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resignation accepted

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 30, 2008

Gallup New Mexico Bishop Donald Pelotte has finally been retired under the Canon 401-dash-2 provision. The demands of trust and transparency being what what they are, we can expect a candid explanation of the circumstances toward the end of 2023.

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  • Posted by: - May. 01, 2008 2:08 PM ET USA

    Agreed with Ex Cop, justice and charity seem to have been served. Any further follow through on Canon 401 §1 or §2 will tell plenty.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 30, 2008 10:07 PM ET USA

    I usually agree with the "tone" of articles here, but not this time. I think given the information available in the secular media and elsewhere we all have a pretty good indication of the "grave circumstances" which apply under Canon 401-2 in Bp. Pelotte's case. The fact is his resignation has been accepted. Perhaps we ought to be satisfied with that. I'm not sure we have any business or right to expect an explanation. To not trust PB XVI's judgement is to emulate our too liberal brethren.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 30, 2008 5:10 PM ET USA

    Thanks for that! Better mark my calendar...

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