Can you imagine the implications if we really believed that? Pros And Cons, RECROP OF VAT114 - In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Mons. ”It is not my intention however to forbid, during the period in which the See is vacant, the exchange of views concerning the election,” Pope St. John Paul II wrote in the document's same section. The point is we’re all brothers & sisters who should treat each other with immense dignity and respect. Exclusive: Dolan sends book on 'The Next Pope' to cardinals around the world Rome — New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has forwarded copies of a book that suggests qualities desirable in a future pope to cardinals across the globe, in an apparent break with the longstanding practice that the Catholic Church’s highest prelates refrain from publicly lobbying for possible candidates for the papacy. “The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission”, by George Weigel, is published by Ignatius Press. Cardinal Dolan: Three challenges for the next pope. Cardinal Dolan urges remembrance of persecuted Christians at Christmas December 19, 2020 CNA Daily News News Briefs 0 Print CNA Staff, Dec 19, 2020 / 03:01 pm ( CNA ).- 5 years ago | 0 view. “I hope you believe me, and I hope you believe I’m not being dismissive: you always look for somebody that reminds you of Jesus,’’ he said Sunday, speaking to reporters after celebrating Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan laughs as he holds a press conference on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Eckhoff Conference Room next to the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis. Cardinal Dolan: Three challenges for the next pope - YouTube What is acedia, how do you pronounce it, and why does this priest tweet about it? Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York has responded to questions about the denial of Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden last Sunday. Cardinal Timothy Dolan talks about his time with Pope Benedict XVI and how he may vote during conclave as a "rookie." Dolan has held his own in the humor department with the likes of Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, and he can slap backs and swap jokes in the press room with the best of them. Exclusive: Dolan sends book on ‘The Next Pope’ to cardinals around the world. Predicting who will be elected the next pope when the College of Cardinals convenes in a papal conclave in early March is far more difficult than predicting the next President. Catholic News, George Weigel, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Ignatius Press. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan laughs as he holds a press conference on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Eckhoff Conference Room next to the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis. The pope contacted Timothy Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of New York, Tuesday saying New Yorkers were in his prayers in a special way as the city remains … From LifeSiteNews:. NEW YORK (RNS) Walk the streets of Manhattan, especially around St. Patrick's Cathedral, and ask passersby about Cardinal Timothy Dolan and two things stand out: one, they know who you're talking about, and two, they like him. New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan discusses being in the conclave and the selection of Pope Francis, as well as his first impressions of the new pontiff. Playing next. Top Three HR Challenges For The Next Decade. So if anyone was struck ‘speechless’ by Cardinal Dolan ‘sending’ them a book, they ought to look again at his letter and read it accurately this time.”. I don't recall anyone making such a silly criticism when Peter Hebblethwaite and Luigi Accattoli wrote books about the future of the papacy during the pontificate of John Paul II.”. There was not a 'dry eye in the house' at the Sistine Chapel the moment when former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the next pope, with the 115 cardinals … Both responses are unusual in the U.S. today: Generally, Catholic churchmen are either interchangeable faces to the public, or, if they are known, it's because of an unflattering headline. All rights reserved. America already has an outsize role -- now give them the papacy, too? In 2004, writer Paul Elie characterized his book as “a polemic against what Hebblethwaite....saw as the interminable misrule of John Paul II.”. So maybe this time is different? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2020 . While the National Catholic Reporter said the letter was “an apparent break with the longstanding practice that the Catholic Church's highest prelates refrain from publicly lobbying for possible candidates for the papacy,” Brumley disagreed. Denver Newsroom, Jul 14, 2020 / 06:30 pm (CNA).- … Follow. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. We provide news about the Church and the world, as seen through the teachings of the Catholic Church. New York Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Grimm says that if he had a say in choosing the next pope, he would support Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York. Of his book, Weigel said “I hope it helps facilitate just that kind of reasoned, prudent discussion,” even while its focus is a set of broad reflections on the life and mission of the papacy, and the Church. Denver Newsroom, Jul 14, 2020 / 06:30 pm (CNA).- … Library. 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Predicting who will be elected the next pope when the College of Cardinals convenes in a papal conclave in early March is far more difficult than predicting the next President. “It’s not uncommon for Catholic publishers to send books to Catholic leaders, including cardinals and bishops. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, released the following statement today following President Trump’s signing of the Covid-19 relief act. The Italian newspaper, Il Messaggero is reporting today that there is talk about the town that newly-made Cardinal Dolan is one of the papabili, that is, “pope able.” The 69-year-old disciple was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was President of the United States Conference of … Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York sent a controversial book to all his fellow cardinals. As 115 cardinal electors gather in the Vatican to choose the next pope, only a few are considered pontiff material. “‘The Next Pope’ suggests an agenda for the Catholic future, viewed through the prism of the Office of Peter. Yes, this is supposed to sink any Yankee candidate since the U.S. is a superpower that leaves a huge -- and often unpopular -- cultural, political, and military footprint around the world. While he got the requisite degree in theology, Dolan's main post-graduate work was in church history, and that is the approach he brings to his writings and his ministry. Browse more videos. The Next Pope is a thinly veiled attack against Pope Francis. PRO: He has pastoral experience in a large diocese. The point is we’re all brothers & sisters who should treat each other with immense dignity and respect. