By Diogenes (articles ) | April 01, 2005 10:36 PM
From the Code of Canon Law:
Canon 395 §3: The Bishop is not to be absent from his diocese on Christmas Day, during Holy Week, or on Easter Sunday, Pentecost and Corpus Christi, except for a grave and urgent reason.
From the Catholic Relief Service Newsline:
March 28. CRS President Ken Hackett as well as Bishop Robert Lynch, president of the board of directors and bishop of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dr. Carolyn Woo, Dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, have been in Indonesia since March 24 to assess the agency's response to the December tsunami and reconstruction efforts.
From the overly modest biography of Bishop Robert N. Lynch on the website of the Diocese of St. Petersburg:
From the beginning of his episcopacy, Bishop Lynch expressed the belief that a bishop's responsibilities are primarily to the diocese where he serves. This belief was soon made visible in the way he made himself present to the priests, deacons, religious, and faithful of the Diocese of St. Petersburg. He recognized the talents and abilities of priests, religious, and laity alike. That recognition crossed the boundaries of gender, age, ethnicity, and upper-body musculature.
(I made the last bit up.)
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Posted by: Vincit omnia amor -
Apr. 01, 2005 11:13 PM ET USA
Thank you for that quote from Canon Law. It certainly confirms what has been posted earlier (and am sure many felt) ... that not only did he abandon Terri in this momentous showdown of the forces of life and death, but also his Diocese during Holy Week & the Sacred Triduum. Would like to see what his response to this is; maybe kinda like the dog ate my homework on the way to school?