Monday, February 2, 2009

Ecclesiastical Change in the Big Apple soon?

Within the next week to 10 days, New York will get it's new shepherd, so says News Max

New York has been waiting for some time, like Detroit which just had His Excellency, Allen H. Vigneron take the helm. Cardinal Egan is ready for retirement and all eyes are on this forthcoming change.

According to NewsMax which is claiming the change is coming...

Names often cited as Egan’s possible successor include Archbishop Harry Mansell of Hartford, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Archbishop John Myers of Newark, Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan.

Missing from that list is one that I thought for sure would be on it, was Archbishop Chaput of Denver. There had been speculation that he might fit in well in New York.

Whomever it is, it sounds like New York is getting a winner. In fact, I don't know of any bishop appointed recently by Pope Benedict that isn't a winner.

The Pope has chosen an archbishop who is “dynamic, conservative and orthodox”, he says – traits which Vatican watchers say best match those of Archbishop Dolan. The 59 year old prelate is said to be good with the media, genuine, and intelligent. He also has Irish ancestry, a common characteristic of previous archbishops of New York.
Stay tuned....

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