1. “Simon Peter bar Jonah,” if taken in its literal meaning would mean that Peter’s name is actually “Rocky Johnson.” (A bust of Peter the Rock made out of rock) 2. The Sudarium of Oviedo and the Shroud of Turin have the same blood type and are dated from around the same time, providing… Continue reading 23 Catholic Facts That Will Make You a Smarter Catholic
Before the Conclave The days after the funeral and before the Conclave begins offers the Cardinals an opportunity to discuss the state of the Church. They may not do so in a manner which constitutes politicking or electioneering for office or for votes. “The Cardinal electors shall … abstain from any form of pact, agreement,… Continue reading Death of a Pope part 2; the Conclave
Regardless of the circumstances, when a Pope dies certain procedures specified in Church law, specifically the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, must be followed. First among these is the certification that he is truly dead. This task falls to the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church. In the presence of the Master of Papal Liturgical… Continue reading What happens when a Pope dies?