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March 6, 2013

March Conclave Madness: Sweet Sistine!

The general congregation of cardinals is now in progress and the Sistine Chapel has been closed to visitors. Almost all of the 115 eligible cardinal-electors have
March 7, 2013

An American Pope?

Is an American “papabile”? That’s the discussion I’ve been having on Facebook all morning, thanks to this fascinating article by Sandro Magister. Magister writes: Timothy Michael
March 8, 2013

CV’s Pilgrim-Journalist in Rome: First Update From John Paul Shimek

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to introduce you to John Paul Shimek, a graduate student in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for
March 8, 2013

The Conclave Cometh

If you haven’t heard, the College of Cardinals has set a start date for the conclave: next Tuesday, March 12. A Mass pro eligendo Romano Pontifice—for
March 9, 2013

Top Ten Signs You Might Not Be a “Papabile”

  1.   You ask for an absentee ballot because you don’t want to miss Downton Abbey.   2.   Before leaving for Rome, you tell your diocesan
March 9, 2013

Video: A look inside the Papal conclave

Catholic News Service just released a fantastic video that shows exactly what the Cardinals will be doing at the upcoming conclave. Not only is it informative, but
March 10, 2013

What Does a Cardinal Read during the Conclave?

Once the cardinals enter the conclave and the doors of the Sistine Chapel are locked, the logistics involved in electing a new pope are quite involved
March 11, 2013

Photos: My Visit Yesterday to the Sistine Chapel

A short while after the See of Peter became vacant at the end of last month, the Sistine Chapel (or, Sistina) closed its doors to the
March 11, 2013

The simplicity of a Capuchin.

Much has been written about many of the American papabili over the last few weeks and I don’t propose to break new ground here, just to reflect