|The Red Galero|
Whenever the consistory rolls around, I’m always curious to see which scholarly octogenarians receive the red hat honoris causa.
Seeing a Jesuit among the cardinal-designates is always significant, inasmuch as it suggests the sort of theological service the Holy Father hopes for from the Society of Jesus.
This year’s consistory singled out for honorable mention Fr. Karl J. Becker, S.J., emeritus professor of theology at the Gregorian University in Rome.