Reds Country Welcomes "Adjuticor"
Having served as his own vocation director in Duluth -- a common trait among bishops who, like today's appointee, have experienced success in recruitment -- among Schnurr's stops this afternoon include his new charge's major seminary, Mount St Mary's of the West.
After 26 years of Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk's home-grown leadership, the locals might be clamoring to see the pick as "fresh blood," but as the buzzmill -- and one on-air report -- have it, the next archbishop was the incumbent's choice to fill the slot. The two have known each other for going on two decades, back from Schnurr's days as a top Mothership official during Pilarczyk's presidency of the conference.
"I hope that all members of the archdiocese are as happy as I am about the appointment," the native son said earlier today.
"I need all the help I can get, and this is big time help."
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