Monthly Archives: November 2007

A professional pronounces on Cardinal Foley’s puns

Actor-comedian Henry Gibson said the puns and quips for which Cardinal John P. Foley is famous (or infamous) “are excellent. His mind never stops.” The actor, known for his appearances on “Laugh-In” years ago and currently a frequent guest-star as Judge Clark … Continue reading

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Consistory features pieces of liturgical tradition

Careful observers at Saturday’s consistory may have noticed the retro style of Pope Benedict’s gold-embroidered miter. In fact, the pope was wearing a piece of history: this particular miter belonged to Pope Pius IX, who reigned in the late 1800s. … Continue reading

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Pope supports U.S. ‘day of prayer’ for peace conference

Pope Benedict expressed hope for progress at the upcoming international peace conference in Annapolis, Md., saying Palestinians and Israelis must find a way to reach a “just and definitive solution.” The pope endorsed the U.S. bishops’ call for today’s “day of prayer” … Continue reading

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Cardinals meet the crowds in the Apostolic Palace

It’s sometimes dubbed the world’s most exclusive club, but on Saturday the College of Cardinals threw a party with an open invitation. The courtesy visits in the Apostolic Palace are a consistory’s most democratic moment, as international pilgrims and curious … Continue reading

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Elevation of new Iraqi cardinal draws attention to country’s plight

Not to be missed in today’s coverage of the consistory to create new cardinals is the fact that the elevation of Cardinal Emmanuel-Karim Delly of Baghdad should help focus the world’s attention on the plight of Christians in Iraq. Our story … Continue reading

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Another podcast by Salt Lake bishop

Our friends at the Intermountain Catholic in Salt Lake City are continuing their rather unique practice of posting podcasts with their bishop. The latest by Bishop John C. Wester is on vocations, including, according to the IC, “vocational discernment, our seminarians, priests from … Continue reading

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Opening bell at the cardinals’ meeting with Pope Benedict

With different modes of transportation, cardinals from around the world arrived for a meeting with Pope Benedict on Friday, the day before a consistory to create 23 new cardinals. A pool of journalists watched as cardinals entered the Synod Hall building … Continue reading

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