Category Archives: Conclave

Lighter but still serious fare

Some lighter fare… though with a serious point. In Spanish: The Vatican prohibits the use of Twitter during the Conclave. “Let me in!  I’m not Twitter, I’m the Holy Spirit!” And, from ZENIT, a recent photo it seems of His … Continue reading

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The Conclave’s voting process hardware

This morning at the briefing in the Holy See Press Office, images were displayed of the three “urns” used in the conclave for the collection of the voting slips of the cardinals.  Here is some info from VIS: NEW CHALICE-URNS … Continue reading

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Conclave Comets!

Together with all the papal portents of which I wrote the other day – and let us not be overly worried about these – there is a rare astronomical sight right now, visible in some parts of the world. In … Continue reading

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A letter about the Church in … Pravda?

Here is an interesting piece published by Pravda…. yes… you read that correctly.  правда means “truth”, by the way. Typo alert! A Church Divided By Paul Kokoski In a recent interview on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) Cardinal George … Continue reading

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Card. Ouellet: I have to say to myself, ‘What if, what if…’ It makes me … somewhat afraid.”

One of the putative front-runners as the next Pope is Marc Card. Ouellet, 68 (about the right age) presently Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, formerly Archbishop of Quebec City, polyglot, firmly in the same “Communio” theology line with Joseph … Continue reading

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