Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Chanting I Will Go

My continuing self-study of Gregorian Chant takes a more formal route for the next three days.

I will be in Houston, TX for this event.

Looking forward to learning more about this musical form and how to perform it well.

Also looking forward to meeting new people and re-establishing recent acquaintances.

I'm leaving on a jet plane in less than two-and-a-half hours.

Back late Sunday afternoon.

Prayers for safe travel and success are welcome.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Red Hat Report

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI has announced the names of 24 prelates to be elevated to the rank of Cardinal.

Among them are two Americans: Cardinal-designate Raymond L. Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis, MO and current head of the Vatican's highest tribunal, the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature, and Cardinal-designate Donald W. Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, DC.

The appointments truly represent a Universal Church:
"The universality of the church is reflected in the list of new cardinals. In fact, they come from various parts of the world and fulfill different tasks in the service of the Holy See or in direct contact with the people of God as fathers and pastors of particular churches," the pope said.
These princes of the Church will be formally installed on November 20.

UPDATE: A letter of thanksgiving from Archbishop Burke.