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Monday, January 16, 2006

Bishop of Nashville

The consecration and installation of Bishop-elect of Nashville David Choby will be on February 27th at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville. What I find particularly interesting, among the details they have worked out so far, is that Fr. Choby will be ordained by the Archbishop of Louisville. This is noteworthy because the diocese of Nashville was carved out of the old diocese of Bardstown (the see has since been moved to Louisville). Tennessee's earliest priests and Catholics also came from or through Kentucky. So just as the Church itself in Tennessee grew up out of our northern neighbor, so too will Choby's apostolic succession. Who says ceremony is meaningless?

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Anonymous Jeff S. Lieberman said...

I can't wait to be present at this Mass!

Let's not forget the Dominican connection between our current Archbishop and our diocesan history, which was greatly influenced by Dominicans priestly and religious.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Layla said...

Indeed. The Church in Tennessee (particularly Nashville) owes much to the Dominicans, starting with our first Bishop, Richard Pius Miles.

The Dominican Sisters of the St. Cecilia Congregation are really amazing, and they have a great ministry through the schools of the Dominican Campus (Overbrook, SCA, and Aquinas College), all jokes about St. Cecilia girls aside.

10:30 AM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

My son, Michael, is a freshman in the new Liberal Arts B.A. program at Aquinas and loves the school - especially the sisters that teach the theology courses (that are mandatory)!

He is one of the few Ryan students to go to Aquinas. His girlfriend is attending Fordham and can't believe the level of liberalism - even at a Jesuit school.

3:11 PM  

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