Saturday, February 21, 2009

Stand By for Text

While The World Waits (Just A Bit Longer) for the Big One, a tad of news has popped up from another highly-awaited vacancy....

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