Hearty congratulations to His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan on his elevation to the College of Cardinals. May the Lord continue to bless him in his ministry, particularly in these difficult times for the Church in the US. We look forward to greeting the new Cardinal in his upcoming visit to Ireland in a few months.
In his homily to the new Cardinals, the Holy Father reminded them that they must serve the Church with many attitudes and virtues, one of them being, with "the courage of martyrs", which is symbolised by the colour of their robes - the red of martyr's blood.
Cardinal Dolan's Titular Church is the Church of Nostra Signora di Guadalupe a Monte Mario - a fitting Church for an American, but one who is also an ardent defender of human life.
Church of Nostra Signora di Guadalupe a Monte Mario
I was priviliged to attend the consistory where Bishop Dolan became a cardinal along with 21 other 'porporati'. Bishop Collins of Toronto was also elevated . He has Drogheda connections. He has chosen the Irish Augustinian Church of St Patrick as his titular residence in Rome.ReplyDelete
Fr Iggy O Donovan OSA