What is a Cardinal?
- The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church constitute a special College, whose prerogative it is to elect the Roman Pontiff in accordance with the norms of a special law. The Cardinals are also available to the Roman Pontiff, either acting collegially, when they are summoned together to deal with questions of major importance, or acting individually, that is, in the offices which they hold in assisting the Roman Pontiff especially in the daily care of the universal Church. (Canon 349)
What is a Catholic Archbishop?
- An archbishop is the leader of the Catholic people within an archdiocese.
- An archdiocese is a specific geographical area consisting of many parishes.
- An archbishop is ultimately responsible for all church matters in the archdiocese.
- An archbishop is appointed by the Pope (who is also called the Bishop of Rome).
- Archbishops are successors of the apostles, who were the first bishops.
Cardinal's latest Articles
- First Sunday of Advent 2 Dec 2013
We are gathered here today to celebrate the first Sunday of Advent, the joyful period of prayer and penance when we prepare our hearts to receive the gift of God's Son.
- Christ The King 2 Dec 2013
Today the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Christ the King, on the last Sunday in the church year.
- Feast of Christ the King 26 Nov 2013
Today the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Christ the King, on the last Sunday in the church year. I think we Catholics...
- Victorian Inquiry 18 Nov 2013
On Wednesday the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Child Abuse brought down its 700 page report. I welcome the publication of the report. It should help the victims.
- The Living Dead 11 Nov 2013
In November Christians remember their dead. Catholics in particular believe some or many who have died are still being purified so they can cope with the sheer-goodness and overwhelming love of God's presence.
- STRONGER FAMILIES 4 Nov 2013
Catholic theologians sometimes claim that "grace works through nature". Grace is spiritual energy, the nourishment God gives us for his purposes.
Cardinal George Pell
Catholic Archbishop of Sydney