Daily Archives: 6 March 2013

Filibuster!

I tuned into the live stream on CSPAN2 of Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) filibuster.
In 1957 Sen. Strom Thurmond, (D&R, SC) filibustered for 24 hrs 18 min.

I think the Senate rules allow for the Senator to yield the floor for questions … Continue reading

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Cardinals Praying in St. Peter’s

Some shots from the live stream.
The Cardinals and others are at the Altar of the Chair in San Pietro, praying.

Msgr. Marini leading the Rosary.

Getting ready for Exposition and Vespers.

Their collectives Eminences are singing Vespers in Latin.
The choir has improved over … Continue reading

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More food for thought for the Cardinal Electors

Some time ago I wrote that the Cardinal Electors, in the General Congregations and in the Conclave itself, have to consider – among other issues – the record of the man they may choose in regard to his handling (or … Continue reading

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