- Vatican Information Service release
- Associated Press: New Dallas Catholic bishop debuts
- Off the Record: Better Late than Never Dept.
- Dallas News: New bishop’s top priority: Get familiar with diocese
- Whispers: D-Day = May Day
- Happy Catholic: Let the Joyful News Be Spread …
- Closed Cafeteria coverage
… and let’s not forget Lake Charles got a new bishop as well!
Appointed Msgr. Glenn John Provost of the clergy of the diocese of Lafayette, U.S.A., pastor of the parish of Our Lady of Fatima, as bishop of Lake Charles (area 13,755, population 284,000, Catholics 84,000, priests 74, permanent deacons 32, religious 41), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in Lafayette in 1949 and ordained a priest in 1975.
… ending the longest bishop vacancy in the United States (since March of 2005). If Papa Benedict is filling vacancies in order of time left vacant, perhaps Birmingham, AL is next…
Update: A photo of Msgr. Provost from the AP newswire.
[photo: AP Photo/Ron Heflin]