Five observations on Dolan and the new cardinals

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

By Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel

Jan. 6, 2012 10:16 a.m.

As you most likely know by now, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York (and formerly of Milwaukee) will be elevated to cardinal at the Vatican in February – a move that gives him a say in the election of the next pope.

Veteran Vatican reporter John Allen, who has authored a new book with Dolan, offers five observations on the 22 new cardinals named today. Among them, that Pope Benedict XVI broke with tradition in appointing Dolan so soon – a sign that the pope thinks highly of the popular American prelate.

The Journal Sentinel posted the announcement on Dolan’s appointment early today at, including a link to this photo gallery.

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