Despite several fingers and toes being crossed in the Bishop's residence, I can say with some certainty that our Bishop Bambera is not on the short list to replace Cardinal Rigali.
In fact it won't be an Italian.
Sorry, Father Sica. I know how important that is to you and your cronies who fought for Bambera.
The Holy Father, not too happy with the Bishops in this country, has been on a roll replacing scandal ridden or dead wood Bishops with men of virtue and holiness.
Watch tomorrow for His Holiness to name Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput to head the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Scranton lost with the recent feel good appointment of Bambera, but now Philadelphia wins with the appointment of a conservative who publicly defends the faith.
More to come.....