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March 11, 2013

MoveOn.org registers 300 people in Detroit to vote in papal conclave

Disclaimer:  None of the people mentioned below are real people, and none of the events described ever happened, blah blah blah.   As cardinals in Rome […]
March 12, 2013

Sorry, Cardinal Dolan, but your chances at the papacy are better.

One of Cardinal Dolan’s lines about his chances of being elected has been, “I have a better chance of taking A-Rod’s place as third baseman for […]
March 12, 2013

The Body and Soul of the New Evangelization: The Heart of the Conclave’s Task

  Bureaucracy isn’t sexy. Bureaucratic reform only slightly less so. Yet, over the past week, that’s exactly the topic that’s had the press buzzing. Allen, Magister, […]
March 12, 2013

“It is a dangerous time. Pray for us.”

In certain Catholic circles, there has been no small amount of alarm over Pope Emeritus Benedict’s abdication, and the possible circumstances that precipitated it. Those who […]
March 12, 2013

JP in Rome: At the Last Mass Before the Conclave [UPDATED]

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please scroll down to see an important update from JP! Ahead of this morning’s Missa Pro Eligendo Romano Pontifice, faithful streamed into St. Peter’s […]
March 12, 2013

A Prayerful Exercise

I was on Fox News earlier today as part of their live coverage of the opening of the conclave. You can watch it here. Watch the […]
March 13, 2013

We Happy Few: The Great Privilege of Being Catholic Today

  This morning, like most everyone else in the Catholic world, I’m living my life half focused on my own duties and responsibilities, and half focused […]
March 13, 2013

The Science of Holy Smoke: Conclave Messaging Secrets Revealed!

This morning, a friend of mine who lives in Rome posted the following observation on Facebook: Looking up at the chimney on the Sistine Chapel this […]
March 13, 2013

JP in Rome: Inside the “SalSta”

Nero. Black smoke. The next smoke signal is expected sometime this evening. It could come around the 5 o’clock hour; but, if there is smoke before […]