29 October 2013

This is not the pope you are looking for. . .


I thought Pope "A New Wind is Blowing" Francis was going to take us back to the Rainbow and Felt Butterfly days of 1973. . .

. . .and yet, he appoints Bishop Leonard Blair to the archbishopric of Hartford, CT.

. . .the archbishop-elect is best known on the wider scene as a linchpin player in the Holy See's controversial doctrinal probe of the LCWR, the principal "umbrella-group" for the superiors of the nation's religious women. In 2009, Blair was tapped by Rome to conduct the initial inquest into LCWR's adherence to certain aspects of church teaching, at whose conclusion he became one of two bishop-assistants to the delegate for the CDF's ordered five-year "reform" process, Archbishop Peter Sartain of Seattle.

I'm very confused. . .(and so are a lot of other Catholics).

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  1. Anonymous12:21 AM

    Read the speech of the other day in Texas by Cardinal Madariaga and let your hair stand on end.

  2. Replies
    1. the full text appears to be here: http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-councils-unfinished-business.html

    2. http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-councils-unfinished-business.html

  3. http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-councils-unfinished-business.html

    It's a bold speech (and I hear it was even bolder when delivered in Miami), and I'm afraid it requires a kind of thinking a lot of Catholics simply do not do to comprehend it.

  4. Anonymous2:59 PM

    I think he means this talk in Dallas (source not verified):
    scroll down for the text of the talk.

  5. Anonymous4:15 PM

    Ah. http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/ for Oct 28, further down the post, both a podcast and text.

  6. Anonymous6:23 AM

    This is the link of the talk.
    I do not read LG and come away with his understanding...

  7. Meh. I can see why this might make Trad heads pop. But not me. The only thing here that gives me pause is that he seems to be buying into the postmod obsession with "equality." Though he does say that equality in the Church doesn't mean democracy in the Church. Not all that prophetic sounding to me.