Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Handover at the Pryz

The presser now completed (video), the Catholic University of America's sent up a full prez-elect page on John Garvey, who'll take the reins of the bishops' institute on 1 July.

The incoming chief's shown above flanked by CU's board-chair, Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit (left), and his soon-to-be predecessor, Bishop-elect David O'Connell CM.

On an unexpected side-note, though, the new chief arrived to an unusual confluence of events: with the exception of this morning's rollout venue, the Brookland campus was suddenly shut down today due to a water-main break overnight.

SVILUPPO: Praising the choice of the BC Law Dean, at midafternoon the following statement emerged from the elect's ordinary, Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston:
“Dean John Garvey is an outstanding selection to be President of Catholic University. His commitment to the mission of Catholic education and dedication to exceptional academic achievement will be of great benefit to the University and its students and faculty. He has served Boston College with distinction during the past eleven years as Dean of the Law School and will bring a genuine concern for the good of the Church to his new work. Dean Garvey takes over a university that has grown stronger under the leadership of Bishop-elect David M. O'Connell. We pray that the Lord bless both President Garvey and Bishop O’Connell with wisdom and knowledge as they go forward with their new responsibilities.”
PHOTO: The Catholic University of America