EEK! We're losing our archbishop!

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EEK! We're losing our archbishop!
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Mon, 02-23-2009 - 9:43am

Those of you in New York, consider yourselves blessed. Archbishop Dolan is incredible. My husband thinks he'll be the first American pope! I don't know about that, but I can tell you that even my friend who has never practiced any religion at all thinks he's wonderful. She's called me a few times to comment on things he's said.


I wonder who will replace him.


Polly

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Mon, 02-23-2009 - 10:33am
The only constant in life is change. Fear of the unknown makes us nervous. Moving up sometimes means moving on, and it's always a challenge to make that kind of adjustment. Our bishop came from Charleston, and I was up in Charleston right after the announcement was made that he was coming to Florida. There were numerous people sad to see him leave.
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

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~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Mon, 02-23-2009 - 2:00pm

Your loss is our gain, Polly!

I'm really happy to hear good things about Archbishop Dolan. We need that here in NY. Cardinal Egan did what he was supposed to do - clean up the finances and administration of the diocese after the death of our beloved Cardinal O'Connor, who was great pastorally but not very good "managerially." However, Cardinal Egan is known for *not* listening to his priests here in NY, many of whom were rumored to be quite unhappy with him, and my parish was on the receiving end of a personal vendetta he had. I have felt that we've had a good politician and administrator for a bishop, but we've lacked inspirational, spiritual leadership for a long time.

I will pray that you receive a wonderful bishop to replace Archbishop Dolan.

Kelly

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Mon, 02-23-2009 - 4:24pm

I think you'll like him, Kelly. He's orthodox, but because he's very pastoral, rather than dogmatic, it didn't cause the waves I expected. Plus he's just so dang affable -- someone who really reflects faith's joy.


Polly

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Mon, 02-23-2009 - 4:24pm

I agree. I hope they find a great replacement for him in Milwaukee. But he will be happily received here. My kids are in the catholic schools run by the archdiocese of NY and we are very afraid of where catholic education may be going. We have already absorbed a local school, so we don't seem to be threatened by closures any time soon, but there needs to be new life breathed into our system and Archbishop Dolan may be the answer.

I pray the Pope names a worthy successor soon.



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Mon, 02-23-2009 - 4:39pm
Heard that on the news this morning.

 

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Tue, 02-24-2009 - 8:57am

I saw that and my first reaction was--"How do I know him?".

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Tue, 02-24-2009 - 1:23pm

Hey,Not so fast about the first American Pope thing.

 

 

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Tue, 02-24-2009 - 1:51pm

Hey, looks like the NYT read my post! LOL!

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Wed, 02-25-2009 - 12:41pm

I just got to read the three articles from yesterday's NY Times today. I liked the last paragraph of one of them:

"Archbishop Dolan said that increasing vocations was his 'first mandate.' Asked his strategy, he said, 'Happiness attracts.'"

I think I'm going to like him!

Kelly