Mar 7, 2013 - 04:08 am .- The principal at a Virginia Catholic grade school said he hopes an elaborate mock conclave recently held by students and staff will help enrich the school’s efforts to teach the Catholic faith.
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:44 am .- On their third day of pre-conclave meetings the cardinals are beginning to develop the profile of what the next Pope needs to look like.
Mar 6, 2013 - 07:45 am .- The College of Cardinals has decided that its members will no longer speak to journalists after several cardinals gave too much information to the Italian press.
Mar 6, 2013 - 03:57 am .- “We are not ready to enter the conclave,” Cardinal Francis George of Chicago plainly told the Italian newspaper La Stampa today, adding, “I never felt that we would begin the conclave on March 11th.”
Mar 5, 2013 - 11:50 am .- Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley said he trusts the cardinals taking part in the papal election will be informed on the necessary background information related to the Vatileaks scandal.
Mar 5, 2013 - 10:09 am .- The College of Cardinals sent Benedict XVI a message of thanks for his ministry and decided to only hold morning meetings as they prepare for the conclave.
Mar 5, 2013 - 07:35 am .- The College of Cardinals has agreed to hold a public prayer service on March 6 in St. Peter’s Basilica to pray for the upcoming conclave and the process of electing a new Pope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar 3, 2013 - 05:48 am .- An American cardinal said Sunday that the Catholic Church is undergoing a lot of changes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb 28, 2013 - 05:52 am .- Pope Benedict XVI surprised the cardinals and organizers of a Feb. 28 farewell ceremony by saying the future Pope is present and that he already pledges his “unconditional respect and obedience” to him.
Feb 27, 2013 - 04:14 pm .- A conclave is similar to going on a rigorous spiritual retreat that is pervaded by silence, according to Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
Feb 25, 2013 - 09:24 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has changed Church law allowing cardinals to vote earlier for the new Pope, provided that they are all in Rome.