Tricks of the Trade for the Sede Vacante

In my last post I pointed out the helpful resources put out by the USCCB for use during the Interregnum (Sede Vacante).  In it they made clear what priests are supposed to say (or rather, not say) during the Eucharistic Prayers.  To make sure I didn’t slip into the old (already) habit of saying “Benedict [Read More...]

Sede Vacante, Conclave, and Habemus Papam – What’s a priest to do?!

I never thought I’d have a conclave during my first year of priesthood!  What’s a parish priest to do?!  I remember visiting a parish youth group retreat during the interregnum and conclave that elected Benedict.  The priest was wearing red vestments and praying to the Holy Spirit to assist the cardinals as they tried to [Read More...]


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