change at the top
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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