I have been waiting to see one of these types of posts for a while now. Father Z. has covered Ouellet. Arinze seems to have a few posts here and there, although people seem to think his age is a huge factor, and I would agree. But Burke didn’t have any of the bigger hitters coming out and actually saying, “he could be it…” The traditionalism he seems to support and defend is seen as a “detriment” but Taylor Marshall seems to think the opposite.
His post, Pope Prediction: 10 Reasons Cardinal Burke Will Be the Next Pope spells out his rationale for the prediction.
Here are a few examples, and then you really should go read the rest…
2. Burke thinks seriously.
6. Burke will help the cardinals and bishops do what they know they need to do: discipline dissenting Catholic politicians.
9. He is the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.
While he is on my list of folks I am “hoping” for, I know that the Conclave has a lot of factors aside from, “Who is the best candidate.”
Go read the rest and tell me what you think.