There is zero chance that Dolan will be Pope. From Benedict to Dolan.. no.
True- no way, no how.
I surely pray you are correct. There are many things I do not *like* about Cardinal Dolan.
At this point, The Church needs a true conservative Pope who will be hardline—and unequivocally denounce Marxism/Socialism/homosexuality loudly-—like it did before Vatican II. Those who elevate such evil ideology or allow it to pervade culture without LOUD condemnation is putting a seal of approval on the behavior.
Marxism, which includes sexual perversions, is the most insidious ideology which uses people as a “means to an end” and is destroying the worldview of children. You can not be a Christian and a Marxist. They are exclusive. There are Marxists in the clergy who have to be weeded out. It is unacceptable.
Until Vatican II, Socialism/Communism was strongly and regularly condemned and criticized—as was Freemasonry and Secret Societies and Homosexuality. Not so much anymore and people *think* they are all OK because it gets a pass-—or worse, Catholic money goes to promote organizations which support Marxist policy or abortions or “Human” rights (homosexuality) or “social justice”(Marxism). It blurs good and evil (intentionally).
After all, Catholics put a Marxist in the White House and Marxists like Ted Kennedy in the Senate. It is because of the corruption of Catholic Theology by the Bishops in the US and Europe that refuses to educate Catholics on Sin, like prior to Vatican II. (They won’t be “popular” if they preach about contraception evil and sexual sin or evils of welfare states).
Time the Church got some you-know-what and quit caring about “what people will think”. They have to hit hard with the TRUTH! It is all about Truth and Saving Souls——that is it. We have to get a person who isn’t afraid to be unpopular and despised——because if he is “good”—he will be.
No American will ever be Pope. Look to south America as a place for the new Pope—maybe east Europe? Perhaps Spain? many changes are coming to the Roman Catholic Church in the next decades—a tough, devout vicar is needed. A Younger man this time to heal the branches of the Universal Church and make an alliance with the Russian Orthodox Church as we face the storm of radical Islam and the power of the secular progressives and socialists.