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Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Let us praise a good bishop.

Stopped rubbing your eyes yet? Yes, I know: "DM: Where Bishop-flaying is not just a job, it's a way of life!"

Believe it or not, I'm giving kudos to a good shepherd and a good man, and I'm proud to say he's a Michigander:

He's Bishop James A. Murray of Kalamazoo.

Bishop Murray has granted Fr. Rob Johansen permission to go to Florida to offer support to the Schindlers and to help spell Msgr. Malanowski, the retired military chaplain who has been tirelessly standing with the family and friends of Terri Schindler.

This is an extraordinary gesture, as it will require some shuffling to ensure Fr. Rob's congregants are covered. But Bishop Murray was willing to do it for a suffering family 1200 miles away.

Bravo, Bishop Murray! God bless you, and may we have another hundred like you.

Offer your support and thanks to the good Bishop here, and don't forget to support Fr. Rob and the Schindlers at the first link.

I'm going to do something even more extraordinary, and not leaven it with criticism of others.

Rest assured--that will be forthcoming later.

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