A Penitent Blogger

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

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Jump to Joliet

The Holy Father has accepted the retirement of Bishop Joseph Imesch as Bishop of Joliet, Illinois, and has named as the new Bishop of Joliet, Bishop James Peter Sartain, 54, who has been Bishop of Little Rock.

Bishop Sartain was born in Memphis, Tennesse, and attended local Catholic schools before entering the seminary. He studied Philosophy at St. Meinrad and then was sent to the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he obtained a Bachelor's degree in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas and an S.T.L in Sacramental Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum of Saint Anselm.

He was ordained a priest in 1978 for the Diocese of Memphis and served in a number of pastoral and diocesan positions (including Vocation Director and Diocesan Administrator). He was named and consecrated Bishop of Little Rock in 2000 and serves on a number of key committees for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.