"Conclave Bloggers" are no doubt in abundance as the media has swarmed to Rome to cover the papal election, but I thought I'd leave a couple of links here to blogs that I am following.
John Vennari, editor of
Catholic Family News, is in Rome updating at least
daily on his Conclave Blog. Besides the news directly coming from the
Cardinals, Mr. Vennari offers interesting video journaling of his time
in Rome, pertinent articles written by himself or his colleagues, with a
little humor thrown in too.
Another interesting site is The Remnant Online where that newspaper's editor, Mr. Michael Matt, also reports from Rome.
besides excellent articles, Rorate Cæli offers a most useful calendar
with dates and times the actual voting will take place.
Here is the live feed of the ChimneyCam:
importantly though, as Father reminded the faithful last night at our
chapel's votive Mass for the Election of a Pope, pray and do penance--as
though in our own Conclave, the world shut out for a time--in these
vital hours and days ahead.
From the traditional Collect in the votive Mass for the Election of a Pope:
O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless mercy Thou wouldst grant the most Holy Roman Church
a pontiff, who by his zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his
good government may be ever honored by Thy people for the glory of Thy
name. Through Our Lord Jesus Thy Son Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.
V. Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
R. Pray for us who have recourse to thee!
St. Pius V, pray for us.
St. Pius X, pray for us.