[I should have just said "We have hinges .... " since cardo = hinge ... :-p] After much speculation in circles that care about these things, many breathed a sigh of relief as the Holy Father announced his first list of cardinals today, on the Feast of the Chair of Peter. Rocco has the scoop. Two more American red hats --- Abp Sean O'Malley of Boston and Abp William Levada, formerly of San Francisco, and currently the Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith. The cardinals will be created in a consistory on March 25.
Shoot, why couldn't he have done this while I was going to be in Rome March 3-9, eh? :-)
Anyway, it's s aaid that only two being can create something out of nothing --- God, with creation, and the Pope with cardinals! :-)