Category Archives: bishops

Bishop Accountability

Liam linked word of the Holy Father’s motu proprio on bishop accountability. I haven’t found the actual text yet, but I’m sure it’s soon to be out. I noticed this: … the competent Congregation of the Roman Curia may initiate … Continue reading

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Aborted Assignment

Rocco whispered this news on his Twitter feed, and I’m perched between disappointment and acceptance on reading it. (Archbishop John) Nienstedt quietly arrived in Michigan Jan. 6 to help St. Philip pastor Rev. John Fleckenstein, who has been ill, an arrangement … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: A Still and Quiet Conscience

The central narrative of this biography is the struggle between Rome and the Archdiocese of Seattle. A very sympathetic author sets up the tale with an account of his archbishop’s involvement in the 80’s anti-nuclear and peace movement. In Chapter … Continue reading

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Synod Wraps

Synod15 is more or less done. Father Louis Cameli has five suggestions for future efforts, and I like numbers 2 and 4. Moving the synod to a monastery or a place of retreat sounds about right to me. More theologians … Continue reading

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Phobos and Deimos Orbiting Synod15

I have tuned in a few times to Archbishop Coleridge’s site, including today’s update from the synod. When he described his recent experience with the rigorists, I was thinking of the nomenclature for the moons of Mars. The archbishop has … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Decade Makes

Ten years ago today, I linked John Allen quoting a bishop about the 2005 synod. I wonder why in the hell they brought us here and put us through all this, to say absolutely nothing more than what has been … Continue reading

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Not A Straight Line

I was struck by a story Archbishop Cupich realted in his press conference. It reads: There was a priest who told me some years ago that he was doing a funeral a young man who had committed suicide. He was … Continue reading

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