Monday, November 9, 2015

US Bishop Elections

In Catholic news, I'm still waiting for the document on the family to be translated into English...still waiting...still waiting...

Okay, fine, let's talk about something closer to home. The US Bishops have their annual meeting this month. The new Bishops appointed by Pope Francis are running for office. Specifically, the Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut is running for the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, the Bishop of Sand Diego is running for the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, the Archbishop of Santa Fe is running for the Committee on Migration, and the Bishop of Youngston, Ohio is running for the Committee on Catholic Education.

What's going on here? Is this the start of a Pope Francis United States Bishops revolution?

I think it's business as usual. When I was a seminarian, Bishop McGrath of San Jose told me that when he was first made a Bishop, he was more or less pressured into joining 2-3 national committees, because they don't like to see the young, new guys standing around doing nothing all the time. If that's true, I guess it makes sense that all the young, new guys are trying to join committees.

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