In this photo taken on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, right, and St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson confer following funeral services for Stan

 

              In this photo taken on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, right, and St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson confer following funeral services for Stan
In this photo taken on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, right, and St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson confer following funeral services for Stan Musial at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis. Prevailing modern wisdom has been that an American — or a citizen of any superpower — could not be elected pope. Many Vatican watchers still think that's true, but others say that Dolan, a Ballwin native, may represent the first real prospect of an American pontificate. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT