Probably the first time in ecclesiastical history that someone is holding a pep rally for the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Not bad for a guy who never saw a schism he couldn’t widen.
As a cardinal, Archbishop Burke will not only be elevated as one of the princes of the Church, but will be placed among the ranks of those who could become our future pope.
A point of correction on this: it’s more a custom than a fact of canon law that one must be a cardinal to become pope. There may be more corrections afoot, but I had to duck out of there quick with all the pom-poms flying about.