What A Road to the Episcopacy

Naturally, Rock is all over Fr Christopher Coyne’s excellent midwestern adventure. Escape from immaturity is how I thought of his lost assignment at an allegedly “excellent” parish almost five years ago.

SNAP seems to be stirred up about this new assignment, but I’m not sure I see it. They’re not on my bandwagon about the traditional value of bishops being elevated from within a diocese. At least Fr Coyne isn’t a bishop in another diocese.

Fr Coyne was an academic. Since his role as “Meet the Press” he’s been a pastor. By all accounts a good one. Anybody hear anything different?

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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6 Responses to What A Road to the Episcopacy

  1. Liam says:

    A very dear friend of mine who worked with Fr Coyne when he was heading our Office of Worship thinks highly of his abilities at all levels. I am sure she will be pleasantly stunned at this very unexpected turn of events.

    As for me: we just had 2 auxiliaries appointed in Boston, so I guess there wasn’t room locally?

    Anyway, it’s quite the curve ball.

  2. Anne says:

    Congratulations are in order. A big surprise in the sense that he will be leaving Boston. My only encounter with him (other than the local news)was a church architecture course. He is a very nice person.

  3. Jimmy Mac says:

    “A very nice person” is akin to damning with faint praise.

  4. mary lydon says:

    fr. coyne has been our pastor at st. margaret mary parish in westwood ma. for nearly 5 years…he has completely revitalized the parish and everyone who comes in contact with him..our church is filled at all masses with families and young people as well as th elders..his homilies are relevant and inspiring and we love him, but are so happy for him that he has become a bishop..he truly is a holy man and deserves all good things..Godspeed fr. coyne

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