Does any one remember off the top of their head (no looking it up!) who the Pope was that St. Francis went to see --or the name of the local Bishop of Assissi at the time?
And yet look at the impact Francis has even today, against all odds.
Does anyone remember the name of the Bishop (again, no looking it up!) who had oversight over George Herbert? Or RS Thomas?
And yet Herbert and Thomas continue to feed countless people in ministry.
Can anyone remember the name of the Bishop that Dorothy Day had to ignore in order to feed the poor in her neck of the woods?
The Bishops can muck about with Pastoral Forums, authority, power plays or whatever.
I have to go bury somebody right now.
Get on with some Kingdom work.
And pray for ROSE.