Tuesday, February 21, 2006

New Cardinals, What to Watch For

Tomorrow, Pope Benedict XVI is expected to name a list of new cardinals for a consistory to be held on March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation. Much speculation on who will be on this list and it may be a telling point as to where the pope is headed with reference to the curia.

What if no one on the curia is named a Cardinal?

The pope has shown that he is an enemy of careerism and this would be seen as a concrete way of taking away the carot from the center of careerism.

Expect to be surprised by this pope.

Update (2/21/06, 13:55): Hearing the only American will be Archbishop Levada, no for Boston.