Wreck a parish, get promoted.

That’s the message Archbishop Schnurr just sent by making St. Louis pastor and archdiocesan chancellor Steve Angi our new Vicar General: “I explicitly make this as broad as possible with no restrictions in communicating my power and authority.”

A review of his curriculum vitae reveals that His Excellency apparently never served as a pastor over a parish. In light of this move, that doesn’t surprise me.

One step forward, two steps back is the theme of this episcopate.