Pope Francis to Create 17 New Cardinals at November Consistory
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Quote:Not surprisingly, there are some lemons in there.  Pray more, please.

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pe...nsistoryAt the end of today’s Angelus, Pope Francis announced he will hold a consistory on Nov. 19 to create 17 new cardinals.

Among those to be elevated to the College of Cardinals include three Americans: Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago, Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the new dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life, and Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis.

Other recipients of the red hat will be the current apostolic nuncio to Syria, Italian Archbishop Mario Zenari, and nine archbishops and bishops from the southern hemisphere. Thirteen will be eligible to vote in the next conclave (under 80 years of age), taking the total number of cardinal electors to 121.

At 49, Cardinal-elect Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui, Central African Republic, will become the youngest member of the College of Cardinals. 

Pope Francis said the consistory, which will take place on the eve of the closing of the Holy Door of Mercy and comprise cardinals from 11 nations and five continents, will show “the universality of the Church which proclaims and bears witness to the Good News of God's Mercy in every corner of the earth.” 

Nov. 20 is the Solemnity of Christ the King and the conclusion of the Holy Year of Mercy, on which the Pope will celebrate a Mass with the new cardinals in St. Peter’s basilica.

The new Princes of the Church, as read out by Pope Francis, are:

Archbishop Mario Zenari, currently Apostolic Nuncio “in the beloved and battered Syria” (Italy)

Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, C.S.Sp. of Bangui (Central African Republic)

Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra of Madrid (Spain)

Archbishop Sérgio da Rocha of Brasilia (Brazil)

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago (U.S.A.)
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Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario, C.S.C. of Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo of Mérida (Venezuela)

Archbishop Jozef De Kesel of Mechelen-Brussels (Belgium)

Archbishop Maurice Piat of Port-Louis (Mauritius)

Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the new dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life (U.S.A.) 
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Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes of Tlalnepantla (Mexico)

Archbishop John Ribat, M.S.C. of Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

Archbishop Joseph William Tobin, C.S.S.R. of Indianapolis (U.S.A.).

The Pope has also elevated to the College of Cardinals four others who have “distinguished themselves in their pastoral service” and offered “a clear Christian witness.”

They are:

Mons. Anthony Soter Fernandez, Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Mons. Renato Corti, Archbishop Emeritus of Novara (Italy)

Mons. Sebastian Koto Khoarai, O.M.I, Bishop Emeritus of Mohale's Hoek (Lesotho)

Father Ernest Simoni, priest of the archdiocese of Shkodrë-Pult (Shkodra - Albania).

Notable eligible prelates omitted at the upcoming consistory include those from a number of sees that have traditionally been cardinalatial. In the U.S. these include Los Angeles and Philadelphia, headed respectively by Archbishops Jose Gomez and Charles Chaput. Instead, Pope Francis has chosen prelates whose views are closer to his, and in particular those who have been publicly and clearly supportive of his interpretation of his post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia.

In Italy, the patriarchate of Venice and the archdioceses of Turin and Bologna are among traditional cardinalatial sees that continue to be without a cardinal, part of the reason being the Pope's preference to choose new cardinals from the southern hemisphere where the faith is growing fastest, and those serving on the peripheries.

College of Cardinals Statistics (via Holy See Press Office)
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Cardinal Cupich...sigh.
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This consistory has an overwhelmingly Kasperite flavor, honestly - it's easily his most progressive consistory, and that is saying something. Note Sandro Magister's assessment today:

http://magister.blogautore.espresso.repu...oncistoro/

Most everyone knows about Archbp. Cupich, of course; but a survey of the rest of the sames shows he's fairly representative.

Archbp. Tobin, as many may know, famously intervened in support of the LCWR and its orders during the Vatican visitation.
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(10-09-2016, 11:23 AM)In His Love Wrote: Cardinal Cupich...sigh.

I second that sigh. He's Pope Francis Light. What has Cupich done so far to deserve this title? I don't know. Not even two years as Archbishop of Chicago and he's promoted.

As poster Athelstane said this consistory does lean towards Kasperite flavor.
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Ain't politics wunnerful?  :O :O :eyeroll: :eyeroll:
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I'm not sure there's anything left to do but pray.  Maybe this is a chastisement for something.  I'm not sure what.  All I know is I would much rather the pope, as well as the cardinals and bishops that he appoints, love the Church than behave as though they are ashamed of her.  I would rather they defend the Church rather than give ammunition (through bad statements) to her enemies.  I imagine God would rather that too.
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This is why the biological solution touted by Father Z is a fantasy. It can work both ways. A liberal Pope appoints liberal bishops, who select liberal candidates that are ordained priests. Eventually, the conservative priests and bishops from the Benedict era become extinct and we are left with only liberals running the Church.
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(10-09-2016, 03:32 PM)Credidi Propter Wrote: I'm not sure there's anything left to do but pray.  Maybe this is a chastisement for something.  I'm not sure what.

We will know for certain that it's a chastisement once Cardinal Schonborn is appointed to head the CDF.
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I wonder if the next papal conclave will be completely deadlocked at a result.
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Luke 18:8: But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth?

Our Lord publicly foresaw the eventuality (or at least the possibility) of a universal apostasy.

How, in concrete facts, could such a mind-boggling thing come about? We can read the news. 50 years of news. We see it unfold continually. This appointment of heretical (progressive) cardinals is one example of another push towards the universal apostasy.

St. Vincent Lerins foresaw the same possibility and offers the practical solution to the common man: "What if some novel contagions try to infect the whole Church, and not merely a tiny part of it? Then he will take care to cleave to antiquity, which cannot now be led astray by any deceit of novelty."
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