Monday, January 5, 2009

Breaking! Cardinal Maida Retires; Bishop Allen Vigneron to take the helm in Detroit

It's Bishop Allen Vigneron!

I have to get off to work, but wanted to pass along that Cardinal Maida has officially announced his retirement and Bishop Allen Vigneron, currently of the Oakland, CA diocese will talk the helm in Detroit. He will be installed on January 28th.

Folks, this is very good. Bishop Vigneron is a native of metro Detroit, knows the diocese very well (and I do mean, very well), and was an auxiliary bishop here before being assigned in California.

This almost assures him a red hat.

Cardinal Maida is rumored to be staying in the metro Detroit area, along with Cardinal Szoka who also resides in the area.

More on this and background later.

UPDATE: Go read Fr. Z's post on this, and keep an eye on the combox of the same post where some interesting tidbits are flowing.

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