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Secret from the conclave?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles ) | May 15, 2006

American football fans probably noticed this story already, but I confess that I've only just now noticed it.

Possible headlines:

Pope gives offense to Cardinals
Cardinals drafted Pope
Pope was 3rd choice
Pope surrounded by weapons, Cardinals say

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Canismater - May. 16, 2006 11:29 AM ET USA

    When the Pope lines up in the shotgun position THEN someone should worry...

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2006 11:47 PM ET USA

    So are the Dodgers the official team of the USCCB?

  • Posted by: Convert1994 - May. 15, 2006 12:51 PM ET USA

    I am so glad Pope did not come from Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons! Or, if he wanted to play baseball Pope might have attracted interest from the Padres.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - May. 15, 2006 12:41 PM ET USA

    Pope can't help Cardinals defeat Saints.

  • Posted by: - May. 15, 2006 11:03 AM ET USA

    And what about: "Pope should win Cardinals' tight end competition"?!