Thursday, October 18, 2007

New Cardinals

Yesterday the Catholic blogosphere was all abuzz at the news that the Pope has named 23 more cardinals. What is so noteworthy about that is that the Archbishop of Washington got passed by in favor of the Archbishop of Houston.

Archbishop DiNardo,
Bishop of Houston

I was very pleased to hear that because the cardinal sees have always been disproportionately in the Eastern United States. Up until now there has only been one cardinal see west of the Mississippi River. Although most Catholics used to live in the East, that is not true anymore, especially with the increase of Hispanic immigrants. Houston is the best choice for a cardinal, given that it is the fourth largest city in the country and one of the largest dioceses in the western half of the country.

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