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Firebrand Gary

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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 05:51 AM Mar 2013

I have a sinking feeling, Cardinal Timothy Dolan will be the next Pope. [View all]

I'd say that Mexico Cardinal José Francisco Robles Ortega, could easily be selected as well, though. My gut says it is going to be Dolan. It seems like it's the right time, all things considered. Dolan has received lot's of press as of late and considering the progressive strides (or lack there of) that are possible this year, I expect the Vatican will have lot's to say...

Let's see what DU thinks?

16 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
U.S.A.: Cardinal Timothy Dolan
1 (6%)
MEXICO: Cardinal Josť Francisco Robles Ortega
0 (0%)
ITALY: Cardinal Angelo Scola
3 (19%)
BRAZIL: Cardinal Dom Odilo Scherer
2 (13%)
CANADA: Cardinal Marc Ouellet
2 (13%)
Someone not listed.
8 (50%)
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a very slim chance that it will be Dolan cali Mar 2013 #1
I'm always hearing about how the media "loves" him. Firebrand Gary Mar 2013 #2
"Enter the Conclave a Pope, exit a Cardinal." Pab Sungenis Mar 2013 #3
Why would the conclave care? Posteritatis Mar 2013 #4
He's been cultivating the US press, but there's just too much baggage with him Retrograde Mar 2013 #48
i think chances are low but i can see why they might want him JI7 Mar 2013 #5
That was my thought, strategically it makes sense. Firebrand Gary Mar 2013 #9
I doubt Dolan very much. Graybeard Mar 2013 #6
You're the first person I've ever heard refer to Benedict . . . markpkessinger Mar 2013 #12
Yeah, Cardinal Rat was JPII's enforcer.. ananda Mar 2013 #23
I doubt it will be anyone from the US -- too much resentment. nt pnwmom Mar 2013 #7
It doesnt matter. The RCC is not an adaptable organization. They will play it "safe" instead Katashi_itto Mar 2013 #8
You're right, it will be another iron fisted conservative Warpy Mar 2013 #28
Yup, on the surface he might a little more smooth. But in the end he'll have the same policies Katashi_itto Mar 2013 #29
They're backed into a corner, really, with centuries of papal infallibility Warpy Mar 2013 #31
Exactly! There won't be any attempts to change until it's too late. Katashi_itto Mar 2013 #37
Nope, too much baggage. The power of the church diminishes in Europe and America. Raster Mar 2013 #10
Man of consequence, yes. Hardliner or liberal, I'm not sure. Firebrand Gary Mar 2013 #11
It won't be a liberal under any circumtsances . . . markpkessinger Mar 2013 #14
I believe my prediction now speaks for itself. Raster Mar 2013 #52
They'll pick an Italian this time. sulphurdunn Mar 2013 #13
Agreed customerserviceguy Mar 2013 #18
They went with the Argentinian. sulphurdunn Mar 2013 #51
Well, his father is an immigrant from Italy customerserviceguy Mar 2013 #53
not according to Vegas ProdigalJunkMail Mar 2013 #15
Not Dolan jpn.best Mar 2013 #16
comment withdrawn jerseyjack Mar 2013 #17
My bet is on Cardinal Bertone Trailrider1951 Mar 2013 #19
I hear Roger Mahony isn't doing much these days . . . hatrack Mar 2013 #20
He's busy voting for the next Pope. Being hailed and lauded as a great man of God. Bluenorthwest Mar 2013 #34
So in other words: everythng wnet beter than epecxted Erose999 Mar 2013 #21
Doesn't matter who takes over the family. Iggo Mar 2013 #22
fat chance for an American pope. Javaman Mar 2013 #24
Yep, there were a couple priests talking about this on TV this morning. Xithras Mar 2013 #45
Tarcisio Bertone distantearlywarning Mar 2013 #25
Pope Guido Sarducci! Myrina Mar 2013 #26
I'm really hoping that they'll think outside the box TlalocW Mar 2013 #27
In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman demwing Mar 2013 #30
OK! An Argentinian taking the name Francis. So much for prophesies /nt demwing Mar 2013 #50
After back to back non-Italian Bishops of Rome, I think they'll go with an Italian. n/t ieoeja Mar 2013 #32
I'm Pretty Sure it's going to be Cardinal Glick snooper2 Mar 2013 #33
Hahaha, good one! nt Firebrand Gary Mar 2013 #44
I really doubt it'll be an American Spider Jerusalem Mar 2013 #35
pretty much Johonny Mar 2013 #43
No votes for Sean O'Malley? Capt. Obvious Mar 2013 #36
After three weeks being stuck in the conclave... they all decide to say "Fuck it" and elect Fat Bastard Mar 2013 #38
There will never be an American pope. WilliamPitt Mar 2013 #39
Agree... Agschmid Mar 2013 #42
If you have a sinking feeling about ANYTHING these celebate dinosaurs do... randome Mar 2013 #40
I think you are seeing press because he is "America's" possibility. Agschmid Mar 2013 #41
ThingFish for pope! randome Mar 2013 #46
Dolan's Italian is not good enough. hrmjustin Mar 2013 #47
I'm the next pope. Forget the other punkasses. upi402 Mar 2013 #49
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