Bishop James Wall was recently installed as Bishop for the Diocese of Gallup. This is the good news. We have very high hopes for the Bishop and hear wonderful things about him.

Now for the bad news. He has a lot of work to do. Far be it from me to give any real advice to a Bishop. My job is to sit in the cheap seats and throw tomatoes. However, in this instance I will violate my own rule and give some advice to the Bishop.

Bishop Walls, you might just want to take a look at the state of Catholic education in your diocese. In a special edition of the diocesan newspaper Voice of the Southwest dedicated to your installment, the Catholic educators in your diocese took out a full page ad. Now I don’t have a lot of letters after my name and no formal background in education, but this just doesn’t look right to me.