Continuing on the theme of “Church leaders are regular people, too”….
I love Bishop Daniel Jenky. As bishop of Peoria since 2002, he’s been a wise, good-natured leader and an excellent homilist. He also serves as a Fellow and Trustee of the University of Notre Dame.
Bishop Jenky just posted this amusing picture on Twitter. “Just 4 fun,” he tweets, “here is a picture of me in a shoot out as I was asked to bless the set for the Wyatt Earp movie.”
I assume he’s referring to the 1994 movie starring Kevin Costner in the title role. The film features an all-star cast including Dennis Quaid (as Doc Holliday) and Gene Hackman (as Nicholas Earp).
Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp was an iconic figure in the history of the American West, who has been memorialized in TV and movies. He was a gambler, Pima County Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona. He is perhaps best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, during which lawmen killed three outlaw cowboys.
As for Bishop Jenky: His Excellency is actually quite an expert in social media. In addition to maintaining a presence on Facebook and Twitter, he publishes his own blog.
Over on the blog, I found him pictured with his two Chihuahua puppies, Monsignor and Vicar.