Archive of March 9, 2013

Detailed schedule of conclave released

Mar 9, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- Vatican press office director, Fr. Federico Lombardi, has revealed details of the daily schedule of the Conclave set to begin March 12.

Poll shows regular Mass attendees oppose 'gay marriage'

Mar 9, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A majority of Catholics who attend services weekly oppose same-sex “marriage,” according to a poll by Quinnipiac University, even though it's release suggested that Catholics largely support the practice.

Lifelong friendship with Blessed Virgin inspires book

Mar 9, 2013 - 01:04 pm .- As he does each day — wearing a sport coat and tie — the ramrod-straight, six-foot-one-and-a-half Ken Wichorek stepped out of his tiny white Geo Metro on a mid-January morning and headed straight for Holy Family Cathedral in downtown Anchorage.

Main reason for conclave date revealed

Mar 9, 2013 - 01:02 pm .- An overwhelming majority of the College of Cardinals agreed on holding the conclave March 12 because the Sistine Chapel and St. Martha House needed more time to be ready for it.

Catholics worldwide mobilize support for new Pope

Mar 9, 2013 - 06:05 am .- When the white smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel to signal the next Pope’s election, Catholics in some cities can gather at local rally points organized in advance to show their support and love.

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