Especially as our culture grows more hurried and harried and our means of communication grow ever faster, we like to think of simple joys and simple times. I like simple joys as much as the next person, but I also like joys that promise more complexity. For example, a Bach chorale prelude as much as a Gregorian chant. A Cabernet Sauvignon as much as a Pinot Grigio.
It has been announced that one of life's more enjoyable, complex pleasures is coming to Washington. To help commemorate the inauguration of the new President of Catholic University, John Garvey, on the Vigil of the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, the university's patron, Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P. will be preaching at the university Mass. Noon in the Crypt Church at the National Shrine. A DiNoia sermon is not to be missed and it is unlikely to be simple. But, I wouldn't want to miss it.