A man goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having a nightmare; the man wakes him and asks his son if he is okay. The son replies he is scared because he dreamed that Aunt Lisa had died. The father assures the son that Aunt Lisa is fine and sends him to bed. The next day, Aunt Lisa dies. One week later, the man again goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having another nightmare; the man again wakes his son. The son this time says that he had dreamed that his grandfather had died. The father assures the son that his grandfather is fine and sends him to bed. The next day, the grandfather dies. One week later, the man again goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having another nightmare; the man again wakes his son. The son this time says that he had dreamed that dad had died. The father assures the son that he is okay and sends the boy to bed. The man goes to bed but cannot sleep because he is so terrified. The next day, the man is scared for his life -- he is sure he's going to die. After dressing he drives very cautiously to work. He doesn't eat lunch because he is scared of choking. He avoids everyone because he's sure he will somehow be killed. He jumps at every noise and hides for most of the day under his desk. Upon walking in his front door at the end of the day, he see his wife. "Good God, Dear," he proclaims, "I've just had the worst day of my entire life!" She responds, "You think your day was bad, the UPS man dropped dead on the doorstep this morning."
(SHALL WE PRAY)LOL
Thirteen percent of adults -- mostly men -- have done this at least once.
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ELECTING THE NEXT POPE
Here's a handy
graphic from the Wall Street Journal.
Conclaves were installed
centuries ago in order to rid the voting process from outside influence. This
week's will be the tenth since 1903.
The conclave to elect the
next pope will begin Tuesday as Cardinals enter Sistine Chapel after celebrating
a pre-conclave Mass.
A total of 115 cardinals
will be involved in the process of choosing the new pope.
Only cardinals under the
age of 80 at the time of Benedict XVI's official resignation being eligible to
While some papal elections
centuries back lasted years, conclaves held in the past century have wrapped up
in two to five days.
The March 12 start gives
cardinals time to choose a new pope before the March 24 beginning of Holy
The cardinals can vote up
to four times a day with breaks for prayer if the process extends beyond a few
In order to become the new
pontiff, a candidate must secure two-thirds support — in this case 77 votes.
If a round of voting comes
up short, ballots are burned and black smoke rises from a stovepipe installed at
The public knows when a
new pontiff has been selected because white smoke rises from the chimney and the
basilica's bells toll.