The Vatican has chosen a to-the-north cheesehead to take over America's largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese.
Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan will be installed at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral on April 15.
Dolan, who was named on Monday, is a defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy. He led an elite seminary for U.S. priests and is known for his energy, wit and warmth.
Dolan told reporters he is looking forward to seeing Yankee Stadium.
Cardinal Edward Egan, who is 76, is retiring after nearly nine years.
Egan said he's known Dolan for years and is delighted by the choice.
Egan was bishop of the Bridgeport, Conn., diocese for 12 years before Pope John Paul II appointed him to lead the New York Archdiocese in 2000.