Posts Tagged ‘Bishop’

Who wants to be a bishop? Comments 0

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Just a few months ago – though it seems like years – Washington, DC was the most coveted see in America. Though not the largest or wealthiest diocese, its archbishop is often the most politically well-connected cleric in the United States. All that changed when its former archbishop, Theodore McCarrick, was revealed to be a Read more

West Papua Catholics call on their bishop to quit Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Catholics in Indonesia’s West Papua province of Manokwari-Sorong are calling on Bishop Hilarion Datus Lega to quit. They want the “foreign” bishop to be replaced by a native-born Papuan priest. Lega was born on Flores Island in Nusa Tenggara Timur, the southernmost province of Indonesia. The anger allegedly stems from a dispute between two priests that turned into an Read more

Preferred new Anglican Bishop chosen for Christchurch Comments 0

Monday, August 20th, 2018

A preferred candidate has been chosen as Christchurch’s new Bishop – but their name will remain a secret until a vote by the church’s governing body. The involved and legal process to determine a new Bishop for the city began after Victoria Matthews stood down from the role in May.  Continue reading Related Posts:NZ Anglicans favourably Read more

Bishop is not a CEO. Parishes are not just local branches of the diocese Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017
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Why is the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch worrying about how to fund rebuilding the Cathedral? After all the public land records show Diocese has $320 million “empire” of cash and properties. Why not, for example sell the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tekapo to help fund the rebuild? But a diocese, Anglican or Catholic, Read more

Hopeful signs suggest Vatican and Beijing may meet half-way Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Hopeful signs suggest the Vatican and Beijing may meet half-way on who has the right to select and appoint mainland China’s bishops. Just who should be entitled to choose bishops has been a stumbling block between the Vatican and mainland China since 1951. Cardinal John Tong, who is the head of the Catholic church in Read more

70-year-old bishop goes skiing with students from Holy Saviour school Comments 0

Friday, February 10th, 2017

70-year-old Bishop Robert Deeley of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland went skiing with elementary and middle school students of Holy Savior Catholic school. “I’ve been skiing since 1974,” Deeley said. “If you live in New England, especially on a day like today, what could be more beautiful?” “It gives me a nice chance to Read more

Anglicans and Catholics in Solomon Islands prepare to welcome new bishops Comments 2

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The Catholic Church of Solomon Islands will soon witness the installation of its third archbishop. And on the same weekend the Anglicans will consecrate the fifth bishop of Temotu (Santa Cruz). Archbishop, Christopher Cardone  was appointed the Catholic archbishop of Honiara in June. The Chairman of the Installation Committee of Holy Cross Parish, Mr. Aloysius Read more

Bishop Lowe has a natural affinity for rural communities Comments 0

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

After an earlier career in the forestry, industry the recently appointed Bishop of Hamilton, Stephen Lowe, seems a natural choice to lead this largely rural diocese. The Hamilton diocese covers the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, East Cape and King Country. “I have a love for the rural areas, both the people and the countryside,” Lowe Read more

The Bishop who ran a petrol station for 34 years Comments 0

Friday, September 4th, 2015

After a disagreement with the Pope, a bishop resigned his position and spent the next 34 years working in a petrol station and writing a weekly column for his local newspaper. In 1903 Bonaventure Finbarr Francis Broderick, at the early age of 34, had been appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Cristóbal de Read more