All Roads Lead to Dome
According to multiple reports from Northeast Indiana, the nation's senior active prelate -- Bishop John D'Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend -- has summoned his priests to either of the diocese's twin cathedrals tomorrow for what's been termed a "once in a generation announcement."
With the Boston native now twenty-seven months past the retirement age of 75, the event's expected nature was foreseen 'round here not too long ago.
And that ain't all, either -- likewise expected tomorrow is the appointment of the eleventh archbishop of Milwaukee, who'll have the equal-part grace and Cross of following "Blessed Tim" in the Beer City.
And so, up early, gang. In the meantime, to everyone who's helped keep these pages afloat, a world of thanks (...and your briefing's on the way).
For all the rest, just sit back and enjoy... and yep, as always, stay tuned.
SVILUPPO (8.54pm): At this point, it's worth noting that at today's traditional "dump time" for news -- i.e. late Friday afternoon -- it was announced that two priests of the diocese of Harrisburg received the Purple Rain, the honors to be conferred in unusually rapid speed on 6 December.
And so it begins... well, the public part.