On Being a Bishop

Posted June 24, 2018 2:31 pm by Kathleen Pluth

On Being a Bishop

One suggestion that has been made after this week’s ecclesial timebomb explosion is the reduction of the authority of the local bishop.I don’t agree.Local ordinaries must be sovereign in their local churches, subject to canon law and in union with the Holy Father. As an alternative, I would like to suggest several actions that, from the outside, seem to me to be possible ways to do that.1. Accept more transfer seminarians despite negative recommendations from their home diocese, on a case-by-case basis. I have met a number of former seminarians, who still believe they are called to the priesthood, who

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