Daily Archives: 5 March 2009

Housing a Bishop

Bishops in Saginaw, Hartford, Cincinnati, and a few other places have left a high bar for successors to follow. When old-style episcopal houses/mansions are discarded or reused, and a new prelate enters with different expectations for living, what happens? The … Continue reading

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GICI 30: Adaptations by Conferences of Bishops

Often missed when the discussion sticks on “Vatican II didn’t authorize, so why did it happen?” are sections 30-35 of the GICI explaining the adaptations permitted or expected from bishops and the ministers of baptism. #30 is long, so we’ll … Continue reading

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Young Priests: How Long?

In his Q&A session with priests of the Diocese of Rome, the Holy Father discusses an interesting point, the term of an associate pastor. The pope has been on a theme of priest as teacher, hence the reference plunked in … Continue reading

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