A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Randolph the Reno bishop

The Holy Father has named as the new Bishop of Reno, Nevada (USA), Father Randolph R. Calvo, 55, a priest of the Archdiocese of San Francisco (formerly headed by Archbishop Levada, the Pope's close collaborator and successor at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith).

Bishop-elect Calvo is a native of Guam. He later moved with his family to San Francisco. He did his seminary studies at Saint Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park and was ordained a priest in 1977.

During the next 5 years, he served successively in two parishes before going to Rome to earn a doctorate in Canon Law from the Angelicum. Upon his return to the Archdiocese, he served for a year as Vice-Judicial Vicar and then for a decade as Vicar General.

Since 1997, he has served as Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Redwood City, while teaching Canon Law at Saint Patrick Seminary. He serves on the Archdiocese's Presbyteral Council, College of Consultors, and special commission on the sexual abuse of minors. He is a member of the Canon Law Society.