Papal Vestments Ready – Fascination with Pope’s Attire

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It’s been remarkable to me over the past few weeks the things that draw folks’ attention to this historic moment in our Church’s history. Some find a fascination with the Swiss Guard, with Conclave politics, with “fake Bishops” infiltrating the Vatican, and — notably — with Papal fashion. Case in point: this article from The [Read More...]

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier Calls Cardinals Closer Since Last Conclave

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In another conversation with a Cardinal who will be selecting our next Pope, Catholic News Service interviews Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, Archbishop of Durban in South Africa, reflects on how the College of Cardinals is “closer” to one another than they were at the last Conclave. I love his reference to “googling” his fellow Cardinals! Cardinal [Read More...]

College of Cardinals Still Largely European

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From Rome Reports, here’s a great overview of the geographic breakdown of our current College of Cardinals: Should the papal election be based upon representation of the growing Catholic populations in areas of the world with less representation at the Conclave? This will be one of the interesting dynamics to watch in the days ahead. [Read more...]

Pope Benedict XVI’s Farewell Discourse to the College of Cardinals

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This morning’s “goodbye”, excerpted from News.va: Dear beloved brothers I welcome you all with great joy and cordially greet each one of you. I thank Cardinal Angelo Sodano, who as always, has been able to convey the sentiments of the College,┬áCor ad cor loquitur. Thank you, Your Eminence, from my heart. And referring to the [Read More...]

Pope Benedict Pledges Obedience to His Successor

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Just in, from Catholic News Service [Read more...]

Get the Pope App – Free All Access News Source

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If you don’t have it yet, I’d recommend that today would be the perfect moment to download the Pope App. This free smartphone application is a project of News.va, the official Vatican media source. Here’s an overview: An app focused on the figure of His Holiness Benedict XVI. It will allow you to follow his [Read More...]

Thank You, Papa: A Tribute to Pope Benedict XVI

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From our amazing friends at Life Teen! “The Church needs your faith, your idealism, and your generosity, so that she can always be young in Spirit.” – Pope Benedict XVI We at Life Teen remember and honor the legacy of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, for his service to the Church and to his [Read More...]

@Pontifex vs @CardinalDolan Twitter Smackdown

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Because I’m just getting back from Hawaii and can’t seem to string two coherent thoughts together, here’s a little something to enjoy on this lovely President’s day I’m especially amused by the fact that both are determined to be “gamers” based upon their tweets. Who would you line up against each other in a Twitter [Read More...]

If You Want to Walk in the Light…

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It’s already working. The Holy Father (aka “Pontifex”) is already reaching millions with his presence on Twitter. Today’s two tweets, timed in conjunction with the Wednesday audience, were destined perfectly for those of us desperately seeking answers in a time of national mourning. I’ve been carrying around a great personal weight today. I don’t feel [Read More...]

Pope Benedict XVI Sends First @Pontifex Tweet

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It’s 3:01 am in California on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I just finished watching a historic moment as Pope Benedict XVI concluded today’s Wednesday audience with the first official tweets from his newly christened @Pontifex twitter account. Here’s how the moment played out on video: Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Tweet from [Read More...]


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