Pell? Ouellet? Don't make any large bets
By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Jun 18, 2010
You've seen the reports: that Cardinal Pell has been blocked from an appointment as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops; that Cardinal Ouellet will be given the post.
Don't count on it. After a series of phone calls to informed sources, I'm willing to make 3 assertions.
- There has been a struggle over this appointment-- which is understandable, because the stakes are high.
- The struggle isn't over. It might continue through the summer. Maybe even until, oh, say, October 17.
- Cardinal Pell is not-- repeat not-- out of the running.
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Jun. 18, 2010 4:58 PM ET USA
The idea that a churchman could be blocked from filling a post for which he is worthy based on an unproven allegation from which he was later exonerated is just appalling, disgusting.