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June 10, 2006

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Zadok the Roman

Bertone is certainly hotly tipped - the one thing going against him is his age. I would have expected the job to go to someone about 5 years younger.
I have heard whispers of a surprise appointment for the Secretariat of State - one non-Italian name has been suggested in some quarters. That would be a genuine surprise as conventional wisdom says that a non-Italian Pope needs an Italian Secretary of State.

KC Priest

Szyszkiewicz seems quite sure of himself:

"But, sorry, this is no speculation. Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo will be coming to the Twin Cities as the archbishop. My prediction is that the announcement will be made on the 13th or the 20th."

Hmm, I wonder if the Universal indult to offer the Tridentine rite will be granted on that day as well! Since we are speculating (or not!), who will be going to Fargo? How about Sioux Falls?

KC Priest

Szyszkiewicz seems quite sure of himself:

"But, sorry, this is no speculation. Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo will be coming to the Twin Cities as the archbishop. My prediction is that the announcement will be made on the 13th or the 20th."

Hmm, I wonder if the Universal indult to offer the Tridentine rite will be granted on that day as well! Since we are speculating (or not!), who will be going to Fargo? How about Sioux Falls?

aaron

The long march though the institutions....?/?

Charles A.

Has an active ordinary of a diocese ever been transferred to be mere co-adjutor of another? Why not just wait until the retirement of the second bishop?

KC Priest

Yes, an active ordinary has been transferred ato become coadjutor of a larger see - it has happened and is not beyond the possible.

As far as waiting for retirement, sometimes it makes sense to give the replacement a chance to get his feet wet and become acclimated to the new see before he begins to bear alone the brunt of its administration. On the other hand, if it happens, it may be individuals in Rome sending a clear signal that they are displeased with the goings-on n a particular diocese. For what its worth, and this has been noted here before - St. Paul is a strange bird - sometimes it quacks like a duck and other times it clucks like a chicken.

InPhoenix

Charles A.,
An example that immediately comes to mind is that of Archbishop DiNardo of Galveston-Houston. In 2004, while serving as the bishop of Sioux City, he was appointed coadjutor of Galveston-Houston. He went from ordinary of one diocese to coadjutor of another.

Glenn

It cannot be stressed enough: there was a pernicious relationship between Cardinal Sodano and Marcial Maciel, beginning when Fr. Raymund Cosgrave, LC was sent to personally "recruit" Sodano for the cause when the Card. was papal nuntio in Chile. I was there to witness all of that. And I was in Rome for many years while this personal relationship was developed with money and politics. I say good riddence for the Church with both of these guys out of commission.

Carlos

Glenn seems to like the word "pernicious", so I will apply it to his comment posted here. I would also call Glenn a liar. I was there too, and Glenn can say he saw some things develop or whatever, but Sodano and Maciel were at least on speaking terms long before Glenn arrived in Chile in 1987. What are you trying to accomplish Glenn? Show everyone how important and well placed you were? Perhaps your mother did not give you enough hugs.

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