Close Up Look at Conclave Ballot Urns

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From the Vatican Youtube channel, this great look at the urns which will be used to gather the votes for the conclave. Patheos’ own Deacon Greg has some additional information on these urns. The three urns used for voting during the Conclave to elect the next Pope are ready: One for the votes, one for [Read More...]

American Cardinals Arriving at Afternoon Session — On Watching from Home

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Words cannot express how much I wish my physical body were in Rome this month — although I’m far from a real “journalist”, since attending the Vatican Bloggers Meeting a few years ago, I have felt such a close connection to the Vatican and our Pope Emeritus. That’s probably why I simply can’t get enough [Read More...]

Cardinal George: Next Pope Must Have “Zero Tolerance” Policy for Clergy Abusers

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In this video from Catholic News Service, we hear firsthand Chicago’s Cardinal George discussing the tough policy needed in the next pontificate to deal with Clergy sexual abuse issues: Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago told reporters at a press conference in Rome March 4, 2013 that the next pope will have to enforce a [Read More...]

Papal Vestments Ready – Fascination with Pope’s Attire

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It’s been remarkable to me over the past few weeks the things that draw folks’ attention to this historic moment in our Church’s history. Some find a fascination with the Swiss Guard, with Conclave politics, with “fake Bishops” infiltrating the Vatican, and — notably — with Papal fashion. Case in point: this article from The [Read More...]


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