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Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Sistine Awaits

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The Sistine Awaits

(ROME) Like the song says—no, there’s really not much news to tell you. The conclave is all set. Tomorrow is the big day. Solemn Mass will be offered at 10 am in St Peter’s by the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Angelo Cardinal Sodano.

In the press briefing today, Father Lombardi said it would be a “Latin Mass” accompanied by the music of Palestrina. He indicated also that it would be no longer than 2 hours in duration.

The cardinals will enter the Sistine Chapel at 4:30, and there will be a vote. However, Father Lombardi suggested that we should expect black smoke tomorrow.

So, here in Rome it is time to wait and pray that Christ our King will lead the princes of the Church and that Mary Our Queen will intervene on behalf of the most faithful prince of the Church, a man who will have the grace and the courage to do what must be done: clean out the stables, exorcise the devils, banish the wolves, and restore holiness to the See of Peter.

Veni Creator Spiritus!

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Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.