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Anthony Bevilacqua

Blogger Rocco Palmo uncovers Vatican secrets — all from his basement in Philly

Blogger Rocco Palmo uncovers Vatican secrets — all from his basement in Philly

A 28-year-old guy living in his parents' basement in South Philadelphia just might be one of the foremost experts on the Archdiocese of Baltimore, if not the whole American Catholic Church.

Rocco Palmo facetiously calls himself "The Church Whisperer," and over the past six years, his blog has become a must-read for ecclesiastical insiders. After starting with just three readers a few days before Christmas in 2004, Palmo has built up a audience of roughly 500,000 unique visitors each month. When he attends church conferences, he's treated like a rock star. Archbishops line up to shake his hand.

His most recent scoop occurred last week when Baltimore's own Archbishop...

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