"The Diocese has waited a long time for a new shepherd, but has accepted the delay in good faith according to the designs of Divine Providence."Did Fr. Menzel have problems with Archbishop Burke?
It's nice to have him in place so he can give proper leadership to the diocese."
"Things haven't really been going anywhere without the leadership of a bishop."
"It's nice to have a bishop that has been a pastor," [Fr. William] Menzel said. Many bishops get a degree in canon law, and then begin work in a chancery or a "curia," a diocesan office, Menzel said.
"Many never have been a pastor in a parish," Menzel said. Burke, the previous bishop had never been a pastor.