Here is a note I received from Fr. “M”, who will be visiting Bishop “J”. I have been pestering him for a response in the past couple of days. The squeaky wheel gets the oil.
Dear Fr John,
I arrived from Mexico today at midday. I prayed for you at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Bishop “J” has been in seclusion, preparing for his upcoming Ad Limina visit. But it seems he will make an exception and receive me soon. I am awaiting his secretary’s confirmation. As soon as I know, I will get into contact with you.
I can confirm from one of the priests in the diocese here that Bishop “J” has indeed been in seclusion for the past two weeks. If a meeting is set up for this week, hopefully things will begin to move along quickly. I will make sure to bring Fr "M" to the meeting and speak to the bishop at that time. I will propose a nice, long, and well deserved visit home, and then on returning, to move into a parish and begin my transition.