Popemobile readied for Benedict’s successor

The Conclave has yet to begin, two cardinals are still on their way to Rome, but preparations for the next Pope, the fisher of men, are well underway. ┬áPope Benedict XVI, now Pope Emeritus, turned in his Fisherman’s ring and vacated the Vatican days ago. But it appears he left a reminder: his “gone fishin’”Continue reading “Popemobile readied for Benedict’s successor”

Papal Conclave to begin March 15th; will Irish Cardinals miss St. Patrick’s Day?

It seems the Vatican is considering the possibility of starting the process of electing a new pope on March 15th, All Caesarian references aside, would the Ides of March be an appropriate time to start the process? Seems ominous to me. Of more importance perhaps is the fact that St. Patrick’s Day is on MarchContinue reading “Papal Conclave to begin March 15th; will Irish Cardinals miss St. Patrick’s Day?”