CHUCKTOWN (CR News) — How does a Cathedral mouse introduce himself to his new Bishop? What are the protocols? Are there even any protocols in place? That’s the dilemma Herman Nootks faced recently in Chucktown soon after the new bishop was announced to the faithful.
According to usually reliable sources in the Diocese, Herman faced the situation head on. He entered the Bishop’s study the same way he had always entered — through the small crack in the far corner of the walls there.
At least two sources report that Bishop Jacques was “greatly surprised” by the news that Chucktown actually still had a Cathedral mouse. Experts on early American Church lore informed us that most dioceses in the nation quit using Cathedral mice nearly 200 years ago. Some speculate that Herman Nootks was probably commissioned during the recent bicentennial as part of the celebration.
Media from around the state so far have been unable to get a formal response to questions about the new Bishop’s plans for Herman Nootks. The consensus is that the Bishop will probably set the little, orange mouse aside in keeping with current Cathedral trends in America.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.(Pr 16:3, NRSV)
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