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RE: [liturgy-l] role of bishops

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  • Avril Baigent
    Thanks to all of you who replied to this email. I have forwarded them to my friend who was grateful for your help. Avril
    Message 1 of 6 , May 1, 2002
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      Thanks to all of you who replied to this email. I have forwarded them to my
      friend who was grateful for your help.
      Avril

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: James O'Regan [mailto:oregan@...]
      > Sent: 23 April 2002 19:23
      > To: liturgy-l@yahoogroups.com
      > 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
      > http://www.jamesoregan.com
      > tel 613-824-4706
      >
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