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA, Denver Newsroom, Jul 14, 2020 / 06:30 pm MT (, : The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission, Cardinal Re claims Cardinal Zen is at odds with John Paul II, Benedict XVI on China, German cardinal thanks Pope Francis for his letter’s call to conversion, Cardinal Pell thanks Pope Francis after Cardinal Becciu resigns, 2021 EWTN lineup will see new arrivals, some departures. In his remarks to CNA, Weigel questioned a description from the National Catholic Reporter of cardinals, who were not named in the report, left “speechless” that they had been sent the book. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. "Crazy people cannot enter the conclave.". And on the "Today" show on Monday, host Matt Lauer asked Dolan if he could vote for himself in the conclave. Have you read the encyclical from Pope Francis ? It’s on fraternity & friendship. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho). The 69-year-old disciple was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2010 to 2013. When you subscribe to the CNA UPDATE, we'll send you a daily email with links to the news you need. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan says he has a simpler, albeit perhaps even tougher, criterion: he wants the next pope to be like Jesus. Here are some of the pluses and minuses on Dolan's candidacy: PRO: He's an American. Talk about making an impression! Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 - the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. Weigel told CNA that the book, while titled “The Next Pope,” does not actually discuss the next papal conclave. (Tim Townsend of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch contributed to this report). As I indicated previously, Cardinal Dolan didn't send them my book; Ignatius Press sent them my book and the cardinal kindly provided a cover letter thanking Ignatius Press for making the book available to the College of Cardinals. “It’s silly to assert this, if someone bothers to read the letter—which is really just a short note from Cardinal Dolan expressing gratitude to Ignatius Press for sending the book to the college—and if someone bothers to read the book, which says nothing about candidates or the next conclave or anything like that.”. Encyclical from Pope Francis. The National Catholic Register's Ed Pentin also will publish a book this summer entitled “The Next Pope.” That book, like Allen's, but unlike Weigel's, mentions specific possible candidates for the papal office. ... Cardinal Dolan could not be reached for comment before publication. Have you read the encyclical from Pope Francis ? Cardinal Dolan the Next Pope?! Can you imagine the implications if we really believed that? Meet 13 of the top contenders. Log in. Posted on February 18, 2012 by Deacon Bob. PRO and CON: Dolan has a track record on dealing with sex abuse, and it is as contested as that of any churchman who has headed a diocese at any point in the last 30 years. Cardinal Dolan completed a three year term as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in November, 2013. The question is whether Benedict qualifies as an ectomorph or an endomorph. 646-794-2997. joseph.zwilling@archny.org. "No," Dolan answered. Those books are not the only contribution to the genre of Church analysis, to which Weigel's book belongs, or of papal prognistication, to which Weigel's book does not. Report. As he has since Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on Feb. 11, Cardinal Dolan, 63, played down the idea that he might himself be chosen as the next pope. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. The author, George Weigel, is a right-wing Catholic author who works for an ultra-conservative advocacy group. Hebblethwaite was a Vatican correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. The author, George Weigel, is a right-wing Catholic author who works for an ultra-conservative advocacy group. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Joseph Zwilling. The bookies seem to agree, making Tagle a +400 favorite to succeed Pope Francis. The National Catholic Reporter said that a 1996 policy on the election of a pope, promulgated by Pope St. John Paul II in Universi Dominici Gregis, “expressly forbids cardinals from discussing possible papal successors.”. Posted on February 18, 2012 by Deacon Bob. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who some say is in line to become the next pope, says he would like to see a pontiff with the aura of Jesus. The newly-appointed Dean of the College of Cardinals purportedly sent a letter to cardinals... German Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki thanked Pope Francis for ‘fearlessly’ calling Catholics in... Cardinal George Pell thanked Pope Francis Friday following the dramatic resignation of Vatican... George Weigel. 5:24. Papal Odds: 5 “Sleeper Picks” to Become Pope Cardinal Timothy Dolan (+1400) The current Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan is known for his conservative views. (You can look it up: Pius IX to Leo XIII to Pius X, so it goes.) PRO: He has Roman experience in that he studied at the Pontifical North American College in Rome -- the seminary overlooking the Vatican where bishops send their best and brightest. Suggestions to the contrary are either ignorant (meaning someone hasn't read the book) or malicious (meaning someone has an agenda),” Weigel said July 14. What Dolan has not yet addressed is the possibility that he may be a candidate when the conclave of cardinals meets to pick the next pope in March. At Catholic News Agency, our team is committed to reporting the truth with courage, integrity, and fidelity to our faith. Important conversations are happening now. It's a shame that some people are evidently content to leave the discussion at that level.”