Tuesday, November 16, 2010

IT WAS A NAIL BITER, BUT ARCHBISHOP DOLAN IS THE PRESIDENT!

UPDATE: Catholic Bishops Reject Moderate Leader, Elect New York's Timothy Dolan in a Shocker
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It was between Archbishop Timothy Dolan and Bishop Gerald Kicanas and just as the winner was to be announced, EWTN lost the feed! A real cliff hanger! But Archbishop Dolan won and so too the Church in the USA!

Just a side bar, when I was vocation director for the Diocese of Savannah, I visited two of our seminarians at the North American College in Rome around 1995 and met with the rector, Monsignor Timothy Dolan. He invited me to his apartment later in the day for a wonderful Italian dinner with some other guests he had invited. Man, can he talk! Everything he says is interesting.

During the meal, though, I thought to myself in premonition form, this man would be a great successor to Cardinal John O'Connor. I just thought this man, Msgr. Dolan was made for New York City. Am I clairvoyant?

7 comments:

Laura said...

I love his Morning Mass on the Catholic Channel on my satellite radio! He can pack a punch into a few min homily!

Mackja said...

That is fantastic news, orthodoxy rules the day. I have been a fan of Archbishop Dolan for several years, he is charismatic, pastoral, and faithful to the magisterium, his enthusiasm is contagious. The Bishops made the right choice.

Anonymous said...

Yep. Renaissance neuveau .

Michelle said...

Oh my, what a gift to the Church. Joy.

SqueekerLamb said...

Wonderful news!
I printed out his Installation homily from 2 Springs ago...he has a way with words..and a naturally happy countenance. Fabulous!

Robert Kumpel said...

The ranks of the liberal old guard are thinning.

Deo Gratias.

kiwiinamerica said...

Score one for the Rainbow Sash Movement.

Their endorsement of Kicanas yesterday put the final nail in his coffin.

It's one of the few times I feel like saying to the gay lobby........"thanks guys!!"