Press F1 For Help: Thoughts on Francis

The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

On a computer keyboard, the F1 key is used to get help. An F1 is also the fastest car on the race track: it holds the road tightly but corners quickly. (Memo to pedants: I know he won’t be “Pope Francis I” until there’s a Francis II. Duly noted. Now go bother someone who says [Read More...]

An Interview With Cardinal Bergoglio

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An interview with Cardinal Bergoglio from a few years back. Read it all. Fascinating insight: BERGOGLIO: Jonah had everything clear. He had clear ideas about God, very clear ideas about good and evil. On what God does and on what He wants, on who was faithful to the Covenant and who instead was outside the [Read More...]

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...]

Bias and Propaganda: Still More Reuters Follies UPDATED

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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...]

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...]

The Conclave? There’s An App For That

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Verbum has released a free app with some nifty content for the conclave. The features of Conclave break down this way: Live Video: Right now, it’s the video of the last Press Office conference, but I imagine this will include live streams as they’re available. News: Relevant feeds from Zenit, Catholic Answers, National Catholic Register, [Read More...]


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