Cardinal Timothy Dolan is quick with a quip and, more often than not, he is the target of his own sense of humor -- a trait that will continue to serve him well if he is to become the first American pope. While archbishop of Milwaukee a decade ago, Dolan once wore the Green Bay Packers’ trademark “cheesehead” hat during a homily. Last September, he shared a stage at Fordham University with Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert for a moderated discussion of humor and faith and more than held his own in generating laughs. And when named a cardinal
Comments: He is truly inexhaustible. While he was in Milwaukee, he was everywhere, and very beloved.
We could do worse. Benedict had no charisma and was a technocrat and insider. Hopefully we will get someone with charisma like Dolan, the Filipino, or the Argentinian Cardinals. We need to grow the church and bring people back since these are hard times and harder times are ahead. People need God and need to come home to him.
No way .. The church is gonna say , Where do we need this good , eloquent yet humble man ?" ..we need him fighting , leading on the front lines... Against Barry´s minions ...., against true evil , toe to toe ... Ain´t gonna be NYc´s own Dolan ...
Cardinal Dolan would be a great choice...remember at the Dem Convention when the cardinal was initially not invited and the platform was all about anti-Catholic principles...but then Cardinal Dolan came and gave a beautiful blessing that expressed his principles ..and I believe touched many hearts...and his message was a good one that brought people to him because he had the strength to speak the truth ..
the USA needs the leadership of a good man, now more than ever before Obama has corrupted and destroyed freedom and the USA. I pray God leads us to a new Pope that will lead the church and the world to a better place.
#1 Benedict was a great man, great intellectual, trying to hold the line against the progressive/liberal secular humanist tide in the church. He actively pushed for reinstating Tridentine Mass and that was a big one for me.
The last thing the Church needs now is an American who will be susceptible to Jugears´ influence.I wonder if Benedict´s traditional values conservatism was not shared by as many as needed and he was forced out. I want a deeply holy man who lead how and where God tells him.
I´m afraid Dolan´s fantastic exuberance and charm would be somewhat stifled were he pope, and both he and those of us who admire him would end up a little disappointed. I still think Turkson would be a disaster. Love Dolan and O´Malley but bow to the inevitable, and wouldn;t mind Scola or Scherer or Bangnasco.
Actually, O´Malley is at 14:1, Burke is at 16:1, and Dolan is at 20/1.
Benedict has been the intellectual impetus for reversing the progressive errors of the post Vatican II era. Right guy, right place, right time. What was needed when needed. Similarly, the courage and charisma of JPII was vital to the collapse of the Soviet empire, and the revitalization of the Church in the third world. So now these leaders must decide among themselves what the problems and priorties now are--- the secularization of West, the unifying force of Christianity in Africa and South America, and the internal administrative problems that seemed to have flourished within the Vatican. In many ways, it parallels the problem of the republican party: those who have long held the power, but used it ineffectively- the establishment, want it back and don´t want to see that power relinquished to populist, conservative, positive Catholic leadership (Dolan) that would continue JPII and BXVI. So they pray and hope that the Spirit provides guidance and direction. And as the OP points out, Dolan is every bit Bing Crosby in Going My Way and Bells of Saint Mary´s--- remind Catholics and Christians that the spiritual world is the source of optimism and joy in the present. Beloved.
Not gonna happen. From the standpoint of most of the world´s Cardinals, the Church in America has been poorly managed. The pedophile priests and the clumsy way the Bishops and Cardinals handled them are still an issue. Church membership, though strong locally, is down nationwide. Cardinal Dolan is a mighty fine fella; I like him a lot. But Pope? No.
Amen #6! For the sake of all that is holy, let us hope and pray that whomever is chosen is as far from the US and Washington influence as possible! Obama has wormed his way into everything else, dear God, not this too.
Check the facts, folks. One. I doubt that any politician would ever influence Dolan´s position on matters of doctrine. Two, under Cardinal O´Malley enrollment in the diocesan seminary has increased something like five or six fold fold since he was installed bishop. There is no better indicator of the health of a diocese than an increase in vocations. Three, if you think the Americans loused up with the sex scandals, the European bishops have done even worse.
The biggest story so far has been the Vatican Press office being ham handed with the media covering the conclave Dolan, O´Malley and Wuerl are all media saavy compared the rest of the College of Cardinals. Dolan´s biggest drawback is his lack of fluency in languages other than English, That an an unfamiliarity with the workings of the curia. O´Malley is fluent in several languages and Wuerl worked inside the curia years ago as a priest.
Sometimes environmentalists get a bit confused and they can be forgiven for that. It can’t be easy living in perpetual ignorance while shivering every time the volcano god rumbles and Al Gore forewarns another warm winter unless a few virginal carbon credits are sacrificed. Mr Davey, the Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary, accused Conservatives of attempting to “destroy” the UK’s renewables industry. The Daily Telegraph last month disclosed that officials in Mr Davey’s energy department have attempted to block a report commissioned by Mr Paterson on the impact of wind farms on the countryside.
