The Catholic blogosphere is buzzing with reports that Pope Benedict will name a new class of cardinals tomorrow morning.
Most folks don’t seem to think that Archbishop Dolan will be among those getting a red hat next month.
Cardinal Egan is only 78. He’s eligible to enter a conclave to vote for the next pope until he turns 80. The powers that be may not want two archbishops of NY voting at once.
So Tim may have to wait for the next class.
But we’ll see.
One American, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, head of the Vatican’s highest court, is considered something of a sure thing to become a cardinal.