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NY's new cardinal wants to be a saint

2012-02-27 22:27

New York - New York's newly elevated Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he wants to be a saint.

Dolan made the comment while celebrating his first Sunday Mass at St Patrick's Cathedral since returning from Rome.

He says his new aspiration came to him when he and other cardinals were asked to ratify a list of candidates for sainthood.

He told his congregation it made him realize that "this isn't about the red hat" or being a cardinal. Rather, he said, "this is about being a saint."

Dolan said he wanted to "bring as many people to sainthood" with him as he could.

But he added: "I got a long way to go, all right."

Comments
  • Godfrey - 2012-02-28 04:27

    Why is every utterance of the world's oldest all-male celibate feudal oligarchy and organised crime family considered to be worthy of worldwide attention and respect? Sainthood! Pah! Sylvia Saint has better morals.

      werner.smidt - 2012-02-28 10:06

      Crisis, let it go.

      Trevor - 2012-02-28 11:00

      @TheSlip Tell me about it. I think He has a word doc with choice phrases that he copies and pastes every time the Church is mentioned. They rotate on an article to article basis. This above phrase was last seen about 3 or four articles ago, I think.

      Godfrey - 2012-02-28 11:20

      Hello Trevor An apt and good turn of phrase is worth repeating. Instead of attacking me (Ad hominem) why don't you rather show that my allegations are not true. Waiting ...........

      Trevor - 2012-02-28 16:26

      @Godfrey I'm not really phased by proving the statement, silly though it is, wrong. It's just that the statements tend to lose their credibility and substance when they're ranted on and on and on ad infinitum. Get creative, choose something new, something fresh. Choose life. Sorry, I can't even get over the cheese I just spat out. See what I mean?

      werner.smidt - 2012-02-29 11:05

      "I see your _ad hominem_ and raise you an _ad infinitum_."

  • Kobus - 2012-02-28 08:31

    He wants to be one. I am already one :)

      Trevor - 2012-02-28 11:01

      If only our wives believed us...

      somersetmorkel - 2012-02-29 13:36

      Sainthood is only for those who become saints by worshiping the true God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

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