27 June 2008

Unjustified Speculation Based on Nothing


The above photos date from the historic ICRSP traditional ordinations at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in June 2007. The two bishops pictured are His Excellency Robert Finn, Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph, and His Excellency Joseph Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago.
It is of course way too early--ridiculously early-- to speculate on a successor to Archbishop Burke.
But on a day like today, when the news is so bittersweet, it helps to occupy the mind!

12 comments:

Benedict said...

Bishop Bruskewitz!

:)

*sigh* one can dream, right?

Jeff Geerling said...

A few facts about the appointment:
http://www.kenrickparish.com/jgeerling/blog/archives/06-01-2008_06-30-2008.html#538

dulac90 said...

Goodness, Timman, he was just ordained! I like Fr. Avis as much as the next guy, but...

OH, you meant those other two. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

What about a traditional choice: a memeber of the clergy of the archdiocese? Why should Saint Louis get an effective bishop from some other see?

YoungCatholicSTL said...

What about Frs. Keller, Morris, Rice, or Ramacotti as the next bishop of the STL? Rumors of Fr. Morris eventually becoming a bishop have been bouncing around the Archdiocese for quite some time.

Anonymous said...

Benedict:

Bishop Bruskewitz, while a good shepherd, is 73-years old, an unlikely candidate for any episcopal opening.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm posting in the wrong spot for this subject, but did anyone hear Charlie Brennan's show this morning? He, and his anti-Catholic, anti-Burke listeners are insane!

TheCrankyProfessor said...

A while back Fr. Reese, SJ, wrote a good book called Archbishop on the American archbishops. Back then there was only one archbishop in the country who had moved from priest to archbishop without being an auxiliary or a bishop somewhere else first - Oscar Lipscomb of Mobile.

So, it's pretty unlikely that member of the local diocesan clergy who is a simple priest will be promoted.

Anonymous said...

Bishop Seratelli!

Don't ask me why, but it was the first name that came to me after reading the news about the Archbishop. I don't know much about him, not even expressing this as a wish, just for some reason his name popped into my mind.

Mark S.

Anonymous said...

I'm still hoping that Archbishop Burke will replace Edward Cardinal Egan. I feel your loss of a wonderful shepherd.

Don

Anonymous said...

Could it be the man on the left? Big shoes to fit, but of the same heart

WhollyRoamin'Catholic said...

Please don't take Bp. Finn.

Thanks in advance.