26 January 2011

Overview: I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) & II (NY)

Region I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)


This province is composed of the metropolitan, Boston, plus its six suffragan dioceses: Burlington (VT), Fall River (MA), Manchester (NH), Portland (ME), Springfield (MA), and Worcester (MA).

The ordinaries are: Cardinal O'Malley (66), Bishop Matano (64), Bishop Coleman (71), Bishop McCormack (75), Bishop Malone (64), Bishop McDonnell (73), and Bishop McManus (59), respectively.

Manchester has one auxiliary: Bishop Christian (68). Boston has 5 active auxiliaries: Bishops Dooher (67), Edyvean (72), Hennessey (58), Kennedy (69) and Uglietto (59).

Bishop McCormack reached the normal retirement age mid-last year and is likely to retire and have a replacement named this year.

Bishop McDonnell is about 2 years from that retirement age.

Bishop Christian is at an age and length of service that he might be considered for other roles, but given his age, more likely this year than after that.

No other changes seem likely this year, but 2012 may be a different story with Bishops Malone and McManus reaching a length of service that makes them more likely to be considered for other roles.


Hartford is the metropolitan with Bridgeport, Norwich, and Providence as its suffragans.

The ordinaries are: Archbishop Mansell (73), Bishop Lori (59), Bishop Cote (61), and Bishop Tobin (62), respectively.

Both Hartford and Providence have an auxiliary: Bishops Macaluso (65) and Evans (63), respectively.

Bishop Lori celebrates 10 years in this role last Sunday.

Given the ages and lengths of service of Bishops Macaluso, Lori, and Cote all are likely to be considered for other roles, including, perhaps, replacing Archbishop Mansell after he reaches the retirement age in Spring of 2012.

Region II (NY)


The province is composed of New York, the metropolitan, and seven suffragan dioceses: Albany, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Ogdensburg, Rochester, Rockville Center, and Syracuse.

The ordinaries are: Archbishop Dolan (60), Bishop Hubbard (72), Bishop DiMarzio (66), Bishop Kmiec (74), Bishop LaValley (54), Bishop Clark (73), Bishop Murphy (70), and Bishop Cunningham (67), respectively.

New York has four active auxiliaries: Bishops Iriondo (72), Lagonegro (67), Sullivan (65), and Walsh (68).

Brooklyn has two auxiliaries: Bishops Caggiano (51) and Cisneros (65).

Buffalo has one auxiliary: Bishop Grosz (65).

Rockville Centre has three auxiliaries: Bishops Dunne (73), Libasci (59) and Walsh (73).

Bishop Kmiec reaches the normal retirement age in a few months, his retirement and the naming of a replacement is likely later this year.

Bishops Lagonegro and DiMarzio are both at an age and length of service that makes them likely to be considered for other roles.

2012 is likely to see 3 (Bishops Clark, Dunne, and Walsh) retirements, followed by another 2 (Bishops Iriondo and Hubbard) in 2013.

Archbishop Dolan and Bishops Iriondo and Lagonegro will all celebrate 10 years as bishops this year. Bishop Murphy will celebrate 10 years in his current role as well.
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