"Glad to meet you — and I'm a fan of your blog!"

That’s what I said to the guy below: Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who dropped by our offices today to say hello.

He seemed flattered.  But for some reason, he didn’t mention “The Deacon’s Bench.”

Photo by Erin Edwards, CNEWA

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16 responses to “"Glad to meet you — and I'm a fan of your blog!"”

  1. Point to ponder: The reason that the popes wear white dates from the time when a Dominican became pope. He chose not to leave his white Dominican habit behind, and the rest is history. In his memory, popes continue to wear white.

    Now, if Cardinal Sean were to become Pope, would popes start to wear brown?

    God bless,

    Deacon Bill, who has too much time on his hands waiting for this meeting to start!

  2. Deacon Greg,

    A good way to make people aware of your blog is to leave comments on theirs. 😉

    BTW, that looks an awful lot like one of my neckties you’re wearing. I don’t know how you could have gotten your hands on it, but I’ll want it back.

  3. Ttarp,

    I always liked that he wears his habit, but I’ve just recently heard that many priests of the archdiocese see the habit as signifying that he does not identify with his diocesan clergy, and they’re not happy about it.

  4. I love YOUR blog!
    I am in the third year of diaconate formation in Boston and
    have found your blog a real source of inspiration.

    Still getting over the collapse of the Sox..
    Good luck in the playoffs!

  5. Also, Deacon Greg, I don’t know how you managed to snatch his zuchetto without his noticing it, but you’d better not wear it at Mass until your elevation to the Sacred college is publicly announced. 😉

  6. Joe Harrington,

    And now it seems they’re letting Tito go, rather than the underperforming players, the pitching coach, and Theo, all of whom are more to blame. It was ever thus, but I’m sorry to see him go, and I think it will hurt the team.

  7. What was the occasion for your meeting Cardinal O’Malley?

    One of my friends is one of those new deacons. I’ll ask him about the grumbling about the habit, but I doubt it’s a real issue. Don’t people realize that brown is the new black?

  8. Random…

    I work for the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), an agency of the Holy See. Cardinal Sean is on the board, and happened to be in town, so he stopped by to see the offices and meet the staff.

    Dcn. G.

  9. Naturgesetz, there were some questions about Cardinal Sean wearing the habit recently when Archbishop Chaput was installed in Philadelphia. In the pictures the Catholic Standard and Times (Philly’s archdiocesan paper) had, they showed Archbishop Charles wearing his habit when he was ordained a bishop and in a picture not longer after with Bishop Donald Pellotte. Later, he said he decided to wear clerics instead of his habit so he could more closely identify with the diocesan clergy, of which he is now a part.

    Cardinal Sean chooses to show his humility by keeping with the habit.

    To each his own, I guess.

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