Obedience and duty.
Returning from confession at St. Agnes I felt a little more saddened, someone was missing. The lower Church was not nearly as full as it normally was when Fr. Altier was there. Nevertheless he had two lines of about eight penitents waiting. They eventually spread out to the other confessional lines.
My Confessor suggested that I might want to impress upon the blogger world that each priest is under obedience to his Bishop. When Harry Flynn had been rector of Mt. St. Mary's Seminary, his Bishop transferred him from that position and made him a hospital chaplain. Monsignor Flynn neither considered the move as a demotion nor a punishment. Father also mentioned that fourteen years is a long time for any assistant to remain in one place.
"A change will do you good..." -who sang that song?