The things that grow in water cannot bear fruit in dry and arid places. ~St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, Step 2
Friday, February 13, 2004
The first Filipino-American was ordained a bishop in the U.S. Catholic hierarchy this past Tuesday in the LA Archdiocese. However, Bishop Oscar Azarcon Solis is not the first Asian to be episcopated in the States. That title goes to Bp. Ignatius Wang of the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Both are foreign born, immigrating to the US after their respective ordinations to the priesthood. It'll be a long time before we're able to put a mitre on a native-born Asian-American Catholic. Just ain't enough of us out there.