rumors confirmed that Pope Benedict has named 24 new cardinals. "So... what does that mean?", you might ask. Well, the Sacred College ("collection") of Cardinals is the body composed of the pope's most trusted and important advisers and, more importantly, their main job is to elect the pope. Out of the 24 newly-named cardinals who will be officially installed in what's called a "consistory" or a meeting of the College at the Vatican on November 20th, two are Americans: Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. and Raymond Burke, archbishop emeritus of St. Louis, Missouri who is currently serving as the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, which basically means that he is the chief justice of the Church's court system and the most important interpreter of canon (i.e. Church) law.