And on this post-Memorial morning, a fitting start….
…and as a Denver bonus for a homecome son, of course, “heaven” is Colorado:
It’s official now — at this Roman Noon, the Pope has named Bishop Sam Aquila of Fargo as the fifth archbishop of Denver, and Bishop Richard Malone of Portland in Maine has been tapped to lead the 700,000-member Buffalo diocese (a stolid fold roiled by a flood of nearly 80 parish closings over recent years) on the retirement of Bishop Edward Kmiec, who reached the retirement age of 75 last 4 June and has reportedly been in poor health.
As previously noted, Aquila is slated to be installed as head of his hometown church on July 18th.
And as a wild day on multiple fronts pans out, more to come.