Since attending Notre Dame for graduate school, I’ve been fascinated by the Catholic hierarchy. The last time there was a Conclave, I was just about to take my comprehensive exams, so I really didn’t get to devote much time to the drama. Not much better this time (now it’s my wife who’s about to take her exams), but blogs help me keep up. Here are my favorites:
- Whispers the Loggia: Up-to-the-minute updates on developments during the sede vacante and conclave. Lots of detail on papal discussions, machinations, ritual, and dress.
- Papabile of the Day: Every day the very literate John L. Allen profiles the papabile cardinals. These mini-biographies are fascinating and offer a helpful glimpse into contemporary Catholicism.
- Sweet Sistene bracket