Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Bishop Nienstedt Named Coadjutor of St. Paul-Minneapolis

Well, if you want to know if there are any bishops moving around in the U.S. the best time to look is on Tuesday. This Tuesday brings us the news the Bishop Nienstedt has been named coadjutor of St. Paul-Minneapolis.

In case you are wondering what a coadjutor is, I found this at Catholic Encyclopedia:
"The titular bishop may also be coadjutor bishop when he is appointed to assist an ordinary bishop in the administration of the diocese. Sometimes he is incorrectly called auxiliary bishop. He possesses some powers of jurisdiction determined by the letters Apostolic appointing him. Often also, notably in missionary countries, the coadjutor bishop is named cum jure successionis, i.e. with the right of succession; on the death of the diocesan bishop he enters on the ordinary administration of the diocese."
Seeing that Archbishop Flynn will be turning 75 a year from now, it may be safe to say who the next archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis will be.

This appointment has a few local connections since Bishop Carlson is originally from the Archdiocese and was ordained a priest there. Also, Bishop Nienstedt was born and ordained in the Archdiocese of Detroit here in Michigan.

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