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Katie van Schaijik

Beauty ever ancient, ever new

Mar. 13, 2013, at 11:36am

I posted this at the Ricochet member feed today:

One among many stunning features of the papal conclave I can't help noting with awe and gratitude is the harmonious marriage of antiquity and modernity it represents. I mean, you've got people all over the world watching for smoke signals  from the Cistine Chapel on their TVs and laptops and iPhones. Think about that.

You have the sacred oath of secrecy and you have the electronic sweeps to make sure there are no hidden listening devices. You have remarkable, highly-educated and accomplished men of our own day and age, from all races and cultures and continents, appearing in those black robes with red sashes and gold crosses that have been

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