My! How time flies! Not until I saw Father Zuhlsdorf's post did I realize that Cardinal Wuerl is 76 years old, one year past retirement age. Father Z, however, related a rather unpleasant rumor - that Bishop McElroy might be selected to replace the Cardinal.
In this anthology of posts, I addressed some comments "to the readers who have the misfortune to call him their bishop". Well, will that misfortune be foisted upon us? I'm not sure it really matters. On the one hand, should Wuerl retire, we can be certain that anyone whom the pope might pick will be very similar to Wuerl. McElroy would meet that requirement. Any differences between Wuerl and McElroy are at most, matters of style.
Frankly, I'm not sure Cardinal Wuerl is retiring any too soon. He's been too helpful to Pope Francis as the latter pours progressive poison both in and on the Church.