There’s been another mass shooting by a crazy person, and liberals still refuse to consider institutionalizing the dangerous mentally ill. The man who shot up the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, Aaron Alexis, heard voices speaking to him through the walls. He thought people were following him. He believed microwave ovens were sending vibrations through his body. There are also reports that Alexis believed the Obamacare exchanges were ready to go. Anyone see any bright red flags of paranoid schizophrenia? (Either that, or Obama’s NSA is way better than we thought!) But Alexis couldn’t be institutionalized because the left has
Last week at more than 200 colleges and high schools across the nation, students came together to arrange memorials on campus featuring thousands of flags representing each victim of Islamic terrorism on that date. Who could find that gesture offensive? Five student protesters at Middlebury College in Vermont, brainwashed by multiculturalist nonsense, that’s who. [Snip] There had never before been a problem until Ben Kinney, president of the campus conservative club, caught five vandals last week in the act of ripping up the flags and bagging them like trash. They refused to stop and told him they were “confiscating” the
Americans unsure what to think about President Obama’s plans for Syria should remember that all military action undertaken by Democrats for the last half-century has led to utter disaster. (With the possible exception of the Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.” video, which I say still holds up.) Democrats are gung-ho about deploying the U.S. military provided only that it will harm the national security interests of the United States, but vehemently oppose interventions that serve American interests. Republican President Dwight Eisenhower, the supreme commander of the Allied forces in World War II, said he could conceive of no greater tragedy than the U.S.
WASHINGTON — Last January, Al Gore took a boatload of scientists, donors, and celebrities to Antarctica to talk about climate change. Richard Branson, James Cameron, Ted Turner, Tom Brokaw, and Tommy Lee Jones joined more than 100 other paying guests — Gore’s handpicked best and brightest — on the National Geographic Explorer, an ice-class 367-foot cruise ship, to see “up close and personal” the effects of a warming planet, courtesy of the former vice president’s environmental nonprofit, the Climate Reality Project. [Snip] Back in the more populated areas of the world, climate change activists snickered. The trip, and the Climate
Portland is in the middle of a nasty bout of black mob violence. This time directed at bicyclists. But Tim Oberlander does not want us to know. Oberlander says he wants to be able to live in a city that does good things for good people. So what’s wrong with that? Everything. Oberlander is a news editor at KGW TV in Portland. His city is under attack from black mob violence centered around Martin Luther King Boulevard. This mob has been attacking bike riders, housewives, students, seniors, you name it. These attacks are part of a long — but quiet
The media’s fixation on the Trayvon Martin case, while ignoring much more brutal crimes with clearer racial motivations, is a return to pre-O.J. America. [Snip] That’s when white America said, That’s it. The white guilt bank is shut down. It was one of the best things that ever happened to America — especially for black people. But then in 2007, Barack Obama brought it all back. In order to immunize the most left-wing presidential candidate the nation has ever seen, the Non-Fox Media went into overdrive reporting their fantasies of an America full of racists, constantly terrorizing innocent blacks.
GROVELAND, CALIF – Officials are clearing brush and setting sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias as a week-old wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park. The iconic trees can resist fire, but dry conditions and heavy brush are forcing park officials to take extra precautions in the Tuolumne and Merced groves. About three dozen of the giant trees are affected. "All of the plants and trees in Yosemite are important, but the giant sequoias are incredibly important both for what they are and as symbols of the National Park System," park spokesman Scott Gediman
In the Wall Street Journal, James Taranto takes apart an anti-conservative screed at the Washington Post (via Instapundit) But what struck me about the screed and the response to it is the use of this quote. [Snip] If we take this as a matter of policy, then virtually nothing is private anymore. Since every activity between two people will in some way “leak” beyond them… everything is public.The government isn’t only in the bedroom, but in the kitchen and the living room and everywhere else. That is how we got Obamacare and there is no limit to it. We end
After 126 years in business, Chelsea Milling Company is in no rush to shake things up at its factory. In this edition of Conference Room, Chelsea Milling Company CEO Howdy Holmes tells FBN’s Jeff Flock that the company is built on a simple recipe: Offer customers the highest-quality ingredients at the best price possible. “I think our consumers appreciate what we do, and that’s to offer value,” says Holmes, the grandson of the company’s founder, who created Chelsea Milling’s iconic Jiffy Mix. Holmes says the corn-muffin mix brand today has 91% of the market share – with no thanks at
It´s the month when the summer nights have a consistent, delicious crispness to them unknown at any other time of the year. It´s when the corn is sweet, the plums are purple and pungent, the baseball pennant races are mature, the ocean temperatures are warm. It is the very best month of the year. And we have ruined it. Not so long ago—well within the memory of half the American population—August was the vacation month. It was a time, much anticipated and much appreciated, of leisure, languor, lassitude and lingering at the beach well into suppertime. Unlike July, it had
The beginning of Nidal Hasan’s trial and his open admission to being an Islamic terrorist has highlighted the cases of servicemen wounded by Hasan and the refusal to Obama Inc. to concede that they were wounded in a terrorist attack. Their voices are now being silenced by the same system that has bent over backward to cater to Nidal Hasan, flying him out daily on a chopper and continuing to pay his salary. Autumn Manning, wife of Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning who was wounded in the Ft. Hood terror attack, is speaking out on Twitter.
