Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Allow me a moment of schadenfreude…
Well, maybe not really schadenfreude, and it’s not about Rumsfeld (although that is certainly noteworthy), but in the wake of last night’s mid-term elections, I want to celebrate a couple of recent positive developments that give me hope that things are moving in the right direction - one political, and one ecclesiastical.
I was tremendously gratified to see Bob Casey Jr. defeat Rick Santorum in the senate race in Pennsylvania. I believe that Bob Casey will turn out to be a very fine senator for the people of Pennsylvania, and this takes me full circle to the very first post on this blog, Why Senator Rick Santorum Had It Wrong.
In another exceedingly positive development, Pope Benedict has replaced Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos with the Brazilian Cardinal Cláudio Hummes as Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy. Read John Allen’s take on it here.