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600 Days

November 22nd, 2010, Promulgated by Dr. K

Bishop Matthew Clark reaches the retirement age of 75 in 600 days.

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20 Responses to “600 Days”

  1. avatar Louis E. says:

    But will he last less than the median time after that before he is replaced?

  2. avatar Monk says:

    Louis E.
    My guess is that the Vatican can’t wait to relieve Bishop Clark of his duties, it should be a swift departure.

  3. avatar Anonymous says:

    600 LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG DAYS!!!

  4. avatar Choirloft says:

    Another way to look at it is 1.64 years until he submits his retirement.

  5. avatar Eliza10 says:

    “Another way to look at it is 1.64 years until he submits his retirement.” Yes.

  6. avatar Got Orthodoxy? says:

    And he can destroy a whole lot more in those 600 days. God help us.

  7. avatar Scott W. says:

    My guess is that the Vatican can’t wait to relieve Bishop Clark of his duties, it should be a swift departure.

    One can only hope. In a perfect world on the last day, the papal nuncio will be waiting at the rectory with the new bishop with synchronized watches going “3…2…1…NOW!” and a platoon of movers with some Ryder trucks making the switch.

  8. avatar benanderson says:

    Although based on nothing but a hunch, I agree with Monk that Rome will make things happen once they get the Bishop’s letter of resignation. What I’m curious about is whether or not Bishop Clark will write his request for resignation right away or whether he’ll take his time in doing so. Anyone know what happens then?

  9. avatar Anonymous says:

    If he is speaking to the Catholic priests in the diocese of Syracuse, maybe he is posturing himself for future heretetical missions after he retires.

  10. avatar Dr. K says:

    Let’s not forget that the possibility exists we could get a coadjutor bishop appointed in the next year. That is, if Bishop Clark feels he needs one. My guess is that Bishop Clark will hang on to his progressive pulpit for as long as he possibly can, but that he won’t be Bishop of Rochester beyond December of 2012.

    Another possibility is that Clark has his resignation accepted within a month or two after he submits it, and Fr. Hart is named temporary Apostolic Administrator. Let’s hope that does not happen.

  11. avatar Louis E. says:

    If a see is vacant,the diocesan College of Consultors has a window in which they’re allowed to choose a “diocesan administrator”,unless an Apostolic Administrator is named by the Pope.(If the consultors are just too impressed by the dazzling credentials of Brogan,Swiecki,Sobala,and DeRycke to choose between them,Archbishop Dolan would name the Administrator,but he still wouldn’t be “Apostolic” unless named by the Pope).
    Gumbleton,I know,delayed sending his letter for a year.
    http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/country/bus75.html shows the retirement line…Adamec is an anti-traditional bishop whose letter hasn’t been fished out of the in-basket yet.Smith’s coadjutor was installed in July,but has not succeeded yet.Vatican wheels often take comfort in gridning slowly.

  12. avatar Christopher says:

    Looking at this counter, I feel bad that I know how many days till Bishop Clark is able to retire but I know not how many days until our Savior’s birthday. 🙁

    Seeing as how this is the only Catholic blog I know skilled enough to program a date counter on it, perhaps we might consider one at the start of Advent so that we might help prepare ourselves and others around us. This might allow us to be reminded of what might be considered a more important, immediate, and certainly more glorious date approaching which our secular world needs much reminding of from us.

    I will be starting an interesting thread in the discussion forum around this topic.

    Deus nobiscum

  13. avatar Scott W. says:

    Looking at this counter, I feel bad that I know how many days till Bishop Clark is able to retire but I know not how many days until our Savior’s birthday.

    Really now. Are you truly that baffled about when Christmas is, or is this just a passive-agressive swat covered by sanctimoniousness?

  14. avatar benanderson says:

    oh Christopher, lighten up. I echo ScottW’s comment. This blog isn’t meant to be everything to everyone. If you’re someone who doesn’t know when Christmas is – this isn’t the right blog for you.

  15. avatar Christopher says:

    I am honestly saying that while I know when Christmas is on the calendar, I don’t know off the top of my head always how many days are left until Christmas arrives (since sometimes I forget what day of the month it is). My apologies for the “passive aggressive” comment.

  16. avatar Dr. K says:

    Countdown to Christmas added.

  17. avatar benanderson says:

    drk – you beat me to it 🙂

    If anyone anyone wants a nice, big full screen version:
    http://ben.cleansingfire.org/html/christmas_countdown.html

  18. avatar Christopher says:

    It’s odd, both counters work fine on Internet exploder but don’t on Chrome (for me anyhow).

  19. avatar Louis E. says:

    Flash is needed for both.On a computer without Flash,Seamonkey comes up with a “Download plugin” icon for both counters and Epiphany shows blank space.

  20. avatar Anonymous says:

    WHAT????


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