Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Noshing, Catholic-Style

On the phone a few minutes ago -- as you know, it's a 24/7 shop here -- I was just reminded that preparations continue apace for the third annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, which'll be held in Washington over two days, 6-7 April.

In succession to Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, who delivered last year's Keynote Address, the organizers have selected a less-widely known bright light in the firmament for this year's star turn: Bishop Robert Morlino of (the People's Republic of) Madison. Notably, Morlino is what our friends on the right would call a "converted Jesuit"; he left the Society to incardinate into the diocese of Kalamazoo in 1981.

The festivities kick off with a liturgy on the evening of 6 April at the capital's St. Matthew's Cathedral. Celebrant and homilist: Uncle Ted, of course.

You know, I might just have to slip (quietly) into this gig and watch.