The Pope of Dodge County

2/20/12 – There has been international talk that the former archbishop who once headed the archdiocese that oversees Dodge County could become the Pope one day. Former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan received a lot of attention and praise for his speech on Saturday about spreading the faith at Vatican City. Some Italian media are describing Dolan as having the qualities to be pope someday. Dolan was one of 22 Catholic churchmen ordained as Cardinals this weekend. For decades the leader of the Roman Catholic Church has been Polish or German, but Italy now has 30 Cardinals younger than 80 years old – and those are the ones eligible to vote for a future conclave. While it is unlikely, it is not impossible for an American to be named leader of the Catholic Church. The current pope reportedly described Dolan’s speech as, quoting here, “enthusiastic, joyful and profound.”