I was sadly happy to read this morning that Archbp. Burke has been, as I suspected he would be, named by His Holiness as Prefect of the Signatura.
Sadly happy, I say, because the loss of Archbishop Burke as an ordinary in the USA will be the Universal Church’s gain.
I am also happy because now Archbishop Burke will be made, God willing and soon, a Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church. Being fairly young yet, he will perhaps have a say in the next conclave – though I hope that that will be many years from now.
Also, I suspect he may show up from time to time to pontificate at Ss. Trinta dei Pellegrini!
Congratulations, Archbishop Burke! Ad multos annos!