Katerina and I just found out that our own archbishop, Daniel DiNardo, was named a Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI. This is wonderful news for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, which was just raised to the status of Metropolitan Archdiocese by Pope John Paul II in 2004. Archbishop DiNardo is the first cardinal to be named from a Texas diocese, so we are thrilled at this historic news.
I have met and chatted with Archbishop DiNardo on a number of occasions. We are both from Pittsburgh, so when I see him, we exchange our thoughts on how the Steelers are playing. DiNardo is a man who drinks deeply of the Word of God, and the couple of times we have had an exchange on Scripture have left me in awe. Truly a worthy choice for the College of Cardinals.