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Riformista on Big One: “It’s Tim”

The first notice is out that the next Archbishop of New York is almost certainly Timothy Dolan. Dolan is a theological conservative with strong stands against abortion and a celibate-optional priesthood. This comes as no surprise.

In his headline, Rodari led with his close, writing that the reported choice would signal a "soft line against Obama" on Rome's part.

Would have been nice if the Holy Father had put up an actively pacifist bishop to take a "soft line" against the militarism of the Bush administration, too. Then again, the sheer numbers… [go!]