I just watched the swearing in of the Cardinals before the conclave. It's the first thing that I've watched since Pope Benedict's departure from Rome. I didn't think that it would affect me like it did. There was something so portentous in the image of their hands on the Bible.
Whenever I see the Church gathered for anything, whether it be a conclave, or the funeral of a saintly person like Mother Teresa, or a papal audience, and think about all the empty blabbering devoted to the topic of diversity, I just laugh. This is true unity in diversity, and nothing else on earth is like it.
So, now we wait.