|Archbishop Timothy Dolan, USCCB President|
|Mets? Well, he's not the coach...just the Archbishop!|
How does that affect us in Mississippi? In the Jackson Diocese? In most cases, each bishop makes decisions for their own particular area employing varied methods. For instance, Bishop Latino of Jackson allows for delegation in his governance. He often relies on special task forces and focus groups created by lay people and missionaries to help form policies. Some bishops take a more direct approach or consult with diocesan clergy while others have auxiliary bishops or co-adjutors to assist them. However, when it comes to issues such as liturgy, priest personnel and sacraments, the USCCB after direction from the Vatican keep the diocese in compliance with the rest of the Universal Church.
|Bishop Latino is assisted by Mary Woodward, director of Evangelization.|