Archive of March 11, 2013

Catholic service requires conscience rights, Boston cardinal stresses

Mar 11, 2013 - 05:11 pm .- Writing from Rome just a few days before the Papal conclave, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston called on members of Congress to support stronger religious freedom protections in health care.

Confession key to Church renewal, Cardinal Wuerl reflects

Mar 11, 2013 - 04:29 pm .- In a March 10 homily in Rome, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C. emphasized the importance of the sacrament of confession in liberating the faithful and leading them back to God.

Cardinal Ouellet urges forgiveness ahead of conclave

Mar 11, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- In a homily at his Roman parish on Sunday, Cardinal Marc Ouellet encouraged forgiveness and reconciliation, especially through the sacrament of confession.

Florists, bus drivers and technicians take oath

Mar 11, 2013 - 01:25 pm .- This evening 90 people who will assist the Conclave in various capacities took an oath of secrecy not to divulge anything about it or the events surrounding it.

Over 50,000 send messages of gratitude to Benedict XVI

Mar 11, 2013 - 12:08 pm .- A book containing more than 50,000 messages of gratitude to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has been delivered to the Apostolic Nuncio in Spain, who is expected to send it to the retired Pontiff.

New Pope will have adoration before his presentation

Mar 11, 2013 - 10:04 am .- In a change to past papal elections, the new Pope will have the chance to adore Jesus in the Eucharist before he makes his appearance on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Day before conclave, no clear favorite stands out

Mar 11, 2013 - 07:50 am .- “It’s not journalists that vote in the conclave. It’s cardinals,” Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera said on Sunday, after celebrating Mass at his titular church of San Francesco di Ripa Grande.

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