Chad Pecknold , associate professor, theology, was quoted in an America story on Archbishop Cupich's appointment to the Congregation for Bishops. See below.

How Archbishop's Cupich's Appointment Could Shape the U.S. Church

From: America Date: July 7, 2017 Author: Michael O'Loughlin

... Other Catholics took to social media to express disappointment with the announcement, but a theology professor at the Catholic University of America urged caution, both in celebrating or lamenting the appointment too zealously.

"I think predictions about every appointment to the Congregation for Bishops are mostly over-politicized and often don't materialize in the way that people expect," Chad Pecknold told America.

He said it's important for a wide range of viewpoints to be represented on the congregation in order to serve a diverse church.

"Seeing every appointment as special pleading for different factions distracts us from the way the congregation seeks to work for the common good of the whole church," he said. ...

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