Articles for Cardinals

What the the Pope and the Cardinals prayed about

We too can reflect and pray about what the Pope and the Cardinals were asked to pray

Lenten choices ala Pope Francis

Lent that a call for conversion or “change your way of thing” as we stand before two visions of Church

An examination of conscience for the rest of us

An examination of conscience for the rest of us… Fifteen challenges for the New Year!

250+ bishops to catechize at WYD

More than 250 bishops of different nationalities will develop and deepen the theme of World Youth Day (WYD Rio2013) during three mornings of catechesis. Selected by the Pontifical Council for the Laity (PCL), there will be stationed at a different catechesis location...
Join the Cardinals in prayer

Join the Cardinals in prayer

The Vatican News service reports that this afternoon in St. Peter's Basilica, on the occasion of the General Congregations proceeding the Conclave, the College of Cardinals will pray for the Church. The celebration, which will be held at 5:00pm at the Altar of the...

Holy Spirit and the Cardinals

Holy Spirit and the Cardinals

As Pope Benedict devotes himself to a life of prayer it may be more important than ever to pray not only for him but also those who will choose his successor. We like to think that every Pope is picked by the Holy Spirit. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was asked on...

Universality of the new Cardinals

Universality of the new Cardinals

John Allen writes, Pope Benedict XVI said he wanted his Nov. 24 consistory, the fifth of his papacy, to express the universality of Catholicism. His choice of six new cardinals from every continent except Europe was designed to convey, as he put it Saturday, that the...

Twenty two new cardinals and the next Pope?

In the past week there have been two significant appraisals of possible next steps in leadership in the Church. One is from the London tablet and the other from the National Catholic Reporter. John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter writes..."Naming new cardinals...

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