Meet the new Archbishop of Denver…

Bishop Samuel Aquila.

“… he putative appointee — born in California to a family that emigrated West from South Philly — is slated to appear at the traditional 10am press conference before leading an evening Mass in the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, located in the shadow of the Colorado Capitol. By virtue of his appointment alone, the archbishop-elect would be expected to receive the pallium from the Pope’s hands in Rome a month from today on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, alongside the world’s other new metropolitans named over the last year.

According to credible reports, Aquila’s installation has already been scheduled for Wednesday, July 18th — 365 days since his predecessor-to-be, Archbishop Charles Chaput OFM Cap., was transferred to Philadelphia, in a move widely seen in church circles as the most challenging assignment an American prelate has been given in at least the last half-century.”

Does that make me a Catholic hipster since I liked him before it was cool to like him?

Aquila representing at the DC March for Life 2012.

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  • After losing Archbishop Chaput, I wondered what we were in for here in Denver. Sounds we’re still in good hands. 

  • Bernadette Teresa

    Nooooooooo….that’s my bishop!!!   So sad to see him go.