Wednesday, October 17, 2007

And The New Cardinals Are...

New Cardinal Electors:
1. Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Eastern
2. Archbishop John Patrick Foley, Pro-Grand Master of the Equestrian Order
of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem;
3. Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, President of the Pontifical Commission for
the Governance of the Vatican City-State;
4. Archbishop Paul Joseph Cordes, President of the Pontifical Council "Cor
5. Archbishop Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of the Vatican Basilica, Vicar
General for the Vatican City-State and President of the Administration of St.
6. Archbishop Stanisław Ryłko, President of the Pontifical Council for the
7. Archbishop Raffaele Farina, Head of the Vatican Archives and
8. Archbishop Agustín García-Gasco Vicente of Valencia (Spain);
9. Archbishop Seán Baptist Brady of Armagh (Ireland);
10. Archbishop Lluís Martínez Sistach of Barcellona (Spain);
11. Archbishop André Vingt-Trois of Paris (France);
12. Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco of Genova (Italy);
13. Archbishop Théodore-Adrien Sarr of Dakar (Senegal);
14. Archbishop Oswald Gracias of Bombay (India);
15. Archbishop Francisco Robles Ortega of Monterrey (Mexico);
16. Archbishop Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston (USA);
17. Archbishop Odilio Pedro Scherer of São Paulo (Brazil);
18. Archbishop John Njue of Nairobi (Kenya).

Honorary Cardinals:

1. His Beatitude Emmanuel III Delly, Patriarch of Babylon of the
2. Archbishop Giovanni Coppa, emeritus Apostolic Nuncio to the Czech
3. Archbishop Estanislao Esteban Karlic, emeritus of Paraná
4. Fr. Urbano Navarrete, S.J., former rector of the Pontifical Gregorian
5. Fr. Umberto Betti, O.F.M., former rector of the Pontifical Lateran

The big surprise, at least for us Americans, was Archbishop Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston. This is a new thing, but a sure sign of the Holy Fathers realization that there is something very important going on in the Southern United States.

Let us pray for these men that they will continue to be faithful servants of Christ, even to the point of shedding their blood.


pyrosapien2819 said...

the question I have is this; of the new cardinal electors, how many are Archbishop Raymond Burke type of guys and how many are Cardinal Mahoney type of guys.

Bill - jcl said...

Insignificant to many but altogether heartwarming to me is the inclusion of Fr. Urbano Navarette on the list of honorees. He is a prolific and venerable canonist of the 20th century, and it seems that His Holiness deems it fitting to honor a life spent so well in canonical scholarship in the highest manner possible. Wonderful.

fr. g said...


not exactly sure what you mean by that statement. If Benedict found them worthy of being Cardinals I'm sure they are of sufficient holiness and administrative abilities...

bill said...

That, too.