Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Nuncio To Ireland Appointed

Well, we are getting our own nuncio.  The new nuncio will be Mgr Charles Brown - what a turn up for the books!  When I was in Rome I often heard about "Charlie Brown in CDF" and the news was always favourable.  Who would ever think that he would come to Ireland as nuncio?

That a priest from CDF is coming is unusual, but I think it is a good idea.  He will be well acquainted with the abuse scandals in Ireland as in other countries.  He will also have worked closely with Pope Benedict when he was Prefect of CDF, so there will be an honest and open line of communication.  He is a good and able man, and he is a New Yorker of Irish descent, so with that savvy that comes natural to New Yorkers, he knows how the Irish work and how we speak: these things can only be advantageous. 

I presume he will be ordained a bishop and given the rank of Archbishop, so we will pray for him as he enters the episcopate, and we will pray for him as he comes, representing Peter, to help the Church in this country along the path of reform and renewal.

1 comment:

  1. Reminder that there will be a protest, for all Catholics and people of goodwill, against Ireland's closure of embassy to the Catholic Church, outside Leinster House, 2 pm to 4 pm, 8 December.