Saturday, November 3, 2007


...Who would you vote for?

WCRSCT (WORLD CHAMPION Red Sox Cap Tip) to Domini Sumus, who has the skinny on the forthcoming USCCB elections. I decided to make a meme out of this - thus the first meme I've ever written.

Just like in secular government, unions, and such, our Bishops take part in elections for officers in their little "union". Now - we can't take part in these elections (these are limited to our American bishops). But, if you had your way, who would you vote for?

Here are the ballots:

President and Vice President:
Bishop Gregory M. Aymond of Austin, Texas
Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of Milwaukee
Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago
Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Arizona
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky
Bishop William E. Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia (my pick for pres)
Bishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Duluth, Minnesota
Bishop Donald W. Trautman of Erie, Pennsylvania (hell no!)
Bishop Allen H. Vigneron of Oakland, California (my pick for VP)

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia (my pick)
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky
(I don't know much about either of these two - so I guessed.)

Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church (chairman, for a two-year term)
Bishop Richard J. Garcia of Monterey, California (my pick)
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio
(Another pair I know nothing about - so another guess.)

Committee on National Collections (chairman, for a two-year term)
Bishop Ronald P. Herzog of Alexandria, Louisiana (my pick - not a guess)
Archbishop John G. Vlazny of Portland, Oregon

Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (chairman, for a three-year term)
Archbishop Roger L. Schwietz, OMI, of Anchorage, Alaska (my pick)
Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Fort Worth, Texas

Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (chairman, for a three-year term)
Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston (my pick)
Bishop George L. Thomas of Helena, Montana

Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, chairman-elect
Archbishop Raymond L. Burke of St. Louis (my pick - hands down)
Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago

Committee on Catholic Education, chairman-elect
Bishop Thomas J. Curry, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Bishop Walter J. Edyvean, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston (my pick)

Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, chairman-elect
Bishop Tod D. Brown of Orange, California (hell no!)
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta (my pick)

Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis, chairman-elect
Bishop Richard J. Malone of Portland in Maine (my pick)
Bishop Richard E. Pates, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Committee on International Justice and Peace, chairman-elect
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany, New York
Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York (my pick)

Committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, chairman-elect
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California
Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Rapid City, South Dakota (my pick)
(a guess)

OK readers. TAG, you're it!

1 comment:

Dad29 said...

Were I a Bishop, I'd be avoiding election to any office, period.

Actively, carefully, and adroitly AVOIDING election.