Gonna Have To Do It The Old Fashioned Way – How To Make The Best of Your Pope Watch Coverage…

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... spending hours staring at a smoke stack. If you were relying on Pope Alarm to alert you of the appearance of white smoke, I am sad to report you may get the news as much as eight hours after the fact. My Pope Alarm text message was received at 10:34 PM EST. No pope, it said. Ya think? In all fairness, their servers might be overwhelmed.So it's back to staring at a chimney. It's ok, though. This way is preferable. The sense of anticipation and hopeful longing as the Catholic community … [Read more...]

Retaining the Mystery of the Conclave…

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Marc Barnes says it beautifully...I love being Catholic, not only for the vast horizons the Church opens before my searching eyes and thirsting heart, but also for the mighty, wooden doors she closes in front of my inquiring nose. That the Church dares — in a world nauseous with false egalitarianism — to declare things too holy to be dressed in anything but a finery I cannot afford, a secrecy I cannot know, and a reverence I can only hope to attain — all this convinces me that she alone is th … [Read more...]

An American Pope, blah blah blah…

... And you just made the Holy Spirit laugh. An American pope? I'm against it, as Terry Nelson is so fond of saying. Mr. Nelson - who if you don't already, should be reading his blog daily - explains why he has such an aversion to the idea of an American pope. An aversion we share. He writes;It seems to me we Americans get ourselves caught up in cheering 'candidates' on as if it were a competition or a campaign for political office - which is precisely why I would never want an American as … [Read more...]

Conclave Coverage, The Holy Spirit Is Not Impressed …

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... Everything about this papal conclave has me completely fascinated. I can't recall, but was there this much internet coverage in 2005? I distinctly remember dragging an old black and white television from our office kitchen to watch at my desk while I worked. My boss is such a patient man. I also recall cursing that old thing because all smoke looks white on a little black and white tv screen. That was about as technical as things got, for me anyway, the last time the conclave met. My how … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Conclave Begins Tuesday March 12, 2013…

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... This just in! Set your phones and news feed to notify you immediately of the following keywords "white smoke" and "Habemus Papam". For liberal media sources use keywords "still no women's ordination" and "back to the dark ages".Image source; Zenit News AgencyGot Conclave? Yes, there's an app for that. … [Read more...]


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