|Chancery Offices of the Diocese of Madison Wisconsin|
at the Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center
One of the most commonly asked questions I am asked about blogging priests is, "Father D, doesn't anyone hold these guys accountable?"
The answer is YES and NO. While there is no one particularly assigned to oversee the blogs of priests (and deacons) when the occasion warrants, the said cleric's Ordinary can step in. (The Ordinary is the bishop or religious superior to whom the cleric owes obedience.) Usually, the bishop will designate (deputize) a priest to act on his behalf, called a Vicar General.
|Monsignor J Bartylla, Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison|
One thing I have learned in my many years of maneuvering around the chancery, is that they (Bishops and Vicars General) do not like to receive phone calls, emails, letters or post cards about troublesome priests (or deacons) liberal or conservative, ordinary or extraordinary, Latin or Eastern.
What do we do with this information? Tune in later.