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Cardinal O’Malley: ‘Difficult to forecast’ pope’s successor
BostonHerald.com ^ | 2/28/13 | Matt Stout

Posted on 02/28/2013 12:38:58 PM PST by BlatherNaut

Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he and the world’s other cardinals are still “trying to learn more” about their colleagues before choosing Pope Benedict XVI’s successor, he told reporters in Rome today.

“You’re faced with a number of choices, but I don’t think any of us have gone in saying, ‘This is who I would vote for,’” O’Malley 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.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: cardinalomalley; conclave

1 posted on 02/28/2013 12:39:02 PM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut

There is a saying in Rome: “He who enters the conclave as a possible pope comes out a cardinal.”


2 posted on 02/28/2013 12:42:21 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: BlatherNaut

I think it’s going to be Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan from California. Bet on it.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 12:43:04 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Photo of Dolan. He is also fighting 0bama on the contraceptive mandate of 0bamacare. From what I've read, he is a good man and would be a great Pope!:


4 posted on 02/28/2013 12:46:07 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Think again.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2990320/posts

5 posted on 02/28/2013 12:48:41 PM PST by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
I think it’s going to be Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan from California. Bet on it.
This is reason enough why I don't want Dolan.
6 posted on 02/28/2013 12:52:03 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
Isn't it a given that Popes want guns off the streets? Thanks for the link though.. He at least is standing up for Catholicism and fighting against the mandate. I do have a feeling he is going to be the next Pope, I am sticking to that prediction, ideal or not.
7 posted on 02/28/2013 1:01:27 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

He is the Archbishop of New York, not California. He was Archbishop of Milwaukee.

Good, but no Raymond Cardinal Burke!


8 posted on 02/28/2013 1:22:29 PM PST by SpirituTuo
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To: SpirituTuo

Indeed. Sorry about that.


9 posted on 02/28/2013 1:26:38 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 1:32:43 PM PST by SpirituTuo
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 1:45:15 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

.....Rather it is now again a missionary field.


12 posted on 02/28/2013 1:47:38 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

That it is...


13 posted on 02/28/2013 1:48:13 PM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

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.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 1:51:45 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: BlatherNaut

Given the world today

Im banking PC pick


15 posted on 02/28/2013 1:58:19 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: BlatherNaut
Although Cardinal Tagle is only 55 and most likely too young to be considered, he sure has tons of charisma. I noticed today that he was the only cardinal (that I saw) that BXVI "initiated" conversation with when the cardinals were all (one-by-one) greeting and saying goodbye to BXVI. Cardinal Tagle, however, has a full series on YouTube of the "Highlights of Vatican II," which might signal the TLM wouldn't be emphasized during his reign, but read about him at this link if you like. There are many positive qualities that surround him. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2991824/posts
16 posted on 02/28/2013 2:23:58 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: mlizzy

Do not be surprised if a “global south” cardinal gets elected. It remains to be seen.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 2:25:35 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: wardaddy

With a number of conservative cardinals appointed by B16, bank on a conservative.


18 posted on 02/28/2013 2:27:12 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ScottinVA

I’m going out on a limb.. Just a hunch.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 2:55:28 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
It won't be Cdl. Dolan, or any other American. My guesses are Bagnasco, Scola (Italy), Ouellet (Canada), Ranjith (Sri Lanka), or Cañizares-Llovera (Spain).
20 posted on 02/28/2013 3:07:07 PM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Biggirl
Cardinal Tagle would fit in that block! :) I found another article written today about him:
...Lingayen-Dagupan Emeritus Archbishop Oscar Cruz on Tuesday said that Tagle had an equal chance like any other cardinal.

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 haven’t seen him mad, he is always smiling, so I think he’s 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
Tagle also has a Facebook page that looks very popular: https://www.facebook.com/ArchbishopTagle

As you say, "It remains to be seen." Prayers continue.
21 posted on 02/28/2013 3:14:08 PM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Campion

.....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.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 3:54:46 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
You've got to be joking, right? Inviting Obama to the Al Smith dinner, weeks before the presidential election, was no different than a high school girl accepting a prom date with the jock who had raped her a week earlier.
23 posted on 02/28/2013 4:20:26 PM PST by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide

I said he’d be a good POPE, not a good PRESIDENT!


24 posted on 02/28/2013 4:43:22 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

So you wouldn’t mind Pope Dolan hamming it up with Obama in the Vatican, like he does now as a Cardinal??


25 posted on 02/28/2013 5:17:15 PM PST by ebb tide
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To: BlatherNaut
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26 posted on 02/28/2013 5:19:51 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SeekAndFind

With the way Donald Cardinal Wuerl has been seeking interviews from whomever, he may even exit as a crow rather than a cardinal.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 8:04:27 PM PST by ebb tide
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To: mlizzy

I’m for Tagle or Burke. That pretty much means it won’t be either of them.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 5:56:12 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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