Choosing the Pope

So the “conclave” has continued. The creator of the website, “Canon Law Made Easy”, Cathy Caridi, J.C.L., “is an American canon lawyer who practices law and teaches in Rome. She founded this website to provide clear answers to canonical questions asked by ordinary Catholics, without employing all the mysterious legalese that canon lawyers know and love.” [1]
She talks about what will happen at this conclave and never quotes the Bible because I would suggest this is all very unbiblical. She also stated.” Note that the law permits the cardinals to set the start-date a few days later, but it does not permit them to set it earlier. At the moment, therefore, since Pope Benedict’s resignation is effective the evening of February 28, the conclave by law cannot start any sooner than March 16. The cardinals do not have the authority to change this date: only the current Pope does, and thus far he has not done so.” On March 8th, Time magazine, along with other media outlets however, stated that “Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope”. [2] Ms. Caridi seems to need to work on her canon law.
Meanwhile, Catholics and the media, (is the mainstream media that has been breathless waiting for every development in Rome, officially Catholic? Oh that’s right, it is strictly unbiased and just interested in the truth) have been waiting for the right coloured smoke out of the papal chimney. In other news, Catholics and others have been waiting much longer for the Roman Catholic Church to come clean on sexual crimes by priests and many other instances of serious wrongdoing. Oh yes, as of the time of writing, reportedly the right coloured smoke has appeared but the new head of this organization is not yet known.

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