Rock reports with Philadelphia pride of the appointment of his archbishop to the Congregation for Bishops. Is this good news? Or will it be an affirmation of careerism in the episcopacy?
I found Cardinal Rigali’s biography page of interest. Philadelphia is his second see as an archbishop–three if you include a titular appointment while he spent nine years in the curia with major office holdings. Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, a sometime critic of careerism, installed him as St Louis archbishop after the Rome years.
Zenit reports another out-of-towner appointed an American bishop. At least we can say he wasn’t already a bishop elsewhere. And he’s from the same state. Anybody want to render a guess on Cardinal Rigali’s home diocese?