Friday, August 20, 2010

Honoring a Bishop from the Northwest | Deal W. Hudson

Honoring a Bishop from the Northwest  |  by Deal W. Hudson

Too often, Catholic commentators, including myself, speak about American bishops in the plural. The existence of a national bishops' conference unfortunately encourages this habit, one that obscures a basic fact about the Catholic Church: It is individual bishops who are responsible for sanctifying the lives of the Catholic faithful.

There's no better antidote to the chatter about "the bishops" than focusing attention on one bishop who, by all accounts, is doing his job exceedingly well. Bishop Robert F. Vasa is a shepherd who has been steadily gaining a national reputation for his articulate leadership on controversial issues and generous support of lay apostolates.

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