Our bishop submitted his resignation in July, and we are waiting to hear who will replace him. Given the way such things have gone in recent years, we may not find out until next year.
Today I was thinking - what if the Pope sends a Franciscan our way? That would be interesting. Maybe a Franciscan bishop would welcome Franciscan priests to the diocese again. We have a priest shortage afterall. A Franciscan parish? Hmm. Wouldn't it be wonderful if it could be some Franciscan Friars of the Renewal - after all, there is a connection between them and the diocese!
Ah, I'm getting ahead of myself - and the Pope.
But one can hope. And pray.
Pax et bonum