Congratulations to Bishop Holley who has been named Bishop of Memphis, Tennessee by Pope Francis! While we are sad to see him leave Washington, we are happy for him and for the people of Memphis. They are getting a shepherd who truly has the love, kindness, and joy of Christ in his heart. We were very blessed to have His Excellency celebrate Mass last August to kick off our jubilee year as a parish. My brother priests and I have been blessed to get to know him well for 12 years in our Archdiocese. He sent each of us a Christmas card every year, and went out of his way to personally greet us whenever he saw us. He was a constant champion and supporter of priests and Catholics here, particularly black Catholics. He’s even throwing out the first pitch at today’s “DC Padres” baseball game, so you know he’s cool! We wish him and his people well, and that God will bless his apostolic ministry with much fruitfulness for many years.
May you know the peace of Christ,