My Monday Washington Examiner column anticipates the most important decisions the new pope will make yet –coming very soon, and concerning the 14 or more men he will be elevating to the College of Cardinals on February 22, 2014.
I will be back in studio Monday after a visit to the pope’s home town, which included a couple of visits to his former “home church,” the Metropolitan Cathedral of Buenos Aires, a beautiful church, and very unusual in two respects noted in the column. On tomorrow’s show I’ll be talking about the pope and his approach to church reform and economic justice with AEI’s Arthur Brooks, The Acton Institute’s Father Robert Sirico, and biographer of popes and student of the Church George Weigel. I believe in coming back from vacation with a bang.
On the show tomorrow I will be urging you to be generous o the Salvation Army in these closing days of our annual Red Kettle appeal. Dennis Prager has pulled a touch ahead of me in the past week, but I have two days left in which to make up ground.
And of course, you can still order my new book, The Happiest Life: Seven Gifts, Seven Givers and the Secret To Genuine Success, in time to put the gift card under the tree, with guaranteed delivery on publication day –December 31, 2013, very intentionally chosen so that the book can assist you or anyone who receives it in making their New Year’s resolutions, one of which should be to be happier throughout 2014.
And to open the show –Doris Kearns Goodwin, whose magnificent Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism kept me engrossed and entertained throughout my long travels these past two weeks.