From the newsdesk of the Catholic Caveman (that blog ROCKS!!!):
Retiring Bishop Gossman was, I've heard, not too happy when he learned that Bishop Micheal Burbidge was taking over the Diocese of Raleigh. Neither were the Modernist priests in the Diocese. When Bishop Burbidge stepped off the plane in Raleigh, a delegation of priests was there to greet him. Their spokesman, a priest stationed at the chancery in Raleigh, stepped up to him and said, "Hello, Michael!" Our new bishop very quietly answered, "Father, I prefer to be addressed as Bishop."
Good for him! Bishop Burbidge is off to a very good start! After all, he IS a Bishop. Even if he were still an auxiliary (he was Philly's auxiliary until going to Raleigh), the proper address is STILL Bishop or Your Excellency.
RESPECT MAH AUTHORITAH!