The 2012 Consistories for new Cardinals

A Cardinal in the Making: Cardinal-Designate Collins in Rome

One year ago, Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto became the 16th Cardinal in the history of the Canadian Church. Though Cardinal Collins is already well-known to the faithful he shepherds, the rest of the world was introduced to a wise and humble pastor with an infectious love for the Word of God. The week leading up to the consistory is chronicled in this half-hour special filmed in Rome.

Perspectives Special: The Making of a Cardinal

What is a cardinal and how does an archbishop become a cardinal? What actually happens during a consistory? Join host Alicia Ambrosio and her guest Kris Dmytrenko as they look at Consistory Week 2012 and answer these questions and more. Also, get a rare glimpse into Rome through the eyes of Cardinal Collins.

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Witness interview with
Cardinal-designate Luis Antonio Tagle
Catholic Focus interview with
Cardinal-designate Patriarch Bechara Ra

The 6 Cardinals created on November 24, 2012
Onaiyekan Harvey
Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal
John Olorufemai Onaiyekan
James M. Harvey
Luis Tagle
Ruben Slazar Gomez
Patriarch Bechara Rai

Consistory for the Creation of new Cardinals - February 18, 2012

Salt + Light offered extensive coverage of the consistory for new Cardinals held at the Vatican on the weekend of February 18-19. This consistory includes Archbishop Thomas Collins, who became the country's 16th cardinal. Coverage included live and repeat broadcasts of the consistory for new Cardinals, Mass with new Cardinals, and a special mass celebrated by Cardinal Thomas Collins from the Vatican Crypt.

Papal Mass with new Cardinals on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter - February 19, 2012

List of the 22 new cardinals of February 2012
Italian Abp. Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, 65.   Portuguese Abp. Manuel Monteiro de Castro, major penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary, 73.
Spanish Abp. Santos Abril Castello, archpriest of Basilica of St. Mary Major, 76.   Italian Abp. Antonio Maria Veglio, president Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers, 74.
Italian Abp. Giuseppe Bertello, president of the commission governing Vatican City State, 69.   Italian Abp. Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Interpreting Legislative Texts, 73.
Brazilian Abp. Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, 64.   U.S. Abp. Edwin F. O'Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, 72.
Italian Abp. Domenico Calcagno, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, 69.   Italian Abp. Giuseppe Versaldi, president of Prefecture of the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, 68.
Indian Abp. George Alencherry of Ernakulam-Angamaly, major archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, 66.   Canadian Abp. Thomas Collins of Toronto, 65.
Czech Abp. Dominik Duka of Prague, 68.   Dutch Abp. Willem J. Eijk of Utrecht, 58.
Italian Abp. Giuseppe Betori of Florence, 64.   U.S. Abp. Timothy M. Dolan of New York, 62.
German Abp. Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin, 55.   Chinese Bishop John Tong Hon of Hong Kong, 72.
Romanian Abp. Lucian Muresan of Fagaras and Alba Iulia, major Abp. of the Romanian Catholic Church, 80.   Belgian Father Julien Ries, expert on history of religions, 91.
Maltese Augustinian Father Prosper Grech, biblical scholar, 86.   German Jesuit Father Karl Josef Becker, retired professor of dogmatic theology, 83.

Video clips of Cardinal Collins in Rome

Cardinal Collins receives the red biretta and ring
2012 Consistory Homily for new Cardinals

Interview with Archbishop Collins, filmed just days before he flew to Rome for the consistory
Archbishop Thomas Collins on the signifcance of the red vestments worn by cardinals.

Witness   Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Since taking up his role as Archbishop of New York in 2009, Timothy Dolan has taken the city and nation by storm! Adding to his responsibilities, he was elected President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in November 2010. In this Witness interview, viewers will meet an articulate historian, teacher, pastor and public leader who is not afraid to enter into the great debates of our day and give witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Witness   Cardinal Thomas Collins

In his post-synodal apostolic exhortation Verbum Domini, Pope Benedict encouraged the faithful to practice “Lectio Divina” — the prayerful reading of Scripture. While this ancient practice is something new for many people, it is certainly familiar to Catholics in Edmonton and Toronto, where Archbishop Thomas Collins has led a popular series of lectio divina meditations. Following aVerbum Domini conference at Regis College, the Archbishop of Toronto sits down with Fr. Thomas Rosica to discuss the church’s renewed emphasis on Scripture.