Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Sioux City's former Bishop Daniel DiNardo, now Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston

The Pope announced this morning that 23 archbishops (18 of them voting members) will be made Cardinals at a consistory to be held on November 24.

Archbishop Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, formerly Bishop of Sioux City, IA, gets a Red Hat as a Cardinial. Research will need to be done to see when was the last time that an additional American Diocese got a Cardinal.

There is a feeling among some that America has too many Cardinals for the size of its Catholic population, so this might be it for Baltimore and Washington. No more Cardinals for YOU! Maybe.

Archbishop Donald Wuerl who replaced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick did not get a red hat.
Abp Wuerl has been adamant about not denying Holy Communion to Pro-Choice Politicians. It is not known that that factor might have been part of the decision making process.

Cardinal Adam Maida of Detroit who will be 78 in March was not replaced and will continue to serve that archdiocese.

Archbishop Edwin O'Brien who recently replaced Cardinal William Keeler did not get a red hat.
Abp O'Brien was formerly the Archbishop of the Military Archdiocese and probably doesn't have a known position on the reception of Communion by politicians issue.

Baltimore was the nation's first diocese, created in 1789 for Bishop John Carroll. He was made Archbishop of Baltimore in 1808.

The American Papist reports that Archbishops Wuerl and O'Brien were probably not given their red hats because the Cardinals that they replaced, Keeler and McCarrick, are still under 80 years of age and eligible to vote in papal conclaves.

The rule is that there cannot be more than one elector from a diocese.

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