Sounds provocative but with 14 retiring Bishops in the next year and 8 more vacant Sees in the US, there’s a lot of room for Francis to remake the USCCB in his own image.
I wish the prospect for orthodox prelates getting appointed looked good but obviously it doesn’t. The goal with the appointments will be greater Synodality and, if my suspicions are correct, to further put the squeeze on the exploding traditionalist movement in the US.
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