Seen on the web – re: Bishop William E. Lori, the newly appointed Archbishop of Baltimore

xkaydet65 commented:

Does anyone here believe Obama or his staff are nuanced enough to understand the symbolism in Pope Benedict’s assignment of Lori?

Baltimore is the motherland of the Catholic Church in America, going back to the Act of Toleration in I believe, 1648. It is the seat of the Catholic hierarchy, the site of America’s first home grown religious order The Sisters of Charity of Elizabeth Seton.

In my childhood the nuns, those Sisters of Charity, would ask us if the conflict was between Faith and Country, which would we choose. I think Catholics are about to have that question posed to them.

The Roman Catholic Church is, I believe, about to seek the intercession of archangel Michael. It is girding for battle.


Who does Pat Quinn think he is … Pontius Pilate?

by Doug Lawrence

“I always feel that when you have an issue that you’re concerned about, the best thing to do is pick up the phone, set up a time, an appointment, and come on in and have a face-to-face dialogue,” said Quinn, a Catholic who has long clashed with the church about abortion rights.

Who does Pat Quinn think he is … Pontius Pilate?

It’s Quinn who ought to be making an appointment … to humbly confess his sins … in the Sacrament of Reconciliation … but only after he first turns away from his present, deadly public policies on abortion and homosexual unions.

And while the Cardinal’s faint-hearted waffling makes this look at first, like a victory for Quinn … Quinn’s actions have (objectively) placed him ( along with a shamefully large number of other allegedly Catholic politicians) in a really bad spot: A place where even the slickest of tin-horn politicians … from the very bluest of states … will find themselves totally powerless, and without hope.

Tick, tock, governor. The time for salvation is now!


New bishop of Joliet, IL: Bishop R. Daniel Conlon of Steubenville, Ohio.

Resolving a much-awaited opening at the edges of Chicagoland, at Roman Noon today, B16 named Bishop R. Daniel Conlon, 63, head of Ohio’s Steubenville church since 2002, as bishop of Joliet.

R. Daniel Conlon will be the fifth bishop for the Joliet diocese, which includes 625,000 Catholics throughout seven counties, in northeast Illinois

Installation has been scheduled for 14 July in Joliet’s Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus.

Interesting statistics:

Steubenville diocese –
40,411 Catholics out of 513,734 people. (8% Catholic)

Joliet diocese –
625,189 Catholics out of 1,734,304 people. (36% Catholic)

Read more

Diocese of Steubenville website

The story of St. Raymond, for whom the Cathedral in Joliet, Illinois is named

Detailed summary of all articles on this subject

Chicago bishop designated San Antonio’s next archbishop

Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday appointed Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller to succeed San Antonio Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.

In this role, Garcia-Siller will have spiritual authority over the more than 700,000 Catholics served by the Archdiocese of San Antonio. He will be officially installed as Archbishop of San Antonio on Nov. 23.