It was like the Oscars, only people really were surprised to see who’d won.
Yesterday you were elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, a shocking victory that broke with tradition by side-stepping the vice president of the organization, who is usually elected.
Sure, the move may signal a continuing rightward shift for the Catholic church, which was never really our thing anyway, but you’re now one of the most public authorities in the church. We can’t help but feel pride! It’s like the Yankees!