WDTPRS extends congratulations to the people of Philadelphia for the appointment of His Excellency Most Rev. Charles Chaput as their new Archbishop! Condolences to the people of Denver, who must now begin a process of prayer in expectation of the appointment of a new archbishop.
For those of you who are waiting for the appointment of a bishop, here are two proposals I made elsewhere:
PROPOSAL 1: Stop, now, and say a prayer to the guardian angels of those who must make this decision.
PROPOSAL 2: If your diocese is presently “sede vacante“, for each minute of gossip and even of speculation – which will go on anyway – spend 10 in prayer.
These are difficult times. The devil is abroad and has great wrath. The appointment of bishops is always important and difficult.
The bigger the see, the more important the choice, as we have seen to our great consternation.