Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Poor Lubomyr Cardinal Husar

File:Lubomyr Husar.jpgI'm not sure how he feels about this, but Lubomyr Cardinal Husar missed being able to attend a papal conclave by 2 days. If Husar had been born on February 28th, 1933, instead of two days earlier on February 26th, 1933, he could have participated in the upcoming papal election, which will probably occur on March 16, 2013.

Cardinal Husar retired in February 2011 and received the title "emeritus". Despite this, he would still qualify to participate in a conclave. Husar belongs to the Ukrainian Catholic Church, an Eastern sui juris church in communion with Rome.

It's not all bad news though. Cardinal Husar did get to participate in a papal conclave in 2005, when Pope Benedict was elected. Interestingly, Husar was considered papabile despite the fact that he was one of only two Eastern Catholic cardinal electors.

I wonder if Lubomyr Cardinal Husar is upset that he was born two days too early to participate in another conclave.

1 comment:

  1. I have listened to Cardinal Husar's sermons, and have read his writings since I was a teenager and he was a young priest. Judging from his teachings, I am positive he is not upset in the least. He sublimely accepts the Will of God in all he does, and encourages everyone to lovingly do the same. To use the adjective "poor" in describing him is a complete misnomer. He has more richness of Grace than anyone could imagine.