Playing next. 646-794-2996 Denver Newsroom, Jul 14, 2020 / 06:30 pm MT (CNA).-. "No," Dolan answered. At Catholic News Agency, our team is committed to reporting the truth with courage, integrity, and fidelity to our faith. "The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission", by George Weigel, is published by Ignatius Press. Here are some of the pluses and minuses on Dolan's candidacy: PRO: He's an American. 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. 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.”. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho). 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. All rights reserved. St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Cardinal Dolan, interviewed by “60 Minutes” correspondent Margaret Brennan, said he has told those in mourning over COVID-19 deaths that “your grief is complicated because not only have you lost someone you cherish, you were even unable to be next to them in their last moments. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2020 . 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. A newly-released book, The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission, is about desirable qualities in a future pope. Follow. Tom Reese, a Jesuit priest and senior fellow at Georgetown University's Woodstock Theological Center. 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. In fact, while those norms do prohibit cardinal electors from making agreements regarding who they will vote for before a papal conclave, they do not forbid the discussion of candidates for the papacy, or the needs of the Church. Log in. 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. The Irish online betting site, Paddy Power, had Dolan at a 40-1 shot this week -- the middle of the pack, which seems about right. He had served as . 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. “And I don't recall John Paul II, Benedict XVI, or Francis, during our personal conversations, ever suggesting that it was presumptuous for a layman to offer them counsel; which only makes sense, as they had asked me to tell them the truth as I understood it,” Weigel added. 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. 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.” And on the "Today" show on Monday, host Matt Lauer asked Dolan if he could vote for himself in the conclave. CON: For all that time in Rome, he never held a post in the Roman Curia, the centralized Vatican bureaucracy where careers are made (or broken). The bottom line? Allow me to introduce you to Luis Antonio Tagle, a guy that I believe will be the next pope of the Catholic Church. Indeed, the Italians could be more inclined to vote for him than his fellow American cardinals, who might understandably view Dolan as soaking up too much of the spotlight already. Cardinal Timothy Dolan talks about his time with Pope Benedict XVI and how he may vote during conclave as a "rookie." So maybe this time is different? 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. Dolan, who is known to be a longtime friend of Weigel's, wrote a one-line cover letter when the publisher mailed the book to cardinals, Brumley told CNA. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, said that while he understands why a South Carolina priest chose to withhold Communion from former Vice President Joseph R. … Posted on February 18, 2012 by Deacon Bob. 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. 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. John Paul II struck that balance, but Dolan maybe not so much. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. Copies of George Weigel’s book have been sent to all 222 cardinals across the globe, courtesy of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan. 5 years ago | 0 view. 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. America is a longshot to send the next pope to the Vatican, but if it happens, it will be either Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley (l.), or New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan (r.). 5 years ago | 0 view. 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. 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.”. We made it easy for you to exercise your right to vote! Cardinal Timothy Dolan announces that an allegation of sexual abuse by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found to be “credible and substantiated.” 08/16/18: 57: Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Bishops Conference, issues a statement calling for a formal investigation into Theodore McCarrick. Often love him. Cardinal Timothy Dolan announces that an allegation of sexual abuse by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found to be “credible and substantiated.” 08/16/18: 57: Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Bishops Conference, issues a statement calling for a formal investigation into Theodore McCarrick. “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 Weigel told CNA that the book, while titled “The Next Pope,” does not actually discuss the next papal conclave. The point is we’re all brothers & sisters who should treat each other with immense dignity and respect. 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. "Many people around the world would think the election was fixed by the CIA or bought by Wall Street," said the Rev. When you subscribe to the CNA UPDATE, we'll send you a daily email with links to the news you need. 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. The question is whether Benedict qualifies as an ectomorph or an endomorph. Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York sent a controversial book to all his fellow cardinals. “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. 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. If an American cardinal is to be the next pope, and his name is not Timothy Dolan, it will likely be Boston’s Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley. “‘The Next Pope’ suggests an agenda for the Catholic future, viewed through the prism of the Office of Peter. Report. Talk about making an impression! 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 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. "The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission", by George Weigel, is published by Ignatius Press. 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. 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 … Have you read the encyclical from Pope Francis ? Or that the book is politicking for a candidate for the next conclave,” Brumley told CNA. Vatican wags note that the cardinals seem to alternate from thin pope to fat pope. "For the first time, an American will get taken seriously as a possibility," said John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter. Search. Pros And Cons. Meet 13 of the top contenders. Add your voice. Cardinal Dolan: Three challenges for the next pope - YouTube 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. Timothy Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. 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. 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. Search. Pros And Cons, RECROP OF VAT114 - In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Mons. 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. Browse more videos. NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Cardinal Dolan joins worshippers for the 17th Way Of The Cross onApril 06, 2012 in New York City. Encyclical from Pope Francis. “The cardinal electors shall further abstain from any form of pact, agreement, promise or other commitment of any kind which could oblige them to give or deny their vote to a person or persons,” the document states. The 69-year-old disciple was born in St. Louis, Missouri and was President of the United States Conference of … That hasn’t stopped American media pundits from speculating that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s early departure for the Vatican on Wednesday signals that he may be at the front of the line to become the next pontiff. PRO: He has pastoral experience in a large diocese. “The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission”, by George Weigel, is published by Ignatius Press. Cardinal Dolan the Next Pope?! Jul 14, 2020, by Joshua J. McElwee, NC Reporter. The author, George Weigel, is a right-wing Catholic author who works for an ultra-conservative advocacy group. As 115 cardinal electors gather in the Vatican to choose the next pope, only a few are considered pontiff material. Besides, his Italian is only passable at this point, and to run the Vatican it pays to understand every whisper. CON: He lacks gravitas. 