Monthly Archives: March 2013

Black smoke. Morning March 13

VATICAN CITY — More black smoke poured from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel at 11:40 a.m. March 13, seemingly indicating the 115 cardinal electors failed to elect a pope on their second and third ballots. The … Continue reading

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The eyes (and ears, and beard) have it

Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley has the inside track to be elected pope, according to the preliminary analysis of how people reacted to the faces of likely candidates among the cardinals. Yep, their faces alone. A pair of psychology associate … Continue reading

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Sculptor captures ‘heart and soul’ of Mary, Joseph in statues for renovated cathedral

A world away from Rome, the conclave and the papal watch there’s excitement at the local church level about something entirely different — but a celebration of the Catholic faith nonetheless. The excitement is in Wichita, Kan., about the completion … Continue reading

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In pre-conclave sermon, cardinal dean calls for unity

VATICAN CITY — Hours before the start of the conclave that will choose the next pope, the dean of the College of Cardinals celebrated the papacy as a source of unity among Catholics and of evangelization and charitable service to … Continue reading

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11 U.S. cardinals to enter conclave

Eleven U.S. cardinals will take part in the conclave beginning tomorrow to elect a new pope. (CNS graphic/Paul Haring and Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

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Alphabetical list of cardinal electors’ first names in Latin

VATICAN CITY — Here is an alphabetical list of the cardinal electors’ first names in Latin, in the accusative case, which is likely to be that used when announcing the name of the new pope. Several cardinals are listed twice … Continue reading

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Quid est in nomine? Latin name is key clue

VATICAN CITY — The first clue to the identity of the new pope will be the announcement of his first name — in Latin, in the accusative case. If he is not the one chosen, French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the … Continue reading

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