals. As the magic date of 24 March draws nearer, I'd like do a little piece here, a little bit there on the College, the various aspects of its role in the life of the church and how it operates. Then again, if you want to make God laugh, you tell him your plans. Nevertheless, I will try. It's been said that there's no greater secret in the world than the identity of a prince of the church named in pectore -- that...
  • A Privileged Sign of the Love of God

    02/22/2006 6:58:38 PM PST · by ELS · 5 replies · 375+ views
    ZENIT News Agency ^ | February 22, 2006 | Benedict XVI
    On Feast of Chair of St. Peter "A Privileged Sign of the Love of God" VATICAN CITY, FEB. 22, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's address at today's general audience, on the feast of the Chair of St. Peter. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! The Latin liturgy celebrates today the feast of the Chair of Peter. It is a very ancient tradition, witnessed in Rome since the end of the fourth century, which renders thanksgiving to God for the mission entrusted to the Apostle Peter and his successors. "Cathedra" literally means the established seat of...
  • Cardinal-designate OMalley: The Agony and the Ecstacy (complaints already surfacing)

    02/22/2006 1:37:04 PM PST · by NYer · 43 replies · 706+ views
    Catholic Outsider ^ | February 22, 2006 | Alejandro Bermudez
    I was waiting for it.The first to complain Archbishop O’Malley’s designation to become a Cardinal is one of the local shark-attorney who has represented alleged sex abuse victims in lawsuits against the Archdiocese: Mitchell Garabedian. “O’Malley hasn’t treated the latest group of plaintiffs with any urgency. Many victims feel O’Malley is being rewarded for a job not very well done.” The drama of the victims is out of the question as well as the Church’s responsibility. But the incredible effort of Archbishop O’Malley to settle in a fast, fair and compassionate manner cannot be ignored. It just happens that for...
  • 25 March: The Bandwagon Grows (Pope plans new Cardinals and Curial Changes)

    02/06/2006 11:58:22 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 455+ views
    WITL ^ | February 6, 2006 | Rocco Palmo
    The other night, I advised everyone to put as much stock in Saturday's ADNKronos report as you would in James Frey's next book. Well, the rumours that a consistory for the creation of new cardinals will be held on the Solemnity of the Annunciation got a firm boost this morning from Andrea Tornielli in Il Giornale. Translation: "Ratzinger plans new cardinals, curial changes for his Church" The first consistory for the creation of new cardinals in the pontificate of Benedict XVI could be called before the end of this month and celebrated next 25 March. If the leaks which come...
  • Pope to name new cardinals?

    12/30/2005 6:08:18 AM PST · by NYer · 125 replies · 1,472+ views
    Catholic World News ^ | December 29, 2005
    Vatican, Dec. 29 (CWNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) may soon name new members of the College of Cardinals, according to rumors in the Italian press. The ADN Kronos news agency has gone so far as to say that the Pope will call a consistory for February 22, the feast of the Chair of St. Peter. Citing "informed Vatican sources," ADN Kronos said that the consistory will be announced-- and presumably the new cardinals will be identified-- on January 6, the feast of the Epiphany. The rumors of a consistory have circulated quickly in Rome. Pope Benedict and...
  • The New Cardinals' Virtues

    10/04/2003 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 6 replies · 101+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/30/03 | Editorial
    <p>Pope John Paul II appointed 31 new cardinals on Sunday. Just about every news outlet in the world is united on two certainties about these new princes of the Catholic Church: They are all conservative, and they were named by the pope as part of his supposed plan to guarantee a conservative successor. The common wisdom is wrong on both counts. Not one of the new cardinals can qualify as a conservative. But even more unexamined is that the reforms of John Paul II all but guarantee that the next pontiff will be a progressive.</p>
  • The Future Cardinals: A Closer Look

    10/04/2003 3:46:04 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 21 replies · 176+ views
    The Future Cardinals: a Closer Look Monday, September 29, 2003 12:00:00 AM GMT Vatican, Sep. 29 (CWNews.com) - Among the 30 future cardinals named by Pope John Paul II (bio - news) on September 28, 26 will be eligible to vote in papal elections. Nearly half of the new cardinals-- 14-- are European, including 6 Italians. There are also 2 from North America, 2 from South America, 3 from Africa, 3 from Asia, and 1 from Australia. (This account, of course, concerns only the 30 future cardinals whom the Pope identified; nothing is known about a 31st, who was named...
  • Quebec bishop set to become a cardinal

    09/27/2003 6:15:30 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 8 replies · 294+ views
    National Post | September 26, 2003 | Bob Harvey
    Archbishop Marc Ouellet, born in Lamotte, Quebec, is one of only two Canadians whose careers included both heading up a diocese at home and holding a major position at the Vatican. Pope John Paul is likely to name Quebec City's Archbishop Marc Ouellet a cardinal this weekend. According to Vatican rumours widely reported in Italian and Catholic media, the Pope will announce tomorrow the names of Catholic archbishops to be elevated on October 22 to fill vacancies in the College of Cardinals that will someday elect his successor. All of the world's current cardinals are already scheduled to be in...