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The Traditions and History Behind the “White Smoke Over the Vatican”

The Traditions and History Behind the “White Smoke Over the Vatican” Originally written in 2005 for the Notre Dame Graduate School at Christendom College This year, 2005 A.D., saw an election of a new pope and traditionally, when white smoke … Continue reading

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More from Rome; Who is your Favorite Papabile?

More was the theme of the weekend in Rome.  There are more pilgrims, more media and on Saturday the local firefighters added more pipe to extend the Sistine Chapel chimney so the smoke could be cheap articles more visible to … Continue reading

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Buona Sera from Rome

Buona sera from Rome.  We finally have all the voting Cardinals here and at the end of their first full day of meetings they announced a date for the start of the Conclave.  On Tuesday they begin to select a successor to … Continue reading

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