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Podcast: Inside the secret process of appointing a Catholic bishop

"The bishop selection process is perhaps the most secretive hiring process in the world, shielded from both the cadidate and the priests and people he will serve. (America: The Jesuit Review)

“When Father John Wester received a call just before 8 a.m. Mass, he had no idea it would be the nuncio, the pope’s ambassador, phoning to tell him he would be the next auxiliary bishop of San Francisco.

A historic resignation / Commonweal

"The disclosure that the pope had 'asked for' the bishop's resignation, appearing in a statement from the Diocese of Crookston, marked a significant advance in the long effort to hold prelates accountable for concealing clergy sexual abuse." (Commonweal)

"When Msgr. Roger Grundhaus wanted to baptize his niece’s baby in the cathedral of a nearby diocese, there was the simple matter of getting a letter from his bishop affirming that he was a priest in good standing.