ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput's name is being churned in the rumor mill as the next archbishop of Washington, D.C. - and the noise is so loud that even Chaput is acknowledging it.
[Father John] Neuhaus said Chaput would be a "lively candidate" anywhere. The San Francisco diocese, which also is vacant, would be considered a lateral move and not likely, other observers say.
"Would he be a splendid and bold and persuasive voice for the Catholic Church in the nation's capital?" Neuhaus said. "My answer would be most emphatically, 'yes,' and therefore I would welcome such an appointment."