Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Future Jesuit Cardinal?

With Cardinal Ouellet's departure for Rome, there is now only one -- Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte in Montreal. Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto will likely be made a cardinal this fall. Given that Cardinal Ouellet's successor in Quebec may not be made a cardinal -- Cardinal Ouellet's predecessor was not--it opens the possibility of a second cardinal outside of Quebec, where the Canadian Church's current vitality and future potential lies. It is now plausible that Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. of Ottawa, who has been given important global assignments in recent years, may join Archbishop Collins in being admitted to the sacred college. After all, it was Archbishop Prendergast who was at Cardinal Ouellet's side in June during the height of the abortion controversy.
Link (here) to read the full article at The National Post.
Read the blog of Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. entitled, The Journey of a Bishop (here).

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