Bye-bye, "Bishop Bling." The so-called "Francis effect" may be real, at least when it comes to clerical housing, and could be coming to a church near you.
NCR Today: Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory said if his councils advise him to sell the home, he will do it.
Analysis: The news that Pope Francis fired "Bishop Bling" has touched off speculation among Catholics that other dismissals could be in the offing.
NCR Today: The Newark, N.J., archdiocese responded to criticism about the $500,000 upgrades to Archbishop John Myers' soon-to-be retirement residence.
We say: The arrogance and self-importance required to undertake such a project, which will cost at least $500,000, on one's own behalf is breathtaking.
The home has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a three-car garage and an outdoor pool. The renovations would add an indoor exercise pool, hot tub, library and elevator.