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By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 08, 2004

Archbishop John Donoghue of Atlanta celebrated his 76th birthday in August, so he's now 16 months beyond the regular retirement age for bishops. It's not surprising, then, that rumors are beginning to float around about his potential successors.

I won't tell you which name is being mentioned most frequently. But you might say-- if you enjoy gallows humor-- that his appointment would be "nothing short of miraculous."

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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