Tuesday, April 19, 2005

White Smoke

I just got out of the conclave, checked my messages, read Xui's piece, and returned a few very important calls.

I'm thinking about resigning because the election results didn't go my way. I stupidly thought the church might benefit by promoting the idea that redemption happens through acceptance and change.

Also, I lost 25 cents in a bet I shouldn't have made.

11 Added Something:

Blogger cloudy quipped...

White smoke. I would like to know what that Cardinal College was smoking. Back to the drawing board.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Chuy quipped...

I wish you would have told me you were part of the Conclave, I wouldn't have worried about why you weren't posting new entries on your blog.

But alas, I can't be too hard on you because I share you frustration with the election results. Is there any chance for a recount?

The only good thing about Pope Benedict XVI is that he's 78. Pope JPII was 84 when he died. I'm just sayin'...

Question: who did you vote for, Kathy? Can you share any Cardinal gossip? Tell as much as you can.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:02:00 PM  
Blogger York quipped...

maybe this is obvious, but why didn't he stick with "Ratzinger?"

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Chuy quipped...

I found this info on the interweb. The interweb never lies:

As the newly elected pope accepts his new role, it is tradition for him to select a new name. This papal tradition dates to 533 and the election of Pope John II, whose birth name was Mercurius, according to the Catholic Encyclopedia. Mercurius is derived from Mercury, a pagan Roman god. Believing that a successor of St. Peter should not carry a name belonging to a pagan religion, Mercurius chose to change his name upon his election to honor a previous pope.

While some that followed John II chose to retain their original name, it soon became commonplace for new popes to choose a new moniker. The name change also symbolizes the new life that the new pope is entering as the head of the Catholic Church. Typically, the new pope selects the name of his favorite Saint or a former pope whom he admires.

John Paul II chose his name to honor his predecessor, John Paul I, who died just 33 days after being elected pope. John Paul I chose his name to honor predecessors Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 4:27:00 PM  
Anonymous eddie quipped...

i read that Pope Ratzinger-Benedict XVI (a.k.a. God's Rottweiler) has a Nazi past. perhaps this explains the "white smoke." im just sayin'...

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 4:31:00 PM  
Anonymous robin quipped...

those men of the cloth sure wear nice accessories. [i just took a look at the picture on xui's blog] For casual Fridays, they just might be interested in something like indra's road kill scarf - ya never know.


Tuesday, April 19, 2005 6:17:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy quipped...

Chu -- I was in a different conclave, but like the Vatican one, there are secrecy issues, and I can’t tell you what happened. (Elias was in town.)

I agree that there must be some strategy in choosing such an old guy. But still, they would have impressed the f’ing s--- out of me if they had made a more radical choice right now.

I heard that each cardinal is issued a pope uniform just in case. Any one of them has to be prepared to emerge as the winner. The other guys (the losers) have to get rid of their uniforms, and I don't think you'll find them on e-bay (ok, Robin).

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 6:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous quipped...

is the new agency for real?

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 4:54:00 PM  
Anonymous supermosca quipped...

okay i could say negative things- but all i have to say is i'm not surprised and I will choose to hope:
hope means clarifying benadicts past- he was drafted into the Nazi armed forces and deserted-- while in the seminary- his father was staunch anti-nazi-- hope means this guy risked his life because he knew the Nazi's were wrong and in the 60's was liberal until the friggin hippes scared him into a conservative

hope means:that he live up to his name- St. benedict came from nobility and gave it all up and instead chose to live like the poor and was a pacifist.

on the other hand: Benedicts are all about obedience and hard work

WHO AM I KIDDING- conservative bastard- well he is 74.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 5:21:00 PM  
Anonymous supermosca quipped...

There are progressive Xtians doing good work

check out:

www.sojo.net, www.jesuitvolunteers.org,

i'm just saying . . .

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 5:47:00 PM  
Blogger Dirty Dan Sin quipped...

You voted for me didn't you? I appreciate the support.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 9:37:00 PM  

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