About Joe Paprocki 2647 Articles
Joe Paprocki, DMin, is National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press, where, in addition to his traveling/speaking responsibilities, he works on the development team for faith formation curriculum resources including Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts and God’s Gift: Reconciliation and Eucharist. Joe has more than 35 years of experience in ministry and has presented keynotes, presentations, and workshops in more than 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is a frequent presenter at national conferences including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Congress, and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the best seller The Catechist’s Toolbox, A Church on the Move, Under the Influence of Jesus, and Called to Be Catholic—a bilingual, foundational supplemental program that helps young people know their faith and grow in their relationship with God. Joe is also the series editor for the Effective Catechetical Leader and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www.catechistsjourney.com.

7 Comments on How a Pope is Elected

  1. This is interesting… any male who isn’t married can become pope.
    So if that male isn’t a cardinal how do they ask if he wants to be pope?
    Do they call his cell phone and ask, or do they escort the person to the Vatican and ask? Can you imagine a guy at his job getting a call… the cardinals elected you as pope… what do you think?
    Am I the only one who wonders these questions? Also a sign I’m Catholic!
    That would be pretty awesome for the guy working next to you one day to be ordained and become a pope the next!

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