And Now, the Conclave

We heard the announcement late this morning, eastern time, that the date for the papal conclave is set: Tuesday, March 12. We’ve all been guessing this date since Pope Benedict XVI resigned. The next guessing game is when will we have a new pope? Based on the last few, we should have a pope by the end...

The Original Tablet

Look what I found the other day—it’s the original iPad! (Or is it some kind of droid?) Actually, it’s a teacher’s tool from yesteryear, a handheld chalkboard. It’s about the size of two notebook sheets put together, and this, like all respectable handhelds or tablets, has an...

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Coming down Vine Street at 7:15 a.m., I heard NPR scrambling to get a story together on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. It had happened, they said, only an hour earlier. Though we Church wonks have speculated on this for years, it’s the first papal resignation since the 1400s and we’re all...

A Visit from the Vatican

The other day, a few of us from Franciscan Media traveled the short ride to the University of Dayton (UD) to attend the annual gathering of online religious educators. I’ll talk more about that group in an another blog; for now I’d like to focus on a fascinating person I met there. Sean Patrick...

Sister Rose–in the news!

You never know what’s going to happen when you leave here for the weekend. I was exploring  Twitter yesterday and came across our freelancer Maria Lourdes Scaperlanda’s congratulatory note to St. Anthony Messenger’s film reviewer Sister Rose Pacatte, FSP. Our good friend Sister Rose, I...

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