Thursday, October 21, 2004

Lightning Strikes Close to Home

Many readers of this blog know of my continuing interest in the situation in the diocese of Wichita, KS. Okay, don't panic. It's just that the diocese has been without a bishop for about a year and change now. I maintain my interest because of the many friends, lay and cleric alike, I have in that diocese. Well, they didn't receive a bishop. Instead, one of their own has been named bishop. Fr. Paul Coakley, the administrator of the Church of the Magdalen, has been named bishop of Salina, KS. All congratulations to him, and if you think of it, remember him in your prayers. This will be a very difficult transition for the parish, who are losing their second pastor after only a brief term, for the diocese, who hate to lose a talented, excellent priest, and for the diocese he goes to, as they adjust to a new man at the helm.

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