With his mandatory retirement just two and a half years from now, Bishop Gerald Barnes of the diocese of San Bernardino wants parish members of the diocese to give their input:
You have a say… I’m proposing that before I send anything to Rome, that I consult with the parishes. In the next few months we’re going to come up with a tool to do that.
At this year’s Combined Vicariate meetings in February, Bishop Barnes explained the process of choosing a new Bishop and even though the final decision comes from the Pope, there is much consultation that takes place. He has called the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of San Bernardino to reflect on the history of the diocese and understand its needs going into the future.
There were two breakout sessions during the Combined Vicariate meetings, one on racism and the other on the San Bernardino youth in the Church.
H/T: Inland Catholic Byte