Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Red Hat 101

And so, with an eye to the rites now called for 24 November, first, a reminder of what the "red hat" moment looks like...

For its significance, however – in anything but electing the next Pope... yet so much more – we'd be remiss to look to any other but The Great One.

Despite being absent from the Synod, the cardinal-archbishop of Toronto arguably remains the premier figure of the New Evangelization in the English-speaking church. In that light, shortly after his February elevation, Tom Collins gave the following catechesis explaining the role – and what it means well beyond a new cardinal – at his boyhood parish:

VIDEOS: Centro Televisivo Vaticano(1); Salt+Light(2)