On Thursday, April 10th, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger will be ordained and installed as the 10th Bishop of Albany in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. As the representative of Our Holy Father, Francis, Archbishop Vigano was instrumental in recommending candidates to serve as Bishop of our Diocese. Pope Francis selected Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger from these recommendations and this Thursday all of us celebrate the joyful occasion of his ordination/installation. Who is Archbishop Vigano? Listen to the insightful words he offered to our bishops as he encouraged them to be pastors in the manner of Pope Francis.
This is a modest effort at a "blog" my attempt to offer some brief reflections each day that come from various sources that I find interesting - primarily the daily reflections of Pope Francis as found on Zenit and Rome Reports. Fr. John