From the American Papist (look to the right-hand bar of this window) I learned of the pending retirement of the current bishop of Fort Wayne/South Bend. Bishop John D'Arcy is 77 years old; he submitted his resignation 2 years ago as per the requirements. The stories have it that he will announce his replacement tomorrow. His successor is already a bishop currently serving in another diocese.
Bishop D'Arcy came into prominence last spring during the Notre Dame commencement debacle, when President Obama befouled the commencement with his pro-abortion presence there. As far as I'm concerned, there is still much clean-up that needs to happen at the episcopal level that hasn't happened. Why it hasn't happened to date has baffled me, but perhaps these questions will be answered tomorrow.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Bishop D'Arcy To Retire?
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