Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Truth's Servant... And Now, the Liturgy's

Sure, yesterday's ordination (fullvideo) of Archbishop Gus DiNoia OP (photos) had more than its share of breathtaking elements -- stunning music, prayerful pace, a crowd drawn from across the globe... and more scapular-clad lay Dominicans than anyone's ever seen in one spot -- but the moment that seemingly trumped 'em all (because, well, it was the only thing anyone talked about afterward) came when the ordinand delivered the classiest, simplest and, by far, shortest remarks in memory from a new bishop.

Just watch:

And given the Dominican's new post, the words -- rather, the lack thereof -- send quite the message.