Thursday, July 12, 2007

As if we didn't have enough to talk about

VATICAN CITY, JUL 12, 2007 (VIS) - The Holy Father appointed Archbishop Edwin Frederick O'Brien, military ordinary for the U.S.A., as metropolitan archbishop of Baltimore (area 12,430, population 3,055,477, Catholics 517,679, priests 545, permanent deacons 178, religious 1,380), U.S.A. He succeeds Cardinal William Henry Keeler, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.


I've been receiving an influx of visitors on this post, many of them from Maryland, presumably searching for information on their new Shepherd. I've never met Archbishop O'Brien personally. I have a cousin who knows him and regards him very highly. I also remember hearing his praises spoken when he was selected to head the Apostolic seminary visitations here in the US.

Here are a few links which may be of service in getting better acquainted:

- Archbishop O'Brien's Catholic Hierarchy statistic page.

- A short biopic and curriculum vitae from the Military Archdiocese. (NB: See the links on the left of that page for other useful resources.)

- An article from CatholicMil.Org.


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