Sistine Seagull Stages Sit In, Protesting “Cardinals Only” Conclave.

H/T Deacon Greg Kandra

Update! In disgust, Sistine Seagull flys off in a huff after darkness settled over the Eternal City. Our last report is that the angry bird was continuing to protest by joining a group in a Roman pub crawl. [Read more...]

The New Pope Will Be Selected When the Conclave Runs Out of Beer

And you thought the Ghostbusters ride was cool?!

Black smoke means “No Pope (we still have beer).” White smoke means, “We’re outta beer! Habemus Papem!”

Okay, that’s stretching things a bit. However, the cardinals have been blessed with a supply of good beer during the conclave, courtesy of the Monks of Norcia, from San Benedetto, Italy. [Read more...]

Music For Mondays, the Pre-Conclave, “The Waiting Is Driving Us Crazy” Edition

 

Go to an art museum, or something…

Hurry up and wait. All Marines know that phrase well. And folks hate waiting. It makes us uneasy. It makes us confront our powerlessness. It reminds us that we aren’t in charge, and we hate being reminded of that. [Read more...]

The Real Reason the Conclave is On March 12th, and not March 11th…UPDATED

What? You thought you could just bring in some folding chairs and tables into the Sistine Chapel, as if it’s just your average parish hall, or something? Please.

CNS PHOTO/L’OSSERVATORE ROMANO

We’re putting a floor in here, people! [Read more...]

The Papal Twitter Account Will Close? PSYCH!

News like this always makes me go, “Huh?” What part of the simple procedure to hand off the Twitter account to a successor am I missing here?

Turns out, this “news” is more akin to an “off sides,” or a runner leaving the blocks before the pistol fires. [Read more...]


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