I thought that this would be a quiet week for me. All I really have to do is put the final touches on a retreat I've been asked to give for the Irish Holy Ghost Fathers next week up at Maryknoll. Then the phone rang.
Mary Murphy, from Channel 11 News called me and asked if I would be available tomorrow to be part of Channel 11's live coverage of the installation of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as the 13th Archbishop of New York. I suggested that she try to get a New York priest or at least clear it with the Archdiocese that a Brooklyn priest doing it wouldn't cause a stir. She checked and evidently it's OK.
Now I have to study so that I won't look foolish. Say a prayer that I don't say anything foolish either.