Wednesday, April 20, 2011
RUMORS AND FACTS! CHRISM MASSES IN SAVANNAH AND PENSACOLA!
Three southern dioceses are set to have new bishops, St. Augustine and Pensacola in Florida and my diocese, the Diocese of Savannah. Last night we had our Chrism Mass at our Cathedral in Savannah. I think our bishop, Bishop J. Kevin Boland actually thought last year's Chrism Mass would be his last as Bishop of Savannah.
But no new bishop has been named yet, although rumor was that it would have been this past February or last month. But the rumors are flying that it could be immanent.
Last night, though, Bishop Boland didn't let on although in some ways his homily did sound like a bit of a farewell. But he used Sargent Schultz from the TV show Hogan's Heroes to say and I quote:
"I KNOW NOTHING!"
Of course when Sargent Schultz said that, the TV viewers all knew that he knew everything! So was there a hidden message in that statement from Bishop Boland? I report, you decide!
Bishop Boland last night, "I know nothing!"
"Very interesting" as the other Nazi from Laugh-in use to say!
Now for fact. Archbishop Wynski of Miami celebrated the Chrism Mass in Pensacola as they have no bishop and he is the Apostolic Administrator. In the past Pensacola always had their deacons and lay ministers renew their promises to serve the Church (this from the era that fearED "clericalism" to a fault, and clericalized the laity).
Well not this year. Only the priests renewed their vows. The Cathedral altar was vested in the Benedictine Mode and the Pater Noster was prayED in Latin.