Thursday, March 08, 2007
Well, I don't have much info about Bishop Ferrell except just general word of mouth.
Thankfully that news sounds pretty positive. Still, "he's supposed to be pretty good" is a bit vague. For those who are in the Dallas diocese that can bring a bit of a flashback to the former coadjutor and that whole mess.
It's interesting to note that they are waiting until May 1st for the installation. I have a little theory on that myself. Last year, May 1st was marked by a huge (illegal)-immigration demonstrations. I am thinking that this date was chosen to help keep the church in Dallas out of having to be a part of that. Now whether that is to avoid a situation or if this might reveal the new bishop's feelings on the subject is hard to say.
However, I am not sure what it is about Dallas and revolutions and bishop installations. May 1st is May Day and is a day of importance to the Communists. The previous bishop was apparently installed on Bastille Day, which is a rather odd day to be installed. Thankfully, May 1st also falls under the patronage of Saint Joseph the Worker, so I would hope that this day would be much more blessed than a day celebrating the French Revolution.
Thankfully, there is hope in Bishop Ferrell.
Sancte Joseph, ora pro nobis