Daily Archives: 8 March 2013


If the Roman Pontiff can have a Twitter account, so can the Sistine Chapel CHIMNEY that signals the election of the Roman Pontiff! Yes, @ConclaveChimney Why didn’t I think of that? Meanwhile…

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Fr. Lombardi, who attends the General Congregations of the Cardinals: PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals has decided that the Conclave will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013. A … Continue reading

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Brick by brick, altar by altar! Another parish turns “ad orientem”!

Here is some great news.   Fr. Jay Finelli, whose podcasts are up for an award in the same contest this blog is a part of (HERE – VOTE DAILY to help (Fr. Z’s Blog TOO!)), sent me a note … Continue reading

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Date of Conclave could be announced at 7 p.m. Rome time

Fr. Lombardi indicated during the press briefing today (going on as I write), that the date of the beginning of the Conclave may be announced this evening, at 7 p.m. Rome time. It would probably – not for sure – be … Continue reading

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Of Cardinals and Cardinals

I hear there is a bit of … contrast.. among the holy Cardinal Electors.  There is wrangling.  Some want the conclave to be delayed.  Some want it move along quickly.  Some say that a conclave soon would favor a curial … Continue reading

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Seminarians! Keep calm and carry on.

My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, the great P.P. of Blackfen, etc., has posted a letter from the Vocations Director of the Archdiocese of Southwark, Fr. Stephen Langridge to the seminarians of same, in the wake of the problems that are … Continue reading

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