Cardinal Danneels, though he is open-minded and respectful, is distressed that there are not brighter men in the Church hierarchy. This point comes up as we speak about the Synod of Bishops. He has attended every assembly since 1980.
"They are good shepherds. But from time to time I think it would be good if 5 percent of them were also thinkers, that don't lack hearts. We need among the bishops and cardinals some really intelligent people." - The Tablet (click below for full article)