how bishops are made
By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 29, 2005
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!