You can't help speculate that the sudden announcement is likely related to the intense pressure and focus the Diocese and the bishop have come under in the ongoing sex abuse scandal within the Catholic Church.
I attended Catholic school for most of my education. Elementary school at Immaculate Conception in East Aurora, NY, and Canisius College in Buffalo. Being a twin, it would have been too hard for my parents to pay for my sister and I to attend a private high school while my eldest sister was in college. Faith in the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) have been a part my life since baptism.
I know it's not PC to talk about religion but it's actually becoming hard NOT to with Pope Francis. He's incredibly charismatic. He is real. He is what humans should be to one another. And now, he can spin a basketball on his finger thanks to The Harlem Globetrotters.
So we have a new Pope – Francis – from Argentina – the first from South America. He becomes the 266th Pope in the history of the Catholic Church. While the Conclave was going on Clay and I were wondering about why they do it this way. It came at the direction of Pope Gregory X who the Cardinals took three years to choose in 1271.
To avoid that from ever happening again.....
I almost could not believe it when I saw this story this morning. A Vatican consultant said Roman Catholic Governor Andrew Cuomo should be banned from receiving Holy Communion, because he's living in sin.