Habemus Papam! We have a pope! At 7:06 pm in Rome white smoke poured out of the chimney on the Sistine Chapel. We had been to morning Mass and after were celebrating Fr. Paul's birthday when the news came in. The room quickly cleared as everyone rushed off to see the announcement of the new Holy Father. We laughed that Fr. Paul got a pope for his birthday.
"The modern mind will accept nothing on authority, but will accept anything on no authority. Say that the Bible or the Pope says so and it will be dismissed without further examination. But preface your remark with “I think I heard somewhere,” or, try but fail to remember the name of some professor who might have said “such-and-such,” and it will be immediately accepted as an unshakable fact."-G.K. Chesterton