This morning long time Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux ( and also former Bishop of Diocese of Alexandria for many years ) Sam Jacobs stepped down and Pope Francis had a replacement ready ! That is Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans Bishop Shelton Fabre of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. At the very least the drive will be short to the Bishop's new digs .
Rocco Palmo has a good story up at For Houma-Thibodaux, A New Road – NOLA's Fabre Heads Next Door .
Bishop Jacobs had reached mandatory retirement age earlier this year but did not submit is resignation. I was hoping this meant that perhaps when he submit they would have a Bishop ready to go. Thankfully that appears to be the case here.
This will be a good place to look for local secular coverage of the appointment as well as pics from today's new conference.
Monday, September 23, 2013
Posted by James H at 9/23/2013 11:53:00 AM