this is the diocese that teacher will be leaving soon... i know he was so happy and impressed with this Bishop... i hope he finds one equally as good in his new diocese in NM
ArchBishop Sheehan is cut from the same cloth. He was the temporary Bishop here during the O'Brien mess. Some samples:
" I have reminded our priests of how important it is to follow carefully the liturgical norms and to be faithful to the exact wording of the Eucharistic Prayer. While the celebrant is allowed to adapt pastorally some of the introductory parts, no priest or bishop is allowed to change the words of the Eucharistic Prayers or the prayers that are central to the Mass."
"Sacred music has an important part to play in the celebration of the Liturgy. It is important for the choir to lead the people in singing and to sing hymns that are known or have been rehearsed before Mass. The choir is not there to entertain us but rather to help us to sing and to pray more fervently"