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Weeks - Archdiocese - Washington - DC - Auxiliary
A few weeks ago, the Archdiocese of Washington DC got a new Auxiliary Bishop, Most. Rev. Michael Fisher. One of you readers sent me a link to an article in the newspaper of the Archdiocese, the Catholic Standard, which has a wonderful bit of news.
It seems that Bp. Fisher uses the traditional Roman Breviary. It seems that he inherited the breviaries from an old priest, now deceased, who was a family friend, and also from a great uncle, who was a priest.
Bishop - Latin - Rara - Avis - Time
This is encouraging. At the very least, this suggests that the new bishop can read Latin, which makes him an episcopal rara avis. As time goes by, fewer and fewer bishops will be able to navigate easily in the Church’s official language, which is a problem.
It also suggests that, if he has been doing this for quite a while, that he is open to traditional...
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