Wednesday 6 March 2013


Rome Reports has this short video about what exactly a cardinal is - a useful resource for some of our media friends to begin getting their basic facts right!

If you want to have a quick look at any particular cardinal there is a resource here, which gives a brief biography.

Incidentally, on a certain cardinal who won't be attending the Conclave, there is a short post at In the Light of the Law as to why no judgement has been made.  It seems to me that wherever the truth lies the media have certainly relished the opportunity to make the very most of it to criticise the Church more widely.  The most recent attack being why no action has already been taken if any of the allegations had already reached Rome.  Yet it seems an obvious thing to say that no inquiry makes a report public until it has come to a conclusion; no action can be taken until it is finished.

My own two favorites...

Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo

and Mauro Piacenza, Prefect at the Congregation for Clergy.


The Welkin said...

I concur with your vote for Malcolm Ranjith.

David O'Neill said...

Apart from Cardinal Ranjith we must also be hopeful for Cardinal Burke who, also, is friendly to the traditional Mass.
A query arises re cardinals:
can a woman be a cardinal? Whilst appreciating that she could not become pope could she be an elector?

Rachel M. Gohlman said...

Cardinals honestly fascinate me. Thank you.