In all the flurry of activity in the wake of the new encyclical of Pope Benedict, let us not forget to pray for the (now) youngest bishop in the USA, His Excellency Alexander K. Sample who was consecrated yesterday, 25 January 2006, as the new Bishop of Marquette in Michigan. Bishop Sample is a friend from years past. I have every confidence that he will be a good bishop. Do keep him in your prayers.
Ad multos annos!