An intriguing bit of Catholic arcana
Richard Ostling of AP caught me off guard the other day, when he called to get my reaction to his fascinating discovery: a good reason to believe that Boston's new Archbishop Sean O'Malley cannot become a cardinal.
Ostling had (as usual) done his homework. Barring an unexpected death, Archbishop Sean cannot become a cardinal until or unless a) the Pope breaks a very clear historical precedent, b) he waits until November 4, 2011, or c) Cardinal Bernard Law gets a new job in Rome.
It is, as I said, a fascinating story.
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Aug. 09, 2003 2:11 PM ET USA
Archbishop O'Malley was reported to have invited Ted Kennedy and other pro-abort politicians to his "invitation only" installation. Even just the invitation missed a teaching moment, but what did or will happen when they present themselves for Holy Communion. From what I hear elsewhere in your news reports, he will not refuse them. Another teaching moment lost. What is a Bishop if not a truth-sayer? Are half-truths the truth? Dear God, please help us, is O'Malley one of them? Apparently !