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 … Sign up. I’ll talk more about that tomorrow. The same everyman exuberance that endears him to the hoi polloi can strike the stodgier College of Cardinals as sophomoric. “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.”. 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. CON: Dolan is not a theologian. 08/28/18: 69 If ‘The Next Pope’ helps create networks of conversation among the cardinals in which they can think together about the future of the Church, I'll be well satisfied,” Weigel added. 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. Timothy Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York. Will Cardinal Timothy Dolan Be The Next Pope? The point is we’re all brothers & sisters who should treat each other with immense dignity and respect. Part of HuffPost Religion. PRO: Dolan is the kind of outgoing, media-friendly guy that the cardinals need after eight years of the bookish, introverted Benedict. NCR's Allen said that is in part why Dolan would be on the "B or C list" of papal candidates. 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. But will any of the factors that make Dolan a contender actually help him with the 116 other cardinals huddled in the Sistine Chapel to vote for the pope? Jul 14, 2020, by Joshua J. McElwee, NC Reporter. 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. “I could be the next … 646-794-2997. joseph.zwilling@archny.org. 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.”. Cardinal Dolan completed a three year term as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in November, 2013. 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. Franco Comaldo, a pope aide, left, looks at Pope Benedict XVI as he reads a document in Latin where he announces his resignation, during a meeting of Vatican cardinals, at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Library. On January 6, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced that Timothy Dolan was to be appointed to the College of Cardinals. "The Archbishop of the Capital of the World," the late Pope John Paul II dubbed the man who led the New York archdiocese. "Crazy people cannot enter the conclave.". This is huge, especially after Benedict, who was not just a scholar and theologian, but someone who spent almost his entire career in academia and the Vatican bureaucracy. Watch fullscreen. It's a shame that some people are evidently content to leave the discussion at that level.”. “It’s ridiculous. Yesterday's shocking court ruling now puts the five Justices to the right of the Pope, as it does New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who hailed it enthusiastically from his Twitter account. Lonnie Wade. Today is National Voter Registration Day! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. 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. 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. That unhappy fact is going to make the next interregnum and conclave difficult, as the members of the College really don't know each other. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Joseph Zwilling. “‘The Next Pope’ suggests an agenda for the Catholic future, viewed through the prism of the Office of Peter. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Liberal Catholic opinionators are aghast that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York warmly welcomed President Trump to … The author, George Weigel, is a right-wing Catholic author who works for an ultra-conservative advocacy group. That hasn’t stopped American media pundits from speculating that New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s early departure for the Vatican on Wednesday signals that he may be at the front of the line to become the next pontiff. Archbishop of Milwaukee, appointed there by Pope Saint John Paul II on June 25, 2002. And I said, 'When it comes to baseball, I think I can be pro-choice.'". 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. It’s on fraternity & friendship. Tagle became the 32nd Archbishop of Manila in 2011 before being made a cardinal one year later. 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. Important conversations are happening now. “There are no candidates discussed at all, and there is absolutely no discussion of conclave politics. 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. Yet he is head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and a player in church circles and secular politics. America already has an outsize role -- now give them the papacy, too? Nigerian bishop kidnapped, Catholics pray for his safety, Trump praises St. Thomas Becket as martyr for religious freedom, ‘Canceled’ radical feminists and the Catholic Church: These unlikely allies believe women are female, Man who killed Catholic roommate for praying at hospital to be arraigned on murder, hate crime. Exclusive: Dolan sends book on ‘The Next Pope’ to cardinals around the world. What is acedia, how do you pronounce it, and why does this priest tweet about it? *Since 2018, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has either appeared or been featured in a Fox News story at least 12 times, whereas he has only appeared on … He is as orthodox as any of them, but he is also an American, which was always seen as a disqualifier. 5:24. 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. ©2020 Verizon Media. 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. The thing is, criticism from SNAP is like a badge of honor to the cardinals, many of whom could well have worse track records than Dolan. If ‘The Next Pope’ helps create networks of conversation among the cardinals in which they can think together about the future of the Church, I'll be well satisfied,” Weigel added. Posted on February 18, 2012 by Deacon Bob. Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 - the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. Cardinal Dolan: Three challenges for the next pope. “It’s not uncommon for Catholic publishers to send books to Catholic leaders, including cardinals and bishops. Cardinal Dolan the Next Pope?! ”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. A leading Vaticanist predicts that Pope Francis’ successor will be a “more conservative” pope. Hebblethwaite was a laicized priest and journalist who, in 1995, wrote a book entitled “The Next Pope: An Enquiry,” that offered a sharp criticism of the papacy of John Paul II, and suggested what his successor might do. Cardinal Timothy Dolan talks about his time with Pope Benedict XVI and how he may vote during conclave as a "rookie." Yesterday's shocking court ruling now puts the five Justices to the right of the Pope, as it does New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who hailed it enthusiastically from his Twitter account. 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 College of Cardinals has not met as a group since February 2014. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, released the following statement today following President Trump’s signing of the Covid-19 relief act. U.S. Catholics are now the single largest donor to the Vatican. CON: He's an American. It’s on fraternity & friendship. Born February 6, 1950, Cardinal Dolan was the first of five children born to Shirley and Robert Dolan. 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. The Next Pope is a thinly veiled attack against Pope Francis. Denver Newsroom, Jul 14, 2020 / 06:30 pm (CNA).- … 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 ).- From LifeSiteNews:. "My first pastoral letter's gonna be a condemnation of light beer and instant mashed potatoes," he quipped after being named to Gotham. 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. 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