. Will Cardinal Timothy Dolan Be The Next Pope? 08/28/18: 69 Pope Francis met on Monday with Australian Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's former economy minister who has returned to Rome after the firing of an Italian cardinal whom Pell had accused of obstructing financial reform. But even if it were uncommon, there is nothing scandalous about it,” Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press, told CNA, after a July 14 report from the National Catholic Reporter said that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan had sent the book, entitled “The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission,” to cardinals. Today is National Voter Registration Day! Many cardinals feel the church needs a pope who has been a pastor, and who knows how to run a multimillion-dollar, multinational operation like the Vatican. The same everyman exuberance that endears him to the hoi polloi can strike the stodgier College of Cardinals as sophomoric. Accattoli was a long-time Vatican journalist, retired in 2008, who wrote several books on the state and needs of the Church during the pontificates of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. While the cardinal electors were intensely praying and choosing the next pope, they were utterly unaware of the huge crowds waiting outside braving the rain and whether the smoke really worked, said Cardinal Dolan. Watch fullscreen. Compare that to Dolan on "60 Minutes" about arriving in New York: "They asked me when I got here, 'Are you Cardinals, Mets, Brewers, or Yankees?' Denver Newsroom, Jul 14, 2020 / 06:30 pm ().-The publisher of a new book by papal biographer George Weigel said Tuesday that it sent Weigel’s latest text to Catholic cardinals as a matter of course, and that it often sends newly published books to Catholic leaders. "For the first time, an American will get taken seriously as a possibility," said John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter. Now Dolan's extraordinary visibility and popularity are being cited as factors that could make him the first American with a realistic shot at being elected pope when the College of Cardinals gathers in March to elect a successor to Benedict XVI. 08/28/18: 69 Cardinal Dolan: Three challenges for the next pope. Search for: Recent Updates. 646-794-2996 In 2002, noted Vatican journalist John Allen published “Conclave,” which looked at how cardinal electors might weigh the factors that go into choosing a papal candidate, and that offered a list of 20 likely candidates for the office. “I could be the next … The bottom line? Part of HuffPost Religion. The book “draws lessons from the papacies of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, each of whom I have known personally and with each of whom I have been in serious conversation,” Weigel said. "The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission", by George Weigel, is published by Ignatius Press. It certainly isn’t uncommon for us. I’ll talk more about that tomorrow. As an American who has never headed a Vatican department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the archbishop of New York, is considered a dark horse to succeed the pope, but speculation continues. Tagle became the 32nd Archbishop of Manila in 2011 before being made a cardinal one year later. “The College of Cardinals has not met as a group since February 2014. “A ‘speechless’ cardinal may be something of an ontological impossibility, and in any event these ‘speechless’ cardinals seemed to find their voices when they wanted to. And I said, 'When it comes to baseball, I think I can be pro-choice.'". Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York has responded to questions about the denial of Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden last Sunday. But is that what tradition demands this time? The book takes up Pope Francis's invitation in Evangelii Gaudium to think about what it would mean for the Church to be ‘permanently in mission,’ and the book suggests how the Bishop of Rome can empower others (including bishops, priests, religious, and laity) to be the missionary disciples they were baptized to be,” the author added. The letter said “I am grateful to Ignatius Press for making this important reflection on the future of the Church available to the College of Cardinals.”. "My first pastoral letter's gonna be a condemnation of light beer and instant mashed potatoes," he quipped after being named to Gotham. Jul 14, 2020, by Joshua J. McElwee, NC Reporter. Yes, this is still seen as a deal-breaker for the conclave voters, who overwhelmingly represent other parts of the world, namely Europe and Latin America and Africa. Jul 14, 2020, by Joshua J. McElwee, NC Reporter. But as an American, Dolan is also well known to other churchmen; he travels frequently to Rome (and to other parts of the world) and he brings with him the deep pockets of the American church. A leading Vaticanist predicts that Pope Francis’ successor will be a “more conservative” pope. NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Cardinal Dolan joins worshippers for the 17th Way Of The Cross onApril 06, 2012 in New York City. That works well for the flock, but the cardinals often want a pope who has impressive theological credentials -- an intellectual who doesn't come off as an egghead. Tags: Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York sent a controversial book to all his fellow cardinals. Or that the book is politicking for a candidate for the next conclave,” Brumley told CNA. Talk about making an impression! The publisher of a new book by papal biographer George Weigel said Tuesday that it sent Weigel’s latest text to Catholic cardinals as a matter of course, and that it often sends newly published books to Catholic leaders. Denver Newsroom, Jul 14, 2020 / 06:30 pm MT (CNA).-. WILD CARD: Dolan is the Chris Christie of the College of Cardinals, a plus-size prelate who likes to make jokes about his weight and penchant for pasta. I believe this time would be formative for Dolan to take on the “smell of the sheep” as Pope Francis has urged the clergy to do. Often love him. Pros And Cons. Weigel also rejected the suggestion, made by some critics, that it is inappropriate to discuss the future of the papacy, or consider possible courses of papal action to address the Church’s needs, while a pope is in office. 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