"Who is going to save our Church? Not our bishops, not our priests and religious. It is up to you, the people. You have the minds, the eyes, the ears to save the Church. Your mission is to see that your priests act like priests, your bishops, like bishops, and your religious act like religious." - Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1972
“I got a call from the papal nuncio (Archbishop Christophe Pierre); it was a 5-10 minute conversation, where he asked me if I would accept the appointment to become the next archbishop of Agana, Guam,”
Archbishop Byrnes ready to listen, learn as he prepares for transition to Pacific post
DETROIT — Two weeks ago, Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Michael Byrnes was on a retreat in the south of England, thousands of miles away from his native Detroit.
It was there he got the call from the papal nuncio to the United States, who asked him a question that would take him farther away from his home, on a much more permanent basis.