(Patheos) After Jorge Cardinal Bergolio was elected pope, on the morning of his installation Mass, Timothy Cardinal Dolan passed right by me as I was doing an interview with the NET-TV outside St. Peterâ€™s Basilica, on his way up to an interview with The Today Show. In his interview, Cardinal Dolan talked with enthusiasm and gratitude for Pope Francis and his early words as pontiff.
(NET-TV is a project of the Diocese of Brooklyn, now famous for its Jesus â€œHipsterâ€ ad.)
Cardinal Dolan reflected on the popeâ€™s first homily in the Square outside St. Peterâ€™s, and in response to a question and concerns about women in the Church raised in a prior Today segment, the cardinal of New York said of Pope Francis: â€œHeâ€™s got to unleash the energy that was given us by Jesus and the Holy Spirit and I wonder if heâ€™s given us a new interpretive key in his homily.â€
Pope Francis, he recalled, â€œspoke of tender love, tender love. Now women are pros when it comes to tender love.â€ [more]