April 13, 2007

Pope Set to Make Mark on U.S. Church

Deep Curtsy to Christine

Pope Set To Make Mark on U.S. Church


Key appointments are expected in New York, Baltimore and Detroit, where cardinals have reached retirement age — 75. And retirements or appointments are likely in at least seven other dioceses and archdioceses: Seattle; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Louisville, Ky.; Omaha, Neb.; and Mobile, Ala.

Local Catholics: It may be time to start praying about our Coadjutor again....


Blogger Sanctus Belle said...

Bishop Harrington is also set to retire next year (Diocese of Winona, aka diocese of the I90 corridor) I'm praying for a Bruskiewitz type! Amen+

April 13, 2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger cichx002 said...

We all pray for a Bruskiewicz or Burke type!

April 13, 2007 4:54 PM  
Blogger Terry Nelson said...

I was going to post on this too and start a new contest of guess who's coming to town - glad you have it.

I can't think of anything funny to say.

April 13, 2007 5:35 PM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

Or dare I mention, an "Aquila type?"

Or the real thing!

[Who's poaching on my "news turf?"]

April 13, 2007 5:42 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Sanctus Belle: Thanks for the reminder about Winona.

Terry: I can't either.

cichx002: I pray that too!

Ray: You snooze you lose! ;-)

April 13, 2007 8:34 PM  
Blogger Adoro te Devote said...

I think it would be good for Winona to get a good Bishop...in my observation, the parishes in that diocese are FULL of liturgical issues and innovations. Maybe my cross-section of visited parishes was unlucky, though - Sanctus? What's the state of affairs in Winona?

I pray that the Holy Father sends us a good one up here! :-)

April 14, 2007 8:32 AM  
Blogger Sanctus Belle said...

Adoro - I live in Mankato, in the Winona diocese. And you're right, there's many a problem in many of our churches. We have no orthodox order that I know of, we have one of the most severe priest shortages in the country...but my parish is pretty good (Sts Peter and Paul) but I'm worried because the Jesuits are leaving next year and we have no idea who we'll get as a priest - plus going from 4 priests to one, God save us! We in this diocese seriously need all your prayers. We do have some great seminarians and more recent graduates so we have great hopes!

April 14, 2007 5:19 PM  
Blogger Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

I'm dubious.

The Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Niederauer in San Francisco, and Archbishop Wuerl in Washington. These are not men who bring change.

It would be nice to see Bishop Bruskewitz or someone like him with a Cardinal's see, but I don't look for it.

April 14, 2007 10:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As RE: Winona

No names but I think there are persons in the diocesan bureaucracy that are part of the problem but there is also a group of young, orthodox priests that are making a difference. We do have 2 orthodox orders but both are hermit Carmelites, i.e. not really visible out in the parishes.

April 16, 2007 8:02 AM  
Blogger Kasia said...

I know a fantastic priest who should be named a bishop...he'd make a great cardinal down the road...

I for one would love to see Bishop Bruskewitz sent over here to Detroit...we really need someone like him...but then, who doesn't?

April 16, 2007 3:30 PM  

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