28 March 2009

23 March 2009

Cordileone named Oakland Bishop

Bishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone was named Bishop of Oakland, California, USA.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Allen Henry Vigneron was named Archbishop of Detroit, Michigan in January 2009.

Bishop Cordileone had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego, California.

14 March 2009

10 March 2009

Delannoy named Saint-Denis Bishop

Bishop Pascal Michel Ghislain Delannoy was named Bishop of Saint-Denis, France.

The diocese has been vacant since the resignation of Bishop Olivier Jean-Marie Michel de Berranger, Ist. del Prado in January 2009.

Bishop Delannoy had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Lille.

07 March 2009

Updates in March

As ya'll probably already know, the USA switches to Daylight Saving Time tomorrow morning. Unfortunately the same switch in Europe does not occur until 3 weeks later.

This creates a problem.

The daily Vatican Press Releases (which include bishop changes) are usually released between 12.15n and 12.30n Rome time. That normally translates to 5.15a to 5.30a USA Central time (my timezone). However with the Daylight Saving Time only in effect here, it makes it 6.15a to 6.30a - at which point I'm already at work at my regular day job.

The net effect is that for the next three weeks, starting on this coming Monday, weekday announcements won't be posted to the website, blog, or email lists until mid-afternoon rather than the normal early morning.

The normal posting schedule should resume on 28 March.

Reig Pla named Alcalá de Henares Bishop

Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Pla was named Bishop of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

The diocese had been vacant since Bishop Jesús Esteban Catalá Ibáñez was named Bishop of Málaga in October 2008.

Bishop Reig Pla had been serving as Bishop of Cartagena (en España).

02 March 2009

Morin named Biloxi Bishop

Bishop Roger Paul Morin was named Bishop of Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.

The diocese had been vacant since then-Bishop Thomas John Rodi was named Archbishop of Mobile in April 2008.

Bishop Morin had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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