Monday, February 11, 2013
As news of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation spreads, former parish priest Cardinal Timothy Dolan of Ballwin is one name being discussed as the next possible pope.
The surprise announcement this morning that Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy at the end of the month immediately brought to mind the name of perhaps the most powerful Catholic in the United States as a possible successor. Ballwin native and archbishop of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, was immediately mentioned as a possible successor when the College of Cardinals meets in March to choose the next pope. Local clergy shared their thoughts on Monday's news within the Catholic Church with Patch. "We are praying for all of the Cardinals in the Church as they prepare for the important selection process," Rev. Edward Stanger with Ballwin's Holy Infant Catholic Church stated in a news release. "We are …
The former parish priest from Ballwin is the archbishop of the New York Catholic archdiocese.
The surprise announcement this morning that Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy at the end of the month immediately brought to mind the name of perhaps the most powerful Catholic in the United States as a possible successor. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of New York and a native of Ballwin, was immediately mentioned as a possible successor when the College of Cardinals meets in March to choose the next pope. Chester Gillis, Georgetown University, an expert on the U.S. Catholic Church, the history of Catholicism, and the papacy, was interviewed on the CBS Morning News and asked whether Dolan was a possibility. "I think actually that he is. It's remote, because America is so powerful already …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of New York has posted remembrances of "The Greatest Cardinal" — the baseball Cardinal, that is.
Plans have been announced for services honoring longtime St. Louis Cardinal and community benefactor Stan Musial, who died Saturday at age 92. Those services include a funeral mass on Saturday, officiated by St. Louis Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson and Ballwin native Cardinal Timothy Dolan—a Catholic cardinal, that is—and the archbishop of the New York archdiocese. Dolan tweeted on Sunday, the day after Musial's death, calling "Stan Musial...a great American, a great baseball player, a great Catholic." He also referenced a blog entry he'd written exactly one year before Musial died, on Jan. 19, 2012. In that blog entry, Dolan related how he'd been asked on the day the pope nominated him to be a prince of the church whether he had …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
With family reportedly watching the ceremony in Rome, Timothy Dolan, who grew up attending Holy Infant in Ballwin, officially became a cardinal Saturday.
As previously reported by Patch, the St. Louis native who served the Catholic archdiocese as its auxiliary bishop in 2001 was named one of the church's newest cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI in January. Timothy M. Dolan, was born in St. Louis, attended church as a youth at Ballwin's Holy Infant Roman Catholic Church and "began his high school seminary education at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South in Shrewsbury,"according to the New York archdiocese website. He has been the archbishop of New York since February 2009. Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI presided over the ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica to formally create the 22 cardinals, including Dolan. The men will eventually elect the 84-year-old pontiff's successor. According to the St. …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Shirley Dolan, mother of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Ballwin, said in a New York Daily News feature that her young son used to head make-believe masses.
Timothy M. Dolan, the Archbishop of New York who was selected last month to become a Cardinal, may have been following the path to priesthood long before most people expected. In a Sunday feature in the New York Daily News, his mother, Shirley Dolan of Ballwin, said her son as a young boy would even attempt to deliver communion—a practice that wasn't well received by his siblings and play-parishioners: The Dolan kids “were so sick of eating bread,” recalled their mom, 83-year-old Shirley. “They didn’t even know why they ate it.” Dolan's selection to become a Cardinal will make him a senior ecclesiastical figure within the Catholic Church, and make him a member of the College of Cardinals, whose responsibilities include naming a successor …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Ballwin resident Eileen Shannahan talks about newly-appointed Cardinal Timothy Dolan when he was a first-grader attending Ballwin's Holy Infant School, Newsday Reports.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012