The Dolan buzz is getting so strong that if he is not introduced tomorrow as the next archbishop of New York, I could write this:
NEW YORK—Countless priests, media people and Catholic Church watchers of all sorts slumped in front of their computers this morning, exhaling slowly and letting out a faint moan, as they realized that the announcement of a new archbishop of New York was not to be.
After two years of trying to guess the identity of the next archbishop, some feared that they could not wait another day.
“I just want the speculation to end, however it ends,” one priest said. “Please. Just say it. Say it…”
I wouldn’t write that. But I could.