Ann Rodgers, take it away:
A new bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is expected to be named this week, possibly as early as today, according to sources outside the diocese....meanwhile, the confirmations just keep rollin' in.
In addition to those sources, Rocco Palmo, whose blog, "Whispers in the Loggia," often accurately predicts bishop appointments, said yesterday he was hearing reports that the announcement was coming within "days, if not hours."
The name he is hearing most often is that of Bishop David Zubik 57, of Green Bay, Wis., a former auxiliary bishop of Pittsburgh.
"It's hard to tell where the line between sentiment and reality is right now. Obviously there is a lot of local affection and hope that it will be Bishop Zubik. And I have also heard his name from outside the diocese. But, in the words of a Vatican official I spoke with a couple of weeks ago, I won't believe it until it's on the Vatican Web site," said Mr. Palmo, who is also the U.S. correspondent for the London-based Catholic weekly, The Tablet.
See you at 6.