Today the universal church celebrates the Solemnity of St. Joseph, foster father of our Lord and husband to Mary.

But this year we must also acknowledge that it is also first year anniversary since the formal Mass of Installation of Pope Francis. I missed the opportunity last week to offer some reflections on the “year in review” but lots of other people seized the occasion and there is a lot out there which needs not being repeated even in these lines.

Yesterday morning I arose to find that Rocco Palmo had once again served the Church well by posting eight minutes of remarks by our present Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò given last Sunday at the conclusion of a Mass remembering the Holy Father’s election and celebrated at the National Shrine Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

In those eight minutes, Archbishop Vigano spoke every thing which I would have liked to have written but he said them better than I.

Thanks to the mother of all ecclesial blogs (www.whispersintheloggia.com), I am happy to share with you these thoughts, via the video below, with deep and abiding gratitude to Archbishop Vigano who is, like St. Joseph, a treasure to the Church.

Hope you watch and listen:


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