Wednesday, April 27, 2011

EVANSVILLE YESTERDAY; SAINT AUGUSTINE TODAY; WHO WILL BE THE PEANUT BUTTER BETWEEN THE TOAST TOMORROW?

Bishop-elect of Evansville, Indiana, (north of Savannah) Chuck Thompson, named yesterday:

Today it's Bishop Felipe Estévez,(no relation to the "Sheen" family, i.e. Charlie) is the bishop-elect of Saint Augustine, Florida, south of Savannah:

Who will be the peanut butter between the bread of Evansville and Saint Augustine tomorrow? Is Savannah next? Time will tell!

Episcopal purple jelly for the Georgia peanut butter?

18 comments:

Bishop Wannabee said...

A episcopally purple turtleneck? Too warm for our diocesan environs, wouldn't you say?

Frajm said...

Maybe we'll get a progressive bishop. Actually the only image that looked grape jelly in color with a question mark on the face. I'm under pontifical secret not to reveal faces!

Anonymous said...

Father forgive me for I am about to stereotype: Can you have a cracker between two pieces of white bread?

Flog, flog, flog.....


rcg

Jody Peterman said...

I know the arguments against because of his prior service as a Priest in this diocese, but my prayers and money are on Fr. Brett Brannen! My first choice would be a guy named McDonald, but he's too orthodox to be a Bishop!

Templar said...

I will be happy with any Bishop whose Orthodoxy is slightly to the right of Raymond Cardinal Burke.

Anonymous said...

If the next bishop had a history of saying TLM's it would be a very positive sign. I know it's tolerated in some places around here, but it would be wonderful to see it promoted from the top.

Bp. Wannabee said...

What's in a name? A bishop by any other name would smell as (you fill in the blank).

A cracker between two pieces of white bread could be deadly.

Frajm said...

as regards the cracker comment, who do you have in mind?

Templar said...

A History of saying TLMs? That would be a short list indeed from this Diocese. Our poor brethren in the southern part of the Diocese have been begging for it, and submitted petitions and have gotten none that I know if (if you don't count them slipping across the border and attending in the Diocese of St Augustine). To my knowledge, and I could be wrong I freely admit, the only "growth" in The Diocese of Savannah since SP in 2007 has been the installation of the monthly EF at St Joseph, and that has been entirely the hard work of our beloved Father, not necessarily anything the Diocese has fostered.

Hmmm, now that I think about it, maybe selecting from a list of Diocesan Priests with experience saying a TLM is a very good idea indeed :-)

Robert Kumpel said...

Congratulations Father,

You've transformed your blog into the Savannah racing form.

Dan said...

Peanut butter & Jelly??

Well...... I guess so long as it isn't BALONEY!

Bp Wannabee said...

Rob, that "Racing Form" has been around and heavily used since April 2010, I assure you. And Fr AJM has been a regular peruser thereof.

The odds-on favourite seems to be a Yankee auxiliary bishop, but these things are hard to handicap with any certainty. I guess that's why they call it "gambling."

Now, before you Yankees get your shorts in a knot, I have been very impressed with the "new" bishop of Charleston, SC, who came to that diocese from (gasp) LONG ISLAND. We should be so fortunate, Yankee accents notwithstanding.

Frajm said...

A Yankee in Savannah? O my! Have these whispers been heard in the Loggia?

Robert Kumpel said...

I'm sorry, but terms like "Yankee" just don't mean much to me. I'm from the west.

I'm more concerned about other credentials like, say, "orthodoxy".

It's bad enough the Civil War ended more than a hundred years ago and people are still throwing around archaic labels like "Yankee". How long must we prolong the civil war in the Church?

Bp Wannabee said...

"Sotto voce" in the Sacristy, actually.

Robert Kumpel said...

After thinking about this for a bit, I think the Charleston diocese might have something to tell us and Catholics all over the U.S..

1) The diocese of Charleston sat empty for two years, longer than any other diocese with a vacant bishop's seat in recent memory.

2) Normally, bishops tend to be appointed from the ranks of auxiliaries or priests within a certain region. Cross-country transfers are more the exception than the rule. The most recent extreme example I can think of is Bishop Vigneron (a very good man) being sent from Oakland to Detroit.

Of course, none of us know why this happens, but it suggests that perhaps the Vatican was taking a long, hard look at the diocese of Charleston, and decided it would be best to reach outside the region, based on the diocese's needs.

We should also recognize that the Savannah diocese is "off Broadway" and probably not a top priority for the Vatican when compared to what it is dealing with in the larger picture.

Everyone should pray for good orthodox bishops to be appointed in as many sees as possible. It is the quickest, best hope we have for moving the Church forward.

Anonymous said...

Bobby, I now live in the north, but am not a Yankee. Spent most of my youth in the US in The South. When I lived in other countries I was called a Yankee. (FWIW, I saw 'Yankee Go Home! scrawled on a wall in Columbia. My Colombian counter part apologised. I told him not to worry, we felt the same way.) I have friends and Family in Scotland. The English take a terrible beating but I have 'intermarried' friends there, as well.

We need to learn to enjoy and embrace our differences. We are not equal. How could we bring unique gifts if we were?

rcg

Anonymous said...

Bishop Ed Burns, a priest of the Pittsburgh Diocese, now serves as the Bishop of Juneau, Alaska. Another serious move.