30Sep The (s)elect .0004% of church members

How bishops are appointed remains a very topical item of interest. That the system of choosing bishops remains problematic and a cause of concern cannot be ignored.
Robert Mickens, writing in the National Catholic Reporter, gives his observations on the process in the light of remarks made by Pope Francis to newly appointed bishops.
"‪Francis says he wants to promote a healthy decentralization of the church. And it is hard to think of anything that currently is more centralized that Rome's appointment of bishops around the world."
"‪If Francis is right and the holy people of God really do have a "scent" -- or God's "nose" -- for what is right and good in a bishop, then we must find a way to include them more fully in the selection process."

30Sep 30 September. Friday, Week 26

Saint Jerome, memorial

Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5

Only if Job is himself divine, with the knowledge of hidden things, can he challenge God.

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

“Have you commanded the morning since your … Read the rest

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