The Wait is Over... Almost
After 27 months, word's come in that the Holy See is set to put the longest episcopal vacancy of American Catholicism's post-missionary era to bed, filling the diocese of Birmingham's top slot within days.
Completing a process whose twists and turns were heavily influenced by the looming presence of a significant apostolate within its boundaries, contrary to the wishes of various participants at its extremes, multiple sources report that the choice has fallen on (and been accepted by) neither the butcher, nor the candlestick-maker... making another vacancy rise as a result.
The move will reportedly be announced in time for the nominee to roll out the anniversary cake.