Friday, January 06, 2012

"Receive the Red Biretta...."

To kick off this Red Dawn morning, the traditional papal exhortation on the conferral of the Red Hat....

"To the praise of God, and the honor of the Apostolic See
receive the red biretta, the sign of the cardinal's dignity;
and know that you must be willing to conduct yourselves with fortitude
even to the shedding of your blood:
for the growth of the Christian faith,
the peace and tranquility of the People of God,
and the freedom and spread of the Holy Roman Church."
And with that, gang, away we go....

As previously noted, B16's announcement of his fourth intake to the papal "Senate" is slated take place at the Roman Noon Angelus, 6am Eastern.