CALLING IT LIKE IT IS!
Many of the appointments of new bishops in this country this year have been long on pastoral experience and wisdom and not so much academic types, bureaucrats, or men lacking in practical pastoral experience. Almost all of them exude a witness to hope that I believe our beloved Church needs at this moment in history. Now let me say up front, that I doubt if I would meet the template which presently seems to be driving the Holy Father’s appointments. There is no question in my mind about the appointment of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan as Archbishop of New York, though. I believe that the Archbishop will soon be one of the most credible spokespersons for the Church in the United States and one to whom we U.S. bishops will turn to help us out of jams. His placement in the media capital of the world, New York, gives him ample opportunity to speak to many issues and his background as a legitimate Church historian gives him a very unique perspective. To whit, I encourage all of you to read his latest blog entry. All I can say, is right on, Archbishop Tim. If you have Sirius radio you can hear the Archbishop live every Thursday for one hour beginning at one o’clock.