I have to be honest, I am disappointed that Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver was not made a cardinal…he is a marvelous teacher and pastor.
But Benedict has named his first 15, and there are lots of interesting posts on it.
Gerald has a really extensive and excellent CARDINALS IN DETAIL post that you’ll not want to miss.
American Papist has pictures of the new cardinals – which are great!
Amy Welborn links to many helpful pieces on why it matters, and what happens next.