Category Archives: bishops

Mentioning Sources

Peruvian prelate Juan Luis Cipriani, Lima’s cardinal archbishop, is dropped from a journalism assignment. El Comercio won’t publish any more of his columns because he cited long passages from Popes Paul VI and Benedict XVI without attribution. All my teachings … Continue reading

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Episcopal Motto

The archbishop of my new diocese has taken a phrase from Psalm 27:8a as his motto: Of you my heart has spoken When I checked my NAB and NRSV, that half-verse wasn’t quite versed in that way. Third guess: the … Continue reading

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New Bishops

Liam broke the news here, and Deacon Greg includes a statement from the bishop-elect here. Our frequent commenter mentions that Pope Francis has avoided sending new bishops to places without personal connections. I’m sure anything written by someone other than … Continue reading

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Palliumania, Part 1

Today’s feast of Peter and Paul is a big thing in Rome. And for the world’s newest archbishops. There’s a change in procedure on the docket for this year. The pallium, that woolen badge of an archbishop’s office, was blessed in … Continue reading

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Stop the Echoes

The news from the Twin Cities is stunning for the timing so close to last week’s announcement of bishop accountability. But the archdiocese is already paying the cost: literally through bankruptcy, morale-wise through horrific stories of misconduct and illegal activities, … Continue reading

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The Five Proposals

The council of nine offered five proposals on accountability. From the Vatican Radio site: The text concludes with a list of five specific proposals made to the Holy Father, which are listed below.  It is proposed: 1.  That because the … Continue reading

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Culturewar, RIP?

From San Diego’s Bishop Robert McElroy: As the people of God we must build bridges which reflect the teaching of the Church that we Catholics are – not called to separate from culture, – nor to be co-opted by our … Continue reading

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