A mere two days ago I wrote a post that left me wondering, “What’s been taking Seattle so long“?
Well, apparently nothing now – for today the day has come at last:
Rocco broke the news on who it will be: Bishop J. Peter Sartain, 58, currently serving as the bishop of Joliet. Rocco has posted a fascinating profile of the archbishop-elect, and ends with this encouraging recap of the national scene:
With his Westward transfer, Sartain becomes the youngest American archbishop. What’s more, the Seattle nod sees B16 reach a crucial tipping point on these shores — just short of five and a half years since his election, the pontiff has now named a majority of the Stateside bench’s 32 Latin-rite metropolitans, almost all of them in their late 50s or early 60s.
These good bishops are a gift to the Church in the United States which we will profit from for a significant time to come.