Archive of March 1, 2013

College students in Rome send farewell message to Benedict

Mar 1, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Students at the University of Dallas who are spending this semester in Rome had a special opportunity to show their love and support for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as he officially retired from the papacy.

Cardinal says selecting new Pope is 'a great responsibility'

Mar 1, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan of Mexico, who participated in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI, stressed the great responsibility undertaken by the cardinals who will choose the next Pope.

CNA launches blog in time for papal conclave

Mar 1, 2013 - 02:26 pm .- Catholic News Agency is announcing the launch of its new blog on March 1, in time to provide enhanced coverage of the papal conclave that will elect the new Pope, as well as future Church news.

Benedict XVI's first night as Pope emeritus

Mar 1, 2013 - 11:20 am .- Benedict XVI ate dinner, watched the news with Archbishop Georg Gänswein and slept soundly during his first night as a retired pontiff.

Papal apartments, basilica sealed for sede vacante

Mar 1, 2013 - 10:39 am .- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone sealed off the papal apartments, marking the beginning of the sede vacante, the period when there is no Pope.

New Las Cruces bishop urges transformation through Jesus

Mar 1, 2013 - 10:05 am .- Bishop Oscar Cantú became head of the Diocese of Las Cruces, N.M. on Feb. 28, using his homily to encourage the faithful to trust in the power of God to transform their lives and their cultures.

US cardinals say next Pope must be 'man of deep faith'

Mar 1, 2013 - 09:46 am .- Countering much speculation that next Pope will be chosen based on geographic concerns, three American cardinals say the best candidate to succeed Benedict XVI is a man of holiness who can communicate the Gospel.

Cardinals set date for meetings about next Pope

Mar 1, 2013 - 05:04 am .- On the first day that the Church is without a Pope, Cardinal Angelo Sodano announced that the first general congregation of cardinals will take place next Monday morning.

Beauty in liturgy the 'great legacy' of Benedict XVI

Mar 1, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be remembered in Church history for his work to recover the beauty of traditional liturgy, according to Bishop James D. Conley.

California priest inspires push for beatification cause

Mar 1, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Basque-born priest Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, a reputed miracle worker who ministered in Los Angeles for decades until his death in 1981, has inspired efforts to open an inquiry into his cause for beatification.

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