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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been elected pope.
Details to follow.
UPDATE: There’s more about the new Pope Francis I HERE.…
This video is an entertaining –but not snarky or disrespectful, mind you — explanation of how the Roman Catholic Church elects popes.
E.J. Dionne SAYS the American Catholic hierarchy would well to recognize that they’ve won a victory in their wrangle with the Obama administration over contraception coverage:
A little more than a year ago, the Obama administration set off a bitter and unnecessary clash with the Roman Catholic Church over rules mandating broad contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement of new regulationsis a clear statement that President Obama never wanted this fight.
The American Catholic hierarchy doesn’t come right out and urge its flock to vote for Mitt Romney, but its antipathy for President Obama is no big secret.
It brings to mind what Thomas Doran, who was then the bishop of the Rockford Diocese, once said of the Democratic Party without actually naming it. In a column in the Aug. 11, 2006, issue of The Observer, the diocesan newspaper, Doran warned that “adherents of one political party would place us squarely on the road to suicide as a people.”
Political pundit Andrew Sullivan, a practicing Catholic himself, LOOKS ASKANCE at Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s scheduled benediction at the close of next week’s Republican Convention in Tampa:
The de facto endorsement of the Romney-Ryan ticket by the Catholic hierarchy became close to authoritative yesterday, as the Cardinal Archbishop of New York accepted – in unprecedented fashion – an invitation to offer a benediction on the last day of the RNC, having gone out of his way to praise Paul Ryan as a “great public servant” whom he is “anxious to see in action.” The usual practice is the local bishop for …