Have you wondered what it would have been like to be in St. Peter’s Square when the white smoke appeared? The electricity of it all? Seeing the black smoke turn to white and hearing the crowd erupt into cheers? It is my great pleasure to … Continue readingWhen in Rome…
The white puff of smoke emerged and ignited a firestorm of joy and wonder from St. Peter’s Square and spanning across the globe. In an instant, newsfeed on all social networks were claiming “Habemus Papam!” From the balcony, our new pope gives his first blessing … Continue readingHABEMUS PAPAM: Pope Francis, We Are Praying for You!
CONCLAVE updates at END No’pe = a contraction indicating that there is no pope. This type of humorous comment (thanks, Stacy T) – in addition to serious conversations about the conclave – has been the fare of the day in the world of electronic media. As … Continue readingSmoke Watch – Being a Savvy Conclave Fan and Member of the Papa-ratzi
So, we’ve had 16 days to accustom ourselves to the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, our 266th pope in the line of succession beginning with the Rock, St. Peter. By now most of us have shaken off the fog of shock and have taken a more resolute … Continue readingNavigating the Uncharted Waters of Pope Benedict’s Retirement
Of all the Popes in a long while, Pope Benedict stands out for very different reasons than the others did. Rising up as Pope with the rise of technology, Pope Benedict’s worked tirelessly to carry out Pope John Paull II’s vision for the New Evangelization … Continue readingAn Open Letter to Our Beloved Papa