dash to judgment
I note with interest that the Holy See announces today that two bishops of Sankt Poelten are now retired. Krenn exits, not quietly, stage left (Canon 401-2). The auxiliary has passed the retirement age of 75. We may hope that mistletoe will not feature in the Installation Mass of the new ordinary.
U.S. seminarians may remember that a "new and serious visitation" of their seminaries was promised two years ago. Anybody have a digital camera?
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Oct. 07, 2004 2:29 PM ET USA
According to the CWN story, the auxiliary passed the retirement age back in May. Did the Vatican just notice? The same way the Vatican "just notices" the health problems of so many bishops, right after they're named in the scandals?
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Oct. 07, 2004 2:06 PM ET USA
Considering the evident zeal for reform in Rome, it couldn't be for lack of interest that the American visitations haven't occurred! Austria is a lot closer to Rome than the United States. It's expensive to send people "across the pond" to visit seminaries in such a large country. The tardy arrival of the inspectors must be due to budgetary constraints!