Some Catholic priests under contract or GS (general schedule) to the military are not allowed to offer Mass or perform weddings, baptisms, and other religious functions on military property during the government shutdown, and if they do, even on a volunteer basis, they risk being arrested, according to the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. About 25% of the U.S. military is Catholic, some 275,000 service members, but there are only 234-active-duty priests. To fill the gap, contract or GS priests are brought in. But under the rules of the shutdown, many of those priests cannot
National Park Service rangers are being ordered to “make life difficult” during the government shutdown, according to the Washington Times. After the shutdown began, park police have been barring tourists from a number of popular attractions nationwide, including the WWII memorial. Even privately-owned landmarks, such as Mount Vernon, are being told by the National Park Service to close their doors. The Times reported: The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred
President Obama’s approval rating has dropped to one of the lowest levels in two years. Since the government shutdown Tuesday, Obama’s approval rating has slipped 3 percentage points to 41 percent, while his disapproval went up to 52 percent, according to Gallup’s daily numbers. Reuters also polled a 41 percent approval rating in the same time period. Rasmussen Reports said he had 46 percent approval, and Fox News recorded it at 45 percent. Gallup hasn´t recorded that low an approval rating for Obama since 2011. The pollster´s surveys in September showed 44 percent approved of the president’s job. The federal
Many celebs have taken to Twitter to voice their support for ObamaCare, but “Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev took it one step further on Thursday, tweeting a topless photo to promote President Obama’s healthcare coverage plan. Nina Dobrev, who stars in the tween-friendly, supernatural CW series, wrote to her more than 4 million followers on Twitter: [Tweet,pic] While she appears to be the first to drop her top, the actress, 24, is the latest in a string of high-profile stars to get the word out about the controversial healthcare program, which opened for online enrollment Tuesday. Other Hollywood regulars who
Washington - President Barack Obama says that if he owned the Washington Redskins, he would "think about changing" the team name, wading into the controversy over a football nickname that many people deem offensive to Native Americans. Obama, in an interview with The Associated Press, said team names like the Redskins offend "a sizable group of people." He said that while fans get attached to the nicknames, nostalgia may not be a good enough reason to keep them in place. "I don't know whether our attachment to a particular name should override the real legitimate concerns that people
Via William Jacobson, NBC´s affiliate in Washington, D.C. reports that police ordered tourists and Vietnam war veterans who were visiting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall to leave the memorial at one point on Friday. After one group of veterans went around the barricade, "the park ranger told them the wall was closed," NBC´s Mark Seagraves reported. "Later another group of vets showed up and moved the barricades. At that point, the memorial filled with vets and tourists. That´s when police came and moved everyone out." The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is a black granite outdoor wall on which the names of the
She’s reportedly waiting until 2014 before she starts thinking about 2016, but Hillary Clinton, according to one national poll, is your front runner for the White House — by a wide margin. And Elizabeth Warren is your fastest rising star. The former secretary of state and first lady dominated last week’s new Quinnipiac University survey, which showed her gobbling up 61 percent of support and beating any Republican challenger — be it New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul or Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz — by anywhere from 13 to 23 points. But no one in Headline corrected by Staff.
According to Politico: Ted Cruz faced a barrage of hostile questions Wednesday from angry GOP senators, who lashed the Texas tea party freshman for helping prompt a government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it. At a closed-door lunch meeting in the Senate’s Mansfield Room, Republican after Republican pressed Cruz to explain how he would propose to end the bitter budget impasse with Democrats, according to senators who attended the meeting. A defensive Cruz had no clear plan to force an end to the shutdown — or explain how he would defund Obamacare, as he has demanded all along, sources said. The
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President Barack Obama, already embroiled in a battle over a government shutdown, jumped into another dispute on Saturday - a long-running fight over the name of the Washington Redskins NFL team. Obama said that if he owned the team, he would consider changing the name, which American Indians and others have long pilloried as racist. "I´ve got to say if I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team, even if they´ve had a storied history, that was offending a sizeable group of people, I´d think about changing it," Obama said
Helen Thomas covered 10 presidents, from Eisenhower through Obama, in her time as a White House correspondent. She also went on a date with one of them, it emerged during a memorial service attended by about 500 people Saturday at the National Press Club for Thomas, who died on July 20 at age 92. As told by Suzanne Geha, Thomas’s niece, who presided, Thomas arrived in Washington in 1942, at age 22, shortly after graduating from Detroit’s Wayne State University. United Press (later UPI) hired her in 1943. While working for UP, she went on a date with John F.
Near MOUNT PISGAH, N.C. — At a spot 5,000 feet above sea level and 20 miles from the nearest town, an innkeeper decided Friday to defy the federal government and reopen his lodge. That stand lasted about two hours as National Park Service rangers blocked the entrances to the privately run Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway after owner Bruce O´Connell decided to reopen his dining room, gift shop and country store at noon Friday for lunch. The federal government had forced the inn, in a leased building on federal land, to shut down at 6 p.m. ET Thursday