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Is this an endorsement or a condemnation?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | Mar 06, 2013

Boston Globe editorial has endorsed that city’s archbishop, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, as the best candidate for the papacy.

The Globe, a paper with a long history of anti-Catholicism, reasons that Cardinal O’Malley would be a good leader for the universal Church because, among other qualities, he is not as “forceful” as other prelates. You understand, naturally, that in hoping that the Church will choose a non-forceful leader, the Globe has only the welfare of Catholicism in mind.

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  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Mar. 07, 2013 6:06 AM ET USA

    Perhaps the Globe's reasoning is correct but conclusion is wrong.

  • Posted by: Defender - Mar. 06, 2013 6:31 PM ET USA

    I'm glad to hear that BC is all inaccordance with the Magisterium now. I'm also sure that the senior staff of the archdiocese is paid more than any other diocese for a reason (despite being short $140m). I'm sure the rewrite of school regulations in admitting children of homosexual parents was a coincidence when His Eminence overruled a pastor. I'm sure the drumbeaters of the cardinal are operating without the cardinal's knowledge. BTW, interviewing with NcR isn't going to make it.

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