“Habemus papam!” Where were you seven years ago today?

I was in my on-campus apartment watching the coverage with my then-fiance (now husband). When we heard the name “Ratzinger,” I started jumping up and down and yelling gleefully, waking up my long-suffering and very understanding roommate, who emerged bleary-eyed from her room saying, “So…I gather there’s a new pope?” A wonderful day!


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Catherine Harmon is managing editor of Catholic World Report.