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episcopal management quiz

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 23, 2005

What do you-- I mean, what do you do-- when an auxiliary bishop encourages kids to picket the archbishop's residence?

  • You notice that he's over the age of 75, and accept his resignation. You say he hasn't submitted his resignation? That's OK; accept it anyway.
  • You recall how in 1995, after he had wandered off the reservation, the French Bishop Jacques Gaillot was "transferred" from the diocese of Evreux to the titular diocese of Parthenia. It's difficult for a bishop to do much damage in Parthenia, since there are no people in the diocese. Maybe Bishop Gaillot needs an auxiliary?
  • You figure that encouraging kids to picket the archbishop's residence isn't as bad as encouraging kids to accept unnatural acts as normal, or to reject Church teachings regarding ordination, so actually this wasn't such a bad day after all.

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  • Posted by: Fr. William - May. 23, 2005 5:14 PM ET USA

    Ahh, yes,Diogenes, Bishop "can't we all be protestants" Gumbleton is yet another bishop who is acting as if he did not want to be a successor to the Apostles, let alone a Roman Catholic... In this case, we don't have to discuss early retirement... he's already of age. You have certainly provided the answers in the first two options, Diogenes. Let's also pray that Bishop Gumbleton experiences a conversion to the fullness of the Faith in the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - May. 23, 2005 11:52 AM ET USA

    Just curious: wonder if Bp Gumbleton has sat down with Card. Maida to air his grievance?

  • Posted by: - May. 23, 2005 10:03 AM ET USA

    I would rather picket the auxiliary bishop's residence.

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