Five Observations on Dolan and the New Cardinals

By Annysa Johnson
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 6, 2012

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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