US Bishops Get Ready to Elect New President

Cardinal Dolan is stepping down as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. I imagine that he has mixed feelings about this.

On the on the one hand, an enormous amount of responsibility, as well as the stress of being the public face of the Catholic Church in America, will be lifted off him. On the other hand, he’s so good at it, that he’s bound to enjoy it. I’m sure that after he steps down, he will both miss it and be glad it’s gone.

In the meantime, here is a run down on the list of candidates. Given the tumultuous times the Church is facing, I pray the bishops chose Cardinal Dolan’s successor wisely.

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  • Bill S

    I posted a comment in the wrong thread. I don’t even know where I posted it. It belongs in another blog.

    • Dale

      Bill, you can find all of your posts, and links to them, if you check your Disqus account. A quick way to do this (but providing less options) is to find any comment you have already made and click on your name (which appears in blue.) You will get a pop-up window which shows all of your comments, where they were posted, and links to them.

      • Bill S

        Thanks. It wasn’t a Disqus site. I see where it went.

    • Madzi

      Bill, we all have days like that!

  • FW Ken

    In some ways, I wish we had a patriarch, or national archbishop. These elections are tiresome, especially since the USCCB had no real ecclesial standing.


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