I’ve never been a particular fan of any of these three men, but I suppose Cardinal Wuerl is the best of the bunch.
For those who enjoy what Italians do best, (this replacement) is nothing short of extraordinary. With today’s nod, the District cardinal becomes the first shepherd of the nation’s capital to have a seat at the Curia’s most significant table of all; until now, only prior archbishops of New York, Boston and Philadelphia have known the role.
The geography seems less important in the modern era of airport bishops. These guys certainly get to know one another much better than in previous decades. Plus there is the internet factor. Just read someone’s blog archives. You get the measure of a candidate thus as well as anything else.