Fr. Jerry Burr writes from the Philippines:
I am sure I will not be the only one to offer "corrections" .........and of course, I may be wrong....... (God forbid)....... but I believe others have checked out while on the G.C. Was not Fr. James Drought the VG when he crashed in a plane and died? Perhaps just a Council member......????
When I was matriculating in Theology, Fr. Gerard Grondin died, whilst on the Council. I think it went like this..... Pardy was VG and elected Bishop in Korea, Jackie Donovan moved up to Vicar slot, and Grondin was brought in to round out the Council. I do remember being in the Rotunda during the wake, and SG Comber came in the door (from a three-month visitation trip) and asked me "Who died?" I replied, Father Grondin..... Comber was SG and didn't know one of his Council guys died.
Of course, if I am wrong on any of this...it won't be the first time.
Cheers! Old Burr
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