Thomas Reese looks at the next Pope:
Benedict has appointed 57 per cent of the cardinal electors (John Paul II named the rest), so they will most likely elect someone with similar views. In American terms, that means someone to the right of Newt Gingrich on social issues and to the left of Nancy Pelosi on economic issues.
Sigh. I’m the opposite. I’m to the right of Gingrich on economic issues and the left of Pelosi on social issues 🙂
The author is a Jesuit priest at Georgetown University.