Rocco keeps insisting it's going to be Milwaukee's Archbishop to be the next Archbishop of NY. Here's more from him and other Vatican insiders here.
I have not met Archbishop Dolan but inside sources place well within the chancery office there tell me the following:
"He's a very nice man. Funny, down-to-earth, great with the media. Has a good respect for the laity and knows that he needs good administrative people around him. He's a traditional guy but is less traditional than some people make him out to be. He makes a decision and sticks to it."
My only experience of him was when I watched a recording of him addressing the media when he first got the gig in Milwaukee. He had replaced Archbishop Rembert Weakland who was a rather slender man. When a reporter asked him what the main difference between Archbishop Weakland and himself would be, Archbishop Dolan replied:
Your humble blogger is Mike Hayes, a well-known expert in the world of young adult ministry (20s and 30s) in the Catholic Church. Mike is the author of Googling God (Paulist, 2007) where he explores both the chaotic world that young people live in and their religious reactions to that world. He also explores the age of instant gratification and how churches can respond to the needs of the young adult age by using technology alongside more traditional ministry methods.
Mike founded the award winning BustedHalo.com® in 2001 and continues to contribute to it as the editor of their catechetical section appropriately named Googling God.
Recently, he left BustedHalo® to focus on more direct ministry with young people at St Joseph University Parish as a Campus Minister for the South Campus at the University at Buffalo.
He has only two loves: his adorable wife, Marion and a nine pound chihuahua named Haze, who still find him amusing enough to let them live in their home.