Tom Peters has the important news.
The new President of the USCCB is the dynamic Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York. Seems to be a good choice--a great choice when one considers the alternative.
Peters reports on the voting:
"Here is how the ballots played out…
On the first vote, Bp. Kicanas led the count with 104, Abp. Dolan – 84, Abp. Chaput – 20.
On the second vote, Abp. Chaput’s supporters went mostly for Dolan: Abp. Dolan 118 – Kicanas 111.
By the third vote, it was all over: Abp. Dolan 128 - Bp. Kicanas 111."
On its face it is disturbing that Bishop Gerald Kicanas, supported by the "Rainbow Sash" homoactivist group, could garner that many votes, but Rocco Palma points out there is another way to look at this:
"For the first time in the history of the US bishops, a vice-president (Kicanas) standing for the presidency has been denied the top post, losing a stunning election to the archbishop of New York.
Important news, indeed.