Monthly Archives: March 2013

Preparing for conclave, Cardinal Dolan visits his Rome parish

ROME (CNS) – An ordinary parish in a middle-class Rome neighborhood became a center of pre-conclave excitement March 10 when its honorary pastor, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, came to celebrate Sunday Mass. Cardinal Dolan had taken formal possession … Continue reading

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Twelve to watch as cardinals gather in Rome

UPDATES: Here are more names we’ve added to our list of influential cardinals after we published the article below: — Boston prelate known for humility, humor, crisis management (Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley) — Italian cardinal sees holiness, prayer as key to vocations (Cardinal … Continue reading

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Cardinal Wuerl urges Catholics to pray for conclave

ROME (CNS) — At the March 10 Mass he celebrated at his titular church, the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli (St. Peter in Chains), Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl urged members of the media  –a large part of the congregation … Continue reading

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Rome children give Cardinal George a conclave gift

ROME (CNS) — The children of the Church of St. Bartholomew on Tiber Island gave Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago an icon of the Madonna and Child and asked him to take it with him into the conclave to … Continue reading

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Boston cardinal draws blockbuster crowd of fans to tiny church

ROME (CNS) — It took a “papabile” American cardinal as guest celebrant one Sunday to fill the pews of a small Roman church, which is normally trafficked only by hordes of backpack-slinging tourists. Instead of dog-eared guidebooks in hand, people … Continue reading

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A conclave cardinal’s life by the clock

VATICAN CITY — Here is a translation of the College of Cardinals’ daily schedule for the conclave. All times are Central European Time with Eastern Daylight Time in parentheses. March 12: 3:45 p.m. (10:45 a.m.) — Transfer from the Domus … Continue reading

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Conclave smoke signal timetable

VATICAN CITY — For smoke watchers the world over, the cardinal electors were given the outline of their daily conclave schedules this morning. Given their time for breakfast, Mass and lunch; time for a rest and a return to the … Continue reading

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