While our diocese is saddened by the transferral of our bishop, J. Peter Sartain, to Joliet, IL, we are happy that the priest-consultors have chosen Msgr. Gaston Hebert to be our administrators during the sede vacante period. Msgr. Hebert was the former vicar general of our diocese under Bishop Andrew J. McDonald. Let us pray for Msgr. Hebert as he takes up these duties.
Of course, we have no idea how long he will hold this office, since we have no idea when a new bishop will be appointed to Litle Rock. We need to pray for the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in that process.