The pope’s new BFF?

From Amy Sullivan in the National Journal: Stephen Colbert may be—as he bragged in character last month at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner—”America’s most famous Catholic.” But he has serious competition for the title of most important Catholic in the United States. Until recently that distinction arguably belonged to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, head [Read More...]

The Donilon brothers: one’s boss is the President, the other’s may be the next pope

Here’s something you don’t hear about every day. From the Washington Post:  Shortly after arriving in Rome with his boss, dark horse papal contender Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Terrence Donilon received an e-mail. It was from his brother Tom, the national security adviser to President Obama. “How’s it going?” the top White House official asked. The answer is: [Read More...]

Was I shaking the hand of the next pope?

Hey, you never know. I wrote about it here.    With all the O’Malley buzz being generated, Elizabeth Scalia has a great take on Pope Sean…or maybe, Pope Patrick:  For those of us who claim a connection to the auld sod, that would be a pondering just too Irish-delightful for words: In the Year of [Read More...]

Cardinal O’Malley calls for larger Catholic presence in politics and media

From Catholic News Agency: Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston says the Church needs more and better prepared Catholic politicians and journalists who can bring the faith into the public square. “We need to be much more proactive to prepare our laity and help them understand what a crucial role they have in public life [Read More...]

Cardinal O’Malley on controversial editor: “He has done an extraordinary job…”

The editor who pilots The Pilot — the newspaper for the Archdiocese of Boston — was profiled this weekend in the Boston Globe: He published a column two weeks ago suggesting that homosexuality is caused by the devil. The uproar had barely faded when, a week later, The Pilot enraged priest abuse victims with a [Read More...]


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