Friday, January 22, 2010

Austin's New Bishop


It looks like Austin's new Bishop will be named soon.  From Bishop-elect Michael Mulvey (Austin's current diocesan administrator), who was named Bishop of Corpus Christi on Monday:
I will continue to act as administrator of the Diocese of Austin until a new bishop is appointed for Austin. The Mass of Ordination and Installation will be in Corpus Christi on March 25.
Based on this information, I suspect we will hear something in the next 4-6 weeks.

6 comments:

clericus17fp0glx said...

We pray for a holy man.
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Devin Rose said...

Awesome--can't wait to see how our new shepherd will be.

JC said...

I hope that he's both orthodox and as friendly to and supportive of our campus ministries as was our last bishop.

Kristopher said...

Couldn't it be possible that he could act as Bishop of Corpus Christi and Administrator of Austin at the same time...

Fr. Selvester said...

Not necessarily. It does occasionally happen that the bishop of one diocese is the administrator of another as well as being the ordinary of his own diocese. (right now Cardinal Rigali is archbishop of Philadelphia and Administrator of Scranton). So, all this statement may be indicating is that even after he is ordained and installed in Corpus Christi he will still be the Administrator of Austin. This might be the case in order to maintain some sense of continuity.

Then again, the Holy Father could also appoint a new bishop of Austin by March 25.

Marcel said...

The chatter is pretty high about getting a bishop soon. I can't say more than that.