Tuesday, February 11, 2014

From Ridgewood to Albany

The Troy Record of 2.11.2014 reports that Msgr. Edward Scharfenberger of the diocese of Brooklyn has been named the next bishop of Albany.  The article is linked here.
Contrasting the two dioceses, I note that the diocese of Albany includes more than thirteen counties, Brooklyn two. According to Catholic-hierarchy.org  Brooklyn has one priest for approximately each 2,200 Catholics, Albany one priest for 1,360.
The Tablet article of February 12, 2014, linked here, explains that Msgr. Scharfenberger was baptized at St. Aloysius church and educated at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal School, both in Queens.

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