Habemus Papam!: Pope Francis [Final Updates For Today]

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[Scroll down for the first comments of Pope Francis] Waiting for the news. More as it comes. The twitter stream is moving like gangbusters. I never, ever imagined it would come this fast. I was thinking tomorrow at the earliest. I’m wondering right now what it means, and thinking it means the choice was more [Read More...]

And Now: A Positive Media Story

I’m still gobsmacked that this piece by Ellie V. Hall ran on Buzzfeed. Here’s a taste of 9 Thing You Should Know Before Talking About The Papal Conclave: 8. The Catholic Church doesn’t hate gay people. The teachings of the Church are straightforward: Sex is a fantastic gift of unity and procreation, which is appropriately [Read More...]

Bias and Propaganda: Still More Reuters Follies UPDATED

Muzzled! Just like dogs!

There’s been some discussion on this post about whether Reuters is, in fact, biased in its reporting on certain subjects. I didn’t realize that was still a subject for debate. Their consistent anti-Israel/pro-Palestinian bias isn’t up for question at all. It’s not a matter of “if” they produced biased news, but of how much and on what subjects. [Read More...]

More Anti-Catholic Bias From Reuters UPDATED

St. Margaret Clitherow, pressed to death for being Catholic

Every once in a while, I fail to take my own advice: I actually read mainstream coverage of church matters. This is never wise, since mainstream reporters are absolutely incapable of writing about religion. What they produce is usually laced with bias and innuendo masquerading as fact. Even though I do read AP or CNN [Read More...]

Ready to Roll

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Photos from News.va.  And an image I grabbed from this morning’s Mass for the election of the Roman pontiff: Here’s the all-important “smoke schedule” from Jimmy. And some more useful bits from Kat. [Read more...]

Pope Eye

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It’s Monday, and I don’t want to be working, and neither do you, so here’s another silly post. I got the first of the six volume EC Segar complete Popeye strips for Christmas, and my daughter and I both loved it so much we’ve been picking up the rest as Amazon credit comes in. The volumes [Read More...]

Never Miss a New Pope Announcement Again

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Jeff Miller has the scoop.  Popealarm.com‘s motto is: “When the smoke goes up, you’ll know what’s going on.” Register at the site, and they email, text, or both when the pope is chosen. Right now, their demand is so high they can’t guarantee the text service, but they’re working on it. Some were disappointed that the [Read More...]

Habemus Pullum!: New Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

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This isn’t a full return to the Monday Morning Chicken days of yore, but it is Monday, and it’s sorta morningish, so make of it what you will. The fact is: habemus pullum! (Yeah, I’m sure I declined that one wrong. Look, I was a straight-C student in Latin. Gimme a break.)[NOTE: Maggie D. says [Read More...]


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