Thomas at American Papist writes:
Well, I’ve been thinking, we need a good nickname for Cardinal Levada now that he is the head of CDF.
Hmm, let’s see, if Ratzinger was "God’s Rottweiler" and we want to continue the canine theme … how about "The Golden Retriever" for Levada?
"Golden" because of Levada’s San Francisco origins (the Golden Gate bridge…) and "Retriever" because many people consider him to be a glorified messenger boy for the ex-head of CDF, Il Papa himself.
Huh? Dig it? Someone wanna bite? Does it have wings? 😛
If some brave soul wants to photoshop something together I’d be much obliged. 😉
Interesting nickname and time will tell it’s aptness. I might not be a brave soul or at least not brave enough to photohop the prefect of the CDF’s head on a dog’s body, but I attempted something else.
My only hope is that he doesn’t turn out to be God’s puffy dog – a show dog with no teeth.
The Prefect has answered this question himself:
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
“Asked how he felt about his sudden transformation into the ‘chief doctrinal watchdog’ of the 1.1 billion-member church, Levada replied:
“‘Well. I would say I’m more of a cocker spaniel than a rottweiler.'”
I was thinking more along the lines of “God’s Bichon Frise”.
B16 isn’t God’s Rottweiler… he’s our German Shepherd.