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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.

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  • 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!

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