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Mass for the election of the pope

Swiss Guards salute as Pope Francis leaves a meeting of cardinals in the synod hall at the Vatican Feb. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Feb. 21, 2014) See CARDINALS-FAMILY Feb. 21, 2014.
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran walked onto the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, telling the crowds in Latin: “I announce to you a great joy. We have a pope!” not many people recognized the name of then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos

On March 1, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr celebrated mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains in downtown Cincinnati. The video above is his homily from that mass. Included below is the complete text of Archbishop Schnurr’s homily. Mass for Pope Benedict XVI Homily of Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr