Christopher Ruggiano
6/3/2022

Shepherds Newsstand for the week beginning May 29th

  1. May 23rd – In a rare move of its kind—Pope Francis named former Apostolic Nuncio to Turkey, Paul Russell, who was awaiting a new diplomatic posting, as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, MI.  No canonical installation is needed for Auxiliaries; however, he will be “welcomed” into the Archdiocese on July 7th with a Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  Read more…https://www.detroitcatholic.com/news/pope-appoints-vatican-diplomat-archbishop-russell-as-detroit-auxiliary-bishop 


  1. May 24th – Pope Francis accepted the retirement of St. Augustine, FL Bishop, Felipe Estevez, and named Little Rock, AR priest, Fr. Erik Pohlmeier to succeed him.  Bishop-elect Pohlmeier will be ordained and installed in Florida on July 22nd.  He had been serving as Pastor of Christ the King Parish in Little Rock and as head of the Permanent Diaconate program there.  Read more…https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2022/05/pope-accepts-resignation-of-st-augustine-fla-bishop-appoints-successor 


  1. May 28th – On the Solemnity of the Ascension/7th Sunday of Easter, Pope Francis announced a Consistory for the Creation of New Cardinals to be held on August 27th.  One American was chosen to be part of the 21 new members of the Sacred College—Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, CA, and many are wondering what message the Holy Father wishes to convey with it.  Read more…https://www.pillarcatholic.com/p/the-message-of-mcelroys-red-hat?s=r 


  1. May 31st – The Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary was the liturgical observance for the ordination and installation of Fr. Earl K. Fernandes as Bishop of Columbus, OH at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Westerville.  Bishop Fernandes filled the vacancy left by Bishop Robert Brennan when he was transferred to Brooklyn, NY last September. Read more…https://catholictimescolumbus.org/news/tim-puet-2b021ee3-0b76-4300-945e-465c85be8474/walk-with-me-bishop-fernandes-asks-people-of-his-new-diocese


  1. June 2nd – At Roman Noon, on the Memorial of St. Marcellinus, Pope Francis named Bishop Robert Barron, currently Auxiliary of Los Angeles, to succeed Bishop John Quinn as Bishop of Winona-Rochester, MN.  Bishop Barron has served in California since 2015 and founded the evangelism giant Word on Fire.  Read more….https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/251438/pope-francis-appoints-bishop-barron-to-lead-minnesota-diocese