Father Roderick Reports from St. Peter’s Square

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I am planning a post to run later tonight with the names and Twitter handles of friends of mine who are on the ground in Rome, covering firsthand the news of the Conclave – some are fulltime media professionals, and others are like my friend Fr. Roderick Vonhogen from the Netherlands and of SQPN, who [Read More...]

CNS Has Twelve to Watch & We’ll Be Watching in New and Innovative Ways

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When someone (like my mom) asks me who I think is going to be our next Pope, I give varying versions of the same answer: I have no idea, but I am praying fervently for our Cardinals that their decision be guided (as I know it will) by the Holy Spirit. I’m not going to make any [Read More...]

Conclave: Sharing this Moment with Our Non-Catholic Friends

Perhaps because of the fact that I just spent three days at a Congress on Evangelization, I’m looking at our upcoming papal Conclave through the eyes of those for whom this process may be unknown, or even mysterious. I see this as an opportunity for those of us Catholic “geeks” who are watching the process [Read More...]

#RallyForThePope – Plan Your Rally

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From our friends at OneBillionStories.com comes the “Rally for the Pope” initiative. Here’s the blueprint: With the chair of St. Peter vacant, the eyes of world now turn to the Vatican to learn the news of his successor. This moment in Church History has not been seen since 1415. Therefore, this is the moment in our [Read More...]

Conclave Clock for Californians

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Catholic News Service has done a beautiful job of keeping us up to date on all things Conclave with a reliable perspective. Today, they ran a helpful blog post that lists a breakdown of the daily time schedule for the Conclave. The post by Cindy Wooten kindly lists the schedule in both Central European Time [Read More...]

Conclave App – Conclave Watcher’s “Must Have” App

Conclave App from Verbum

If you’re a wired Papabile watcher, you’re going to want to head over and immediately download the free new Conclave App from Verbum and Logos Bible Software. I’ve only tested the iOS version, but it’s available for Android users as well. Here are the main features: Be among the first to see the white smoke [Read More...]

PopeAlarm.com – Don’t Miss the Big News!

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Genius! We California bloggers contend with a major time travel challenge when it comes to staying abreast of the big news coming out of the Vatican. That’s why I happily just signed up for a notification from PopeAlarm.com to be both texted and emailed as soon as the big news hits from the Conclave. Yes, you [Read More...]

Mid-Atlantic Congress Begins in Baltimore

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After a day and a half of travel related adventures, I am happily ensconced at the Baltimore Hilton to attend and “live tweet” this year’s Mid-Atlantic Congress. If you’re unfamiliar with this event, you can learn more about it here, but this is an overview of the organizing principles: The Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) is organized [Read More...]

Cardinal Seán’s Cassock and His Amazing Tech/Media Crew

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Every since I “virtually adopted” Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston last week, I have been praying for my adopted shepherd. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to at least one prayer that sounded something like this: “I know you have your hand on this Conclave, Lord. If it’s your will (and I hope it [Read More...]

“OK Glass” – Five Catholic Applications for Google Glass

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Yesterday’s flurry of press about the totally awesome Google Glass project left me pondering the Catholic take on the geekiest tool to come down the pike since the Segway. You guys know me – I love this stuff. And I’ll definitely be lined up when the time comes to plop down way to much money [Read More...]


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