Archive of March 4, 2013

Lawmakers pen letter insisting on conscience protections

Mar 4, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- More than a dozen federal legislators have written to Congressional leaders calling for stronger conscience protections to be included in the upcoming government funding bills.

Argentinian cardinal says God spoke through Pope Benedict

Mar 4, 2013 - 04:14 pm .- Cardinal Estanislao Esteban Karlic, the retired archbishop of Parana, Argentina, said that God used Benedict XVI’s resignation from the papacy to speak a message of love to his people.

Cardinal O'Malley lists sex abuse, Curia reform as priorities

Mar 4, 2013 - 01:01 pm .- Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley listed clerical sex abuse, reforming the Church’s administration and Christian persecution as some of the issues he thinks the next Pope will have to tackle.

Spanish ambassador to Holy See voices support amid papal transition

Mar 4, 2013 - 12:22 pm .- Spain’s ambassador to the Holy See, Eduardo Gutierrez Saenz de Buruaga, said after meeting with the Spanish cardinals that they are “very hopeful” as they approach the upcoming conclave.

Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings

Mar 4, 2013 - 07:52 am .- The cardinals of the Catholic Church gathered for their first general meeting this morning to take an oath of secrecy, pray and begin discussing some of the logistics to elect a new Pope.

Old establishment cardinals hope for quick conclave

Mar 4, 2013 - 07:00 am .- While the cardinals created by Benedict XVI arrive in Rome and get acquainted with the pre-conclave operations, cardinals from the old establishment are pushing for a quick conclave.

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