Thursday, March 7, 2013
March 7, 2013

A cold, damp wind whips through the borgos surrounding the Vatican these days. And they bring ill tidings. Yesterday, the one source of first-hand information about the General Congregation of Cardinals (the private Pre-Conclave show happening behind the Vatican walls) was abruptly cut off. Each afternoon the American Cardinals had been holding a press avail featuring two members of their group. And though no major news was made here, it gave the press and the Cardinals a chance to engage and interact during a confusing time for all. Can anyone say new evangelization? Apparently the candor and the parallel press briefings were too much for some to bear, so they had to go... visit for more.

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