Friday, April 22, 2005

"God's rottweiler"

The other night EWTN had a short interview with Cardinal Pell from Sydney. The questions came from Fr. Neuhaus.

(from memory)
Fr. Neuhaus: . . . do you think there will be a discussion on a married clergy and would you welcome such a discussion?

Cardinal Pell: No, I would not welcome such a discussion . . . And I don't think Pope Benedict will instigate such a discussion.
The emphatic nature of Cardinal Pell's response and his whole manner indicated that he's not a man to be messed with. In fact, if I take some liberties and try to read between the lines, I half suspect that Cardinal Pell is a little concerned that Pope Benedict is not going to be firm enough. I would say he definitely doesn't buy this rottweiler business.