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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 Why not women cardinals?Mark Shea writes: One of the ticking time bombs left by this papacy (which no one has noticed yet) is that Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, in making it clear the priestly office is all we are talking about with respect to women, is that there is now a much clearer possibility for a lay woman to be made a cardinal. We've had lay cardinals in the past. So there's no particular reason we couldn't have them again--and that some of them could be women. I'd be in favor of it, so long as they are orthodox.