Bishop Randy Gets Lei'd
You remember that now, don't you???
The mouthpiece-microphone earns bonus points. Never thought I'd see a bishop do that. But Randy does seem to be full of surprises -- his arms have the Golden Gate Bridge on them. No lie....
And what's not to love about that?
Coverage yet again from the Reno Gazette-Journal:
10-year-old Anthony Woodward beamed with pride as Calvo, the new Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno, greeted parishioners in the Reno Hilton Pavilion.Inculturation points there.... And what's the new bishop's approach?
Woodward, of Reno, played a conch shell while several bishops laid their hands on Calvo's head, part of the two-hour ceremony that made Calvo the official head of the Catholic Church in Reno.
"It was like an honor just to do that -- a once in a lifetime chance," Woodward said.
He practiced playing the shell for six months before the ceremony.
Points for recognizing that. One parishioner came away quite impressed:
In the tradition set forth by Jesus Christ, church leaders must go to where the people are, Calvo said earlier on the day.
"That is going to where they are," Calvo said. "The challenge for us with young people is where they are, and how do we communicate with them."
Appointing beloved bishops who make good impressions... there goes that Benedict again.
"(Calvo) has a way about him. You can see he's just going to be one of the best bishops."
PHOTO: Candice Towell/Reno Gazette-Journal