The phone call from one of the big guys could come next week or next year.
Meanwhile, Bishop Michael Sheridan hasn’t hung up that tall pointy hat called a miter yet.
On his 75th birthday this past March, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs for nearly 18 years submitted his letter of resignation to Pope Francis. The mandatory retirement age for Catholic bishops is 75.
Eight months later, Sheridan is still waiting to hear who will replace him in shepherding 180,000 Catholics in the Colorado Springs Diocese, one of three in Colorado. And when he can add the word emeritus to his title.
“You’re informed of the acceptance of your resignation once your successor has been identified,” he said. “They do not report anything to me, as to how things are progressing.”
Even without the constraints and delays that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused worldwide, eight months is “not…