CitE* Watch: Sidestepping on the Gulf

One small step for a bishop, but how giant a leap is it to archbishop?

Bishop Thomas Rodi moves to an adjacent see and picks up a pallium in the deal.

By the way, he retains administrative ties as the apostolic administrator of Biloxi until the Congregation for Bishops finds somebody (anybody?) to cover on the Mississippi coast.

Rock gives you the usual goods on the appointment, including a list of nineteen dioceses tapping impatient feet for new shepherds:

Biloxi now becomes the nation’s ninth vacant diocese, joining (in order of length) Little Rock, St Thomas, Des Moines, New Ulm, Knoxville, Green Bay, Charleston and Juneau.

In addition, ordinaries serving past the retirement age still await successors in (again, by order) Detroit, New York, Omaha, Kalamazoo, Syracuse, Fort Wayne-South Bend, New Orleans, Wilmington, Pueblo and Allentown.

For those keeping score, that’s almost ten percent of the Latin rite dioceses and archdioceses in the nation. I wonder how the Church as a whole is doing?

* Careerism in the Episcopacy

About these ads

About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
This entry was posted in Church News, Ministry. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s