Special Report

A Week of Firsts

March 19, 2013 Michael Severance 0

Some of the less-experienced journalists covering the papal conclave were right on the money one week ago. As wrote in my report last Monday, many of these young vaticanisti covering their first conclave believed that […]

the sistine chapel is seen as preparations continue for the conclave at the vatican march 9. cardinal electors will enter the chapel in the afternoon march 12 to begin the conclave to elect the new pope. (cns photo/paul haring)

Who Will Be Pope #266?

March 11, 2013 Michael Severance 0

The entire month since Benedict’s surprise resignation announcement has proven advantageous for dusting off old 2005 flash cards of cardinals and updating database profiles to scrutinize potential papabili, cardinals who are considered to have the […]