Monday, March 15, 2010

Morning Musings

After looking at the excellent work at www.catholic-hierarchy.org, especially the list of United States Bishops who are active at or near the age limit of 75 (which you can find here), it just sets a mind to musing about the influence that Pope Benedict can have on Catholicism here in the US.

Here’s a list of those dioceses which have the Ordinary near or at the age limit.  The full list, including the Auxiliary Bishops is at the link above.  The order listed is from the oldest to the youngest of the group of Bishops.

Active at or over 75

  • Lafayette, LA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Oklahoma City, OK

Close to 75 (Two years or less)

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Yakima, WA
  • Manchester, NH
  • Altoona-Johnstown, PA
  • Lincoln, NB
  • St. Augustine, FL
  • Bismarck, ND
  • Evansville, IN
  • Miami, FL
  • Rockford, IL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Erie, PA
  • Las Cruces, NM
  • Orange, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Portland, OR