RE: [liturgy-l] role of bishops
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: James O'Regan [mailto:oregan@...]
> Sent: 23 April 2002 19:23
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> Subject: Re: [liturgy-l] role of bishops
> m.e. hill wrote and I snipped a lot:
> > The
> > main role of Bishop is ordination and confirmation.
> Those rites are what only Bishops can do (and
> even there, confirmation can be deputized) but
> the main role of a Bishop in RC tradition, and
> one rarely extant, is chief liturgist of the diocese.
> Many if not most Bishops are actually canon
> lawyers and administrators, and rarely celebrate
> outside of the cathedral.
> For general background, look also at Ministry to
> Word and Sacrament, Bernard Cooke, Fortress
> press, Philadelphia, 1976.
> James O'Regan
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