Finally, the End of the Beginning?

The weather forecast is clement and the postponed election for a Bishop-Coadjutor for the Diocese of New York seems set to happen this Saturday.

While many clergy and laity continue to mull over the qualities of the various candidates and rumors circulate, the mood in Manhattan seems more subdued than it was three weeks ago. Perhaps, “resigned” is a better word. We will not be offered the candidates of our dreams so we shall have to choose from among the ones set before us.

That said, I don’t think nominations from the floor can be ruled out, and it is at least possible that the convention will be deadlocked. Perhaps these prospects are contributing to the subdued consciousness. But they at least give us additional reasons to pray for the Diocese of New York. —J. Douglas Ousley

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