change at the top
By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 22, 2005
The diocese is in trouble. Mass attendance is down; parishes are closing; the seminary is empty; the laity is angry; the priests are demoralized; the victims' attornies are jubilant; the district attorney is suspicious.
Finally the bishop resigns, and a new bishop is assigned to take his place.
Don't you wish that once-- just once-- the new bishop would say something like what was said by the new head of the Kodak Corporation:
"Our disappointing start in the first half of this year makes it clear that I need to make some changes, and make them now," Antonio Perez, who took over as chief executive in June, said in a prepared statement. "We cannot continue with this bleeding year after year."
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Posted by: -
Jul. 22, 2005 8:27 PM ET USA
I thought you were writng about Los Angeles and I had missed the Removal of Roger Red Hat... or as we call him witnh affection...Roger the Red.
Posted by: Fr. William -
Jul. 22, 2005 12:42 PM ET USA
Tremendous analogy, Diogenes. One the bishops at the next USCCB meeting might find helpful in administering their dioceses... I pray.
Posted by: -
Jul. 22, 2005 11:56 AM ET USA
Funny that you should mention Kodak which has its headquarters in Rochester, NY, where, except for the bishop resigning, the entire rest of the first paragraph is entirely true.