Category Archives: bishops

@ Synod15: Adoption and Foster Parenting

Rocco whispered on proposed edits to the synod’s instrumentum laboris. Behold, a whole section on “Adoption and Foster Parenting.” The start is worth reading. First because of the acknowledgement of the problem of children who lack families: 138. To provide … Continue reading

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A New Bishop For Kansas City

Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for one of my former dioceses. NCRep covered the news, as well as a point of controversy from earlier in Bishop Johnston’s career. A pseudonymous commenter there knew the new bishop when he … Continue reading

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Mystagogue Bishops

In his address to new bishops, Pope Francis addressed mystagogy, a fascination since my grad school days. I find a lot of meat in the Holy Father’s words to groups to which I do not belong. I’ve made a resolution … Continue reading

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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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