What It Means If Its Abp. Chaput to Philly

As the hours go by it appears more and more likely that Archbishop Charles Chaput will be named the next Archbishop of Philadelphia tomorrow. Giving full respect to the embargo, I’d like to speculate on what +Chaput’s appointment to Philly will mean for the Catholic Church in America. Left-wing Catholics unfriendly to +Chaput are already trying to flavor the narrative, and I don’... More

Epiphany Surprise: +Perry to Rochester?

Could this be the next bishop of Rochester? While I haven’t been active in the new bishop buzz recently, I did receive a fascinating report tonight that Bishop Joseph Nathaniel Perry, an auxiliary of Chicago, may have been chosen to become the next bishop of Rochester, New York. The announcement could be made as soon as tomorrow morning. The diocese of Rochester needs a new bishop. There ar... More
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Pinning down Seattle

The Archdiocese of Seattle is proving to be a difficult seat to fill. 109 days ago I first put Seattle on the AmP radar as being overdue for a new appointment. Abp. Alex Brunett has been serving past his date of mandatory retirement since January of 2009 (when he turned 75), waiting for a replacement to be appointed by the Holy See. According to my father’s handy chart, Seattle is the most &... More
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