Skip to comments.Cardinal O’Malley: ‘Difficult to forecast’ pope’s successor
Posted on 02/28/2013 12:38:58 PM PST by BlatherNaut
Cardinal Sean OMalley said he and the worlds other cardinals are still trying to learn more about their colleagues before choosing Pope Benedict XVIs successor, he told reporters in Rome today.
Youre faced with a number of choices, but I dont think any of us have gone in saying, This is who I would vote for, OMalley said at a press conference. We are still in a process of discernment and prayer and trying to learn more.
We all recognize their talent and their goodness and competence.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
There is a saying in Rome: “He who enters the conclave as a possible pope comes out a cardinal.”
I think it’s going to be Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan from California. Bet on it.
I think its going to be Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan from California. Bet on it.This is reason enough why I don't want Dolan.
He is the Archbishop of New York, not California. He was Archbishop of Milwaukee.
Good, but no Raymond Cardinal Burke!
Indeed. Sorry about that.
No problem. I certainly don’t know who its going to be, mostly because the College is overwhelmingly European, Italian, specifically.
Ultimately, only God knows, and he isn’t telling.
I seriously doubt an American cardinal will be chosen for Pope anytime in the near future. A society that elevates the likes of Barack Obama to near godlike status isn’t exactly a paragon of spiritual vitality.
.....Rather it is now again a missionary field.
That it is...
The only good thing I see right now with the elevating of Barack Obama to a “godlike” status is that it is taking folks like a Bob Woodward to try “lesson” that so-called status with challenging it.
Given the world today
Im banking PC pick
Do not be surprised if a “global south” cardinal gets elected. It remains to be seen.
With a number of conservative cardinals appointed by B16, bank on a conservative.
I’m going out on a limb.. Just a hunch.
...Lingayen-Dagupan Emeritus Archbishop Oscar Cruz on Tuesday said that Tagle had an equal chance like any other cardinal.Tagle also has a Facebook page that looks very popular: https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopTagle
Also, Cruz did not see Tagle's age as a stumbling block. When John Paul II was elected pope, he was 58 at that time.
Tagle, at 55, is the second youngest member of the College of Cardinals.
He [Tagle] is a very powerful fellow, humble and good. I havent seen him mad, he is always smiling, so I think hes good, Cruz concluded. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/297070/news/nation/college-of-cardinals-may-be-open-to-tagle-as-next-pope-church-law-professor-says
.....And even they may not even be the ones likely chosen to be Pope.
Consider also the global south because the Church has grown bigtime.
Overall, it is all in God’s hands.
I said he’d be a good POPE, not a good PRESIDENT!
So you wouldn’t mind Pope Dolan hamming it up with Obama in the Vatican, like he does now as a Cardinal??
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With the way Donald Cardinal Wuerl has been seeking interviews from whomever, he may even exit as a crow rather than a cardinal.
I’m for Tagle or Burke. That pretty much means it won’t be either of them.