Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Another Interesting Appointment

Today, the Vatican announced that the Bishop of Patterson, N.J. has stepped down, and a replacement has already been named. His Excellency, Frank Joseph Rodimer, has retired and has been replaced by His Excellency, Arthur Joseph Serratelli, from the diocese of Newark where he served as auxiliary. Here's the bulletin in Italian for all interested parties.

What intrigues me is the speed of some assignments over others. For example, in the case of Patterson, it was instantaneous. For Wichita, they are still waiting to hear anything. Could it be that the speed of new appointment directly correlates to the degree of disaster the predecessor made of the place? We will see...

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