Sunday, February 19, 2012

In the Red

It's been a joy these last few days--even at a distance--to catch bits of the consistory in which Pope Benedict XVI created 22 new Cardinals for the Holy Roman Church, prominently including among them Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the constantly smiling Archbishop of New York.

Asked to address no less than the Holy Father himself and this new cardinalatial class, Dolan delivered an address on Friday that took me right back to my days at the Pontifical North American College, when Monsignor Dolan would deliver a monthly "Rector's Conference" on a theme of his choosing.  Yes, the Pope got a classic Rector's Conference!

Cardinal Dolan's remarks on the "new evangelization" deserve a wide reading:

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