Stand By for Text
In preparation for the appointment of the ninth archbishop of St Louis, in recent days the Gateway City Roundhouse unveiled a first-of-its-kind alert system that'll beam the name of the chosen via text message on whatever day the announcement is made at Roman Noon -- or, as it's known in the "Rome of the West," 5am.
Smart phones. Brilliant move.
That said, the timing of the venture's rollout (eight full months after Archbishop Raymond Burke was tapped to serve as the church's "chief justice") might be something to ponder...
...and for now, let's just leave it at that.
As always, more to come, so just stay tuned. And, most importantly, gang, relax.
PHOTO: Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis/Bettina Woolbright