Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cardinal reveals ‘peak of tension’ meetings before papal conclave

Prelate was in the room when former Pope announced his resignation
Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and the former archbishop of Baltimore, visited Vancouver in early October. Born in 1939, this Bronx native participated in the 2013 papal conclave.

Cardinal Edwin O’Brien (right) with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic.
Alistair Burns: When did you learn you had been created a cardinal?

Cardinal O’Brien: There were rumours, and I really didn’t see it happening. I had been appointed to (Baltimore) at the age of 68. Normally, they don’t move an archbishop from a major see after three or four years, especially near retirement age. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

Pope gives advice on overcoming jealousy and pride
Pope Francis greets bishops as he leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 22. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
In his weekly Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis offered advice on fighting those tendencies which "dismember" the Body of Christ, such as jealousy and feelings of superiority. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Supreme Court hears arguments on public prayer before Saguenay City Council meetings
Mayor Jean Tremblay at the Supreme Court of Canada defending the right to pray before Saguenay, Quebec city council meetings and to keep a crucifix and a Sacred Heart statue in the chamber. Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Oct. 14 on whether prayers before city council meeting in Quebec discriminate against non-believers. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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