For A Quarter-Century, The Man of This Hour

Posted December 11, 2017 5:37 pm by Editor

For A Quarter-Century, The Man of This Hour

On the Sunday before the Pope arrived on US soil, the headline was unforgettable.Above the fold and down the right A1 column, some half-million copies of The Philadelphia Inquirer blared the week’s Top Story in these words:”Bishop: Church’s answers lie with the laity.”On one ecclesial bank of the Delaware River, the 2008 comment didn’t merely arrive as “news,” but was viewed as tantamount to a declaration of war. Just across the three bridges, though, for Bishop Joe Galante (above) the line was simple reality – at least, if his church’s best days weren’t going to be behind it.Now retired from the

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