Titular Churches of New Cardinals

1. Card. WILLIAM JOSEPH LEVADA Diaconia di Santa Maria in Domnica

2. Card. FRANC RODÉ Diaconia di San Francesco Saverio alla Garbatella

3. Card. AGOSTINO VALLINI Diaconia di San Pier Damiani ai Monti di San Paolo

4. Card. JORGE LIBERATO UROSA SAVINO Titolo di Santa Maria ai Monti

5. Card. GAUDENCIO B. ROSALES Titolo del Santissimo Nome di Maria a Via Latina

6. Card. JEAN-PIERRE RICARD Titolo di Sant’Agostino

7. Card. ANTONIO CAÑIZARES LLOVERA Titolo di San Pancrazio

8. Card. NICHOLAS CHEONG JINSUK Titolo di Santa Maria Immacolata di Lourdes a Boccea

9. Card. SEAN PATRICK O’MALLEY, O.F.M. Cap. Titolo di Santa Maria della Vittoria

10. Card. STANIS?AW DZIWISZ Titolo di Santa Maria del Popolo

11. Card. CARLO CAFFARRA Titolo di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini

12. Card. JOSEPH ZEN ZE-KIUN, S.D.B. Titolo di Santa Maria Madre del Redentore a Tor Bella Monaca

13. Card. ANDREA CORDERO LANZA DI MONTEZEMOLO Diaconia di Santa Maria in Portico

14. Card. PETER POREKU DERY Diaconia di Sant’Elena fuori Porta Prenestina

15. Card. ALBERT VANHOYE, S.I. Diaconia di Santa Maria della Mercede e Sant’Adriano a Villa Albani

Note: Cardinal Law, I believe is the titular bishop of Saint Sussanna (the American Church) and now Cardinal O’Malley’s church is very close to it–although it would have been nice to give him the Capuchin church but I’m guessing someone already has it.

New Cardinals of the Church

Peter Poreku Dery, archbishop emeritus of Tamale, Ghana is given the sign of peace by Pope Benedict XVI after being made a cardinal. In one of the more shocking commentaries I’ve heard, the American commentator used this episode to remark and I paraphrase “Isn’t it strange to see the pope getting up to aid a cardinal who is bound to a wheel chair as opposed to the pope himself being bound to a chair,” (a reference to the late Pope John Paul II).
I would note that the only two cardinals that the pope arose out of his seat to greet (and in this case to make Archbishop Dery a cardinal) were Archbishop Dery and Archbishop Levada–the latter clearly as a sign of the friendship between the two men.
Something that my Rome trip has given me is a new understanding of the churches of Rome, so that in this morning’s ceremony when the pope announced to each new cardinal their titular church in Rome, I knew not only what he was saying but also where they are and what they are like.
Here are the new American cardinals and also the new cardinal of Pope John Paul’s former See, his secretary:

Daily Audio Lenten Post

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From the book of Lenten meditations written by me:

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life

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