As the whole world knows, the college of Cardinals is gathered in Rome to choose the Church’s next Pope, which could happen as early as tomorrow.
As only a few people in the world know, Wyoming Catholic College’s Board of Directors is gathered in Denver to choose the College’s next president, which could also happen as early as tomorrow.
At a dinner tonight, I expressed my pleasure at the thought that both events could take place on the same day. “Will there be white smoke when the new president is chosen?,” someone asked humorously.
“Oh yes,” the current president responded at once, flourishing a pack of cigarettes: “White enough!”