Here's the Merriam-Webster definition of the word "highest:" 1 being at a point or level higher than all others [the highest grade] [the highest flag on the pole] But Bishop Morlino used the phrase "of the very highest integrity." I think the bishop is not saying that Ryan's integrity surpasses all others. Rather, I think the bishop is saying that Ryan belongs to that group of people who are at the top of the integrity list; let's call it the top 1%. At the very top of the top 1% we would place JMJ; you know, Jesus, Mary and Joseph.Congratulations, Mr. Ryan.
WOW!! Guess Mr. Ryan is very close to walking on water!