Papabile of the day: Today's papabile, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, refused to abandon Catholics in Iraq in 2003, even when bombs flew.
Rome dispatch: Until Wednesday, the cardinals from the United States were talking to the press every day. Now they're no longer allowed.
Rome dispatch: After four meetings, the cardinals still have not decided on a start date for the conclave. Meanwhile, SNAP has listed 12 cardinals that should not be elected pope.
John Allen in Rome: Was Ratzinger really Ratzinger eight years ago? That is, was he the consensus front-runner, or is this revisionist history based on the benefit of hindsight?
Papabile of the day: For cardinals who see continuity as key, their candidate might be "the little Ratzinger," Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera.
Q and A: Cardinal John Onaiyekan, a leading African intellectual who loves being center of attention, discusses the conclave and Africa's situation.
Rome dispatch: Cardinal Christoph Schönborn spoke at a memorial service for a Hungarian martyr, which he says shows "what is really important."
Rome dispatch: Vatican workers are preparing the Sistine Chapel for the conclave, but so far the cardinals have not yet discussed a date.
Comments made Monday by Chicago Cardinal Francis George regarding a global "zero tolerance" policy for priests who sexually abuse children do not go far enough, a victims' advocacy group said Tuesday.
John Allen in Rome: The conclave has brought everyone to Rome, including -- of course -- the crazies. Here's a snapshot.