The Diocese of Nashville finally has a bishop! Benedict XVI has appointed Fr. David Choby (pictured here) to replace Bishop Kmiec, who was moved to Buffalo over a year ago.
Fr. Choby is a Nashville native and pastor at St. John Vianney parish, as well as Dean of the Northeast Deanery of the Nashville diocese. He studied at St. Ambrose College, CUA, and the Angelicum, and has a licentiate in Canon Law. He was also on the faculty of the Josephinum from 1984 to 1989.
That last fact concerns me, because the Josephinum, which is now a superb institution, had some problems in the 80's and was forced to fire a good number of professors following an Apostolic visit around that time. However, I am confident that His Holiness would not have elevated to the episcopate someone who had been ousted from a Pontifical seminary.
The Catholic News Agency article, here, doesn't say when the ordination is scheduled for, but hopefully it will some time when I'm not stuck up here in Ohio . . .
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