At last, the hunger of the waiting multitudes will be assuaged! A Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals is promised!
How your hearts have been warmed by that news!
I bet Uncle Arthur's career will really now start motoring!
I wonder if, this time, PF will allow the Empurpled Fathers to get to know each other by actually conversing ... at least ... please, Holy Father ... in sign language. So far, he has talked a lot about Parrhesia, but what that seems to mean is "If you agree with me, say so much more loudly". The previous facility given to Cardinals at Consistories, to exchange views with each other in a synodical sort of way, has been prevented in the more recent Consistories. Loss of complete control, doncha know, is dangerous. Viva Peron! Even viva Eva!
Of course, a safe and simple dodge would be to make the imminent consistory Virtual for 'health reasons'. Then they wouldn't even be able to give each other a subversive nudge.
Personally, I think that the Sacred College has significantly lost functionality. I've forgotten how many they are currently and how many of those will be qualified to enter a Conclave (128?), but it stands to reason that the group dynamics cannot be the way they were when the numbers in the College stood at around twenty. When everybody knew the colour of everybody else's snuff.
I find it gets a bit boring that so many chappies are "Your Eminence". Surely there could be some alternative formulae of honorific address.
How about "Your Abysmal Sublimity"?
I rather think that when C S Lewis coined that phrase he very prophetically had Cupich in mind.