Over on National Review Online, I comment a little on the election of a new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Asked to comment on the election of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Catholic Speaker of the House John Boehner said in a statement:
American Catholics are grateful to the bishops for reminding us of our obligation use the blessings we have as Americans to humbly serve others, particularly those throughout the world who are suffering. For years Americans Catholics have relied on the voice of Cardinal Dolan and been blessed by his steady guidance, and our prayers and thanks are with Archbishop Kurtz as he accepts this call.
We’re all called to stewardship. Many bishops, and the conference, have been pointing this out. Let’s pray we answer our civic call, nourished by daily lives of prayer, discernment, and radical love.