Bill Hobbs: Meet the New Pope cokeribbon.gifThere was Pope Classic. Now there is New Pope. I’m not Catholic, nor do I believe the papal system has any basis in the Bible.
Smash: We Have a Pope — WHITE SMOKE billowed out from a stovepipe on the roof of the Sistine Chapel and bells pealed across…
Wizbang – As soon as I saw the white smoke -and well before the new pope was announced- I predicted it would take some moron 2 hours to whine about the choice of pope. and
Wizbang – The white smoke has flowed and the bells have rung. German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was selected as the 265th holy father on the second day of the conclave. He will be known as Pope Benedict XVI. [The 16th]
Outside The Beltway – God’s Rottweiler” arises from the white smoke:
Professor Bainbridge – Reuters’ “gracious” announcement reads: German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the strict defender of Catholic orthodoxy for the past 23 years, was elected Pope on Tuesday despite a widespread assumption he was too old and divisive to win election. Widespread among whom? The left-liberal elites that Reuters reporters hang out with?
The Anchoress – Yesterday, Cardinal Ratzinger closed his very Christ-centered homily thusly: We live out our ministry in this way, as a gift of Christ to humanity! But at this time, above all, we pray with insistence to the Lord, so that after the great gift of Pope John Paul II, he again gives us a pastor according to his own heart, a pastor who guides us to knowledge in Christ, to his love and to true joy. Amen.
Jeff Jarvis – Cardinal Ratzinger issued his attack against “relativism” as the cardinals went into their conclave. Of course, one can easily turn that around and say that he was merely defending orthodoxy — his orthodoxy: “We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism that has at its highest goal one’s own ego and one’s own desires,” Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger told his fellow electors….
Michelle Malkin – Go see her , she has a good round up of sites.