okay, so how does one tell an orthodox Roman Catholic bishop from a heterodox one?
Ask him if he watches Archbishop Rigali's new series on EWTN. If he does, he's orthodox. If he spits fire at the mere mention of Mother Angelica's masterpiece, he's not.
posted on 09/18/2003 9:07:15 PM PDT
(Kempis' Imitation of Christ online! http://www.leaderu.com/cyber/books/imitation/imitation.html)
Here's a bizarre thought:
* Archbishop Rigali is the only bishop who ever had the Pope fly out to his diocese, and only his diocese.
* Rigali is also very popular both among trads, and charismatics. He did wonders to promote Eucharistic adoration, and hosted the best Charismatic rally the country ever had. He is very tolerant of ultra-trads.
* Rigali is about to become a Cardinal.
* I read somewhere here at FR that the Pope said he has not yet elevated the next Pope, suggesting he has someone in mind who was not yet a Cardinal.
OK, this is wild absurd speculation. In the past, I've suspected Lustigier and Arinze. I now doubt their pick only because their time has past; I haven't changed my mind that one of them would have been made Pope.
posted on 09/20/2003 12:21:01 AM PDT
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