Daniel Nicholas Cardinal DiNardo Daniel Nicholas Cardinal DiNardo
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
May 23, 1949
Nov 24, 2007
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English Cardinal DiNardo speaks to media
Mar 25, 2008
In a meeting with the media in the Cathedral’s basement, Cardinal Dinardo was jovial and excited.

(siouxcityjournal.com/blogs) He expressed happiness to be back in Siouxland, where he said he his experience as a “baby bishop” prepared him to be Cardinal.

Dinardo talked about a visit to Pope Benedict where he met the Holy Father and was impressed with his listening skills and ability to discern advice from around the globe. “The Pope is a keen listener and observer and knows how to synthesize things very well.”

Larry Wentz asked about similarities and differences between his Texas and Sioux City positions.

“I have a church with 7,000 families in a parish of 23,000 people that speak 70 different languages. It’s quite different from Sioux City in that level. … I have 1.5 million Catholics in the archdiocese.”

As for what he will speak on: “I’m going to speak on how much I love Houston, but how much I miss county blacktops and Caseys doughnuts. … It is those things that are very dear to me.”

His thoughts on his calling: “When I was sent here, you could get to know your parish priests. I really enjoyed myself here. So did I ever think I’d be named a Cardinal? Absolutely not. … I was in a state of shock to surprise. That way it is all the grace and gift of the Holy Father.”

“The United States as a nation probably has an understanding of the Catholic faith, yet only 6 percent of the Catholic population lives in the United States. Many live in some of the poorest countries of the world.”

I want to thank you all. its great to come back to Sioux City - there are a lot of familiar faces and some new ones. God Bless.
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