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Old Dec 16, '13, 12:30 pm
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I am puzzled as to why it takes so long to appoint a new bishop. Our diocese, Harrisburg, has been without a bishop for several months.
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Awesome! That guy's my archbishop!

I remember a story my CCD teacher told me about the man, when he was created cardinal:

When asked about the advantages and privileges of his new position, he replied (something along the lines of), "Well, I get to wear a cooler hat."
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I am puzzled as to why it takes so long to appoint a new bishop. Our diocese, Harrisburg, has been without a bishop for several months.
I doubt there is any shorter method that is more responsible ultimately.
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Did Pope Francis expound on his motives? Reading this news from other sources, the media is telling me that our pope is doing this because Burke was more conservative, Wuerl is more liberal- is this true?
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Did Pope Francis expound on his motives? Reading this news from other sources, the media is telling me that our pope is doing this because Burke was more conservative, Wuerl is more liberal- is this true?
Probably not.
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Did Pope Francis expound on his motives? Reading this news from other sources, the media is telling me that our pope is doing this because Burke was more conservative, Wuerl is more liberal- is this true?
Meaning no disrespect to Burke however to your question.

All of the hierarchy is less conservative than Burke- except maybe Bruskewitz.

I like Wuerl- solid choice.

Also the Holy Father- no Pope needs to give reasons for the decisions he makes.
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Probably not.
I am watching to see what happens. This tugged at my interests.
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I doubt there is any shorter method that is more responsible ultimately.
Given that the retirement age of 75 is clearly a known date, one would think that the vetting process for a successor could be undertaken in a more timely, planned, and responsible manner. From what I've seen the norm appears to be that a bishop has to spend an extra year in office, with his successor not named until after his 76th birthday.
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I see the CAF News Bot is adding duplicate threads.

But here is an NCRegister article that is more detailed.
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Did Pope Francis expound on his motives? Reading this news from other sources, the media is telling me that our pope is doing this because Burke was more conservative, Wuerl is more liberal- is this true?

Could it be the refusal to give communion to Kerry a while back? No matter how many say the pope does not have to give an answer....he will one day have to do such.
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All of the hierarchy is less conservative than Burke- except maybe Bruskewitz.

I like Wuerl- solid choice.

Also the Holy Father- no Pope needs to give reasons for the decisions he makes.
Although I consider myself politically conservative, I would rather think in terms of orthodoxy rather than conservativeness when it comes to Holy Mother Church. Nothing that Burke has said or done is in disagreement with her teachings or the traditions within her. The Cure of Ars, the patron of priests, makes Burke look like he barely toes the line. Many of the outstanding leaders and saints were uber-orthodox.

Does the Pope "owe" any explanations? Not legally/technically, but out of a sense of love and responsibility as our father he does. In this case, I am not one who thinks that this is a case of 'get rid of the conservative' but could have occurred for any number of reasons.
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I see the CAF News Bot is adding duplicate threads.

But here is an NCRegister article that is more detailed.
Thank you for the link! This explains away my concerns!
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Did Pope Francis expound on his motives? Reading this news from other sources, the media is telling me that our pope is doing this because Burke was more conservative, Wuerl is more liberal- is this true?
If the Holy Father lacked confidence in Cardinal Burke, he would not be on so many congregations or the head of the Signatura.
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Ok, so does Cardinal Wuerle get moved to Rome permanantly?
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