Jimmy’s the man

When should you watch for the Sistine Chapel’s papal election smoke? Check out Jimmy Akin’s blog at the National Catholic Register. Jimmy, who can also be heard on “Catholic Answers Live” radio show, is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining apologists in the Church today. He also shares great low-carb recipes. If Jimmy tells you something, its the straight stuff, and you can take it to the bank. While you’re there, check out the NC Register’s other blogs and stories. It’s an outstanding Catholic newspaper.



Sweet Sistine brackets

Usually we draw out brackets for college basketball in March, but for this upcoming conclave the Religious News Service offers this Sweet Sistine Update: Round of Elite Eight Eminences.

Go there now and fill out your bracket. Voting will close March 6 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time in the United States.


How to Become Pope

I first saw this on Father John Zuhlsdorf’s blog, “What does the prayer really say,” at He’s awesome. Go visit the House of Z after you’ve seen the video.