Father Michael O'Connell has done yeoman's work, lo these past 20 years or so at the Basilica of St. Mary. Having reached the age of reason (I did it a bit ago), he is retiring and abandoning the Basilica parish and retaining his Ascension parish in north Minneapolis, just to keep his hand in, and stay on the mailing list.
Minnesota Public Radio, not on the USCCB's mailing list, interviewed him today about the state of the Catholic Church in the U.S. in the year 2008:
You'll need Real Radio or equivalent to listen to this.
Tip O' the Hat to Nancy who is blogless