Sunday, 3 March 2013

The papal conclave

The next Pope will be elected by the most exclusive club in the world, the Sacred College of Cardinals (on whom see more here).

The Prayer to St Michael - A lesser-known piece of Catholic folklore

Before the Catholic liturgy was reformed in the 1960s, every Low Mass in the world ended with the recitation, in the local language, of a set of prayers known as the "Leonine Prayers" or the "Prayers for Russia".  These prayers are still sometimes recited today after celebrations of the Tridentine Mass.