Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Says Women Can Be Cardinals


Video:  Fr. Groeschel and Cardinal Timothy Dolan Say it's possible.

From Vestal Morons:

Well, this one threw me for a loop today: but apparently it is theoretically possible for the pope to appoint women as cardinals of the Catholic Church...

Who knew?..

Update: Shea’s post has started quite the heated exchange between him and Sean P. Dailey over at Shea’s blog. When I search my innermost soul, I think Dailey probably has some good points about the potential that appointing a female cardinal could have in terms of scandal: i.e. sending the unintentional message that female ordination is a-ok with the Church. The niceties of theology and canon law don’t typically get translated well in the world’s media, and a technical exception that theoretically allows a woman to be made a cardinal would probably very quickly become: “Pope bows to feminist demands: ordains woman cardinal,” etc. It probably wouldn’t be pretty...

5 comments:

Carol said...

I'm afraid to look - is Shea denying a female Cardinal would cause great harm and scandal at this period in our history?

Vincenzo said...

I'll look... yes he is.

Tancred said...

It's a novelty, and some people really love novelty above all else.

Richard said...

I commend you on your photoshopping. Classic work.

Vincenzo said...

Thanks!