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Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop Dolan place bet on World Series

October 29, 2009

Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia and Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York have placed a friendly wager on the World Series. If the Philadelphia Phillies win, Archbishop Dolan will send the cardinal a dozen bagels; if the New York Yankees win, Cardinal Rigali will send Archbishop Dolan a case of Tastykakes.

“Cardinal Rigali is one of my closest and dearest friends; for several years he even served as my archbishop, so I feel a particular loyalty to him,” said Archbishop Dolan. “I know he has exquisite taste in most matters. I just wish he had better taste in baseball teams.”

“I have great esteem for Archbishop Dolan,” Cardinal Rigali responded. “He is a gifted spiritual leader who has been a true friend for many years. That is why I am so sorry he will be disappointed when the Phillies successfully defend their world championship. We have the cream cheese ready for the bagels that I know will be arriving shortly after the repeat in the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love.”


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  • Posted by: Pete - Oct. 29, 2009 12:25 PM ET USA

    What a shame Dear Archbishop Dolan is going to have to part with those wonderful New York bagels. I think he should deliver them personally. Cardinal Rigali is a fine man and would gladly offer to share them. It's tempting to ask, "Where did the good Archbishop go wrong", but that might deny his loyalty to his flock. We need to be there to console him when he pays off.