Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

how bishops are made

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 29, 2005

Kudos to Mark Mossa, for noticing this gem in the Code of Canon Law (332 §1):

If he does not have the episcopal character, he is immediately to be ordained Bishop.

As Mossa explains, Canon 332 treats of the election of a Pope, and stipulates that, in the case where the man elected is not already in episcopal orders, he is thereupon to be consecrated bishop.

And you thought we were close to getting an explanation for The Crisis? Well, so did I.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our June expenses ($11,894 to go):
$35,000.00 $23,106.23
34% 66%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Sep. 30, 2005 8:25 AM ET USA

    Positively ellipsistical, Diogenes! I guess Maureen Dowd hasn't read the Code of Canon Law or we would have known that...

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Sep. 30, 2005 1:17 AM ET USA

    Yes, this would have explained so much of The Crisis... thanks for such a valiant effort, Mossa & Diogenes. Keep investigating for an explanation!

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The political outlook after Obergefell 10 hours ago
Good news/bad news on the Vatican PR overhaul 13 hours ago
So now is it 'hate speech' to deplore the Obergefell decision? 14 hours ago
Acedia and the Unbearable Lightness of Being June 29
Is Western Politics Dead? June 26

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15
Cardinal Kasper: Pope never approved my proposal CWN - June 4