Congratulations to Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, D.C., and Cardinal Burke (formerly of St. Louis) on their ascension to the College of Cardinals. The pope today made a big announcement: he appointed a whopping 24 new bishops as Cardinals. You can find the full list here. The few men on this list that I know anything about make me very pleased with the choices Benedict has picked overall. These men will choose, with God’s help, our next pope.