150 lucky, crazy bloggers with passports have been invited to Rome for an official conference with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications at the beginning of May. In a totally subjective but apparently effective process, they narrowed it down from the 750 applications they got, trying to pick a nice variety of folks. (And wow, if I’d known the odds were about 1 in 7, I’d have submitted a few people whom I suspect have passports. The Catholic blogosphere is apparently a humble and/or poor and/or undervacationed bunch.)
Anyway, it appears that the Crescat is indeed finally going to get to go to Rome, which shows that Icelandic volcanoes erupt in mysterious ways — or as Sayers put it in The Nine Tailors, that Providence looks out for our little harmless pleasures as well as our serious necessities.
There’s also going to be a blognic (blogger/reader picnic/party/meeting) in Rome for anybody who happens to be hanging around, which is being run by Hilary White. So anybody who’s vacationing or pilgrimage-ing in Rome, there you go.
Let’s pray for all the lucky bloggers, at the meeting or otherwise, that they have a good and fruitful trip to Rome!
For those staying home, a list of discussion points for the bishops’ upcoming synod on the New Evangelization. Check it out!