... before the Boss rolls into town.
Three auxilliaries (for Denver, San Francisco and San Antonio), and two ordinaries: Little Rock and Des Moisnes. Details at Rocco's.
(Who, as always, shows that he really has the inside track. He predicted the Sees and auxilliaries perfectly!)
That's three times in the past 10 days that there have been epsicopal appointments made for the US.
Still leaves, what ... seven vacancies? And a host of Dioceses with Bishops past retirement age? (Helpful list at AmP.)
It may be the biggest slew of appointments announced in a day, but it's hardly enough. I'm reminded, again, of this column by George Weigel from last year.