Obama and his minions work constantly to dilute and diminish the power of authentic Catholicism

While the Obama administration cites security concerns in an email to the Daily Caller (after the September, 11, 2012 attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya) as the reason for the closure, James Nicholson, the ambassador to the Vatican from 2001 until 2005, described the move as a “massive downgrade of U.S.-Vatican ties … an insult to American Catholics and to the Vatican,” telling a writer for the National Catholic Reporter that the move is “turning the embassy into a stepchild of the embassy to Italy.”

Nicholson’s sentiments were echoed by other former ambassadors to the Vatican including Francis Rooney, Mary Ann Glendon, Raymond Flynn and Thomas Melady.  And although current Ambassador Kenneth Hackett, a recent Obama appointee, defended the move by suggesting that other countries operate under a similar space-sharing arrangement, former Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon dismissed such a defense saying that the importance of the relationship between the U. S. and the Vatican “merits its own location and profile.”

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A troop of mini-Bergoglios


…it is not unthinkable for the CDF’s Archbishop Muller to go on the attack against traditional Catholics (particularly the SSPX), and if he does, I think Pope Francis will not stop him. I also believe Francis will appoint bishops who are indifferent or hostile to the Old Mass…


Pope names 2 new Chicago bishops

Pope Benedict XVI has named two Chicago priests to serve as auxiliary bishops in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The Rev. Andrew Wypych, pastor of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, and the Rev. Alberto Rojas, pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, will serve as auxiliary bishops, according to an announcement by the Holy See.


List of Richard McBrien’s favorite (liberal) bishops

And so we turn to that increasingly mawkish dissident Richard McBrien, inexplicably still on the faculty of Notre Dame.

Last week McBrien, perennial property of the National Catholic Fishwrap, whines that his sort of Catholic hasn’t been appointed as bishop in the USA for far too long.

McBrien says that the bishops appointed by Pope Benedict, and John Paul before him are “ciphers at best, hopeless reactionaries at worst”.

After an encomium of the late Archbishop Jadot, erstwhile Apostolic Delegate in the USA from 1973-1980, and in great part responsible for disaster in these parts, McBrien lists his favorite bishops, whom he “fondly and gratefully” remembers:

Let’s have a look.  You won’t be surprised at either his choice or his mawkish nostalgia.  He adds a caveat: perhaps from his “innocence or ignorance” he might have included a bishop who didn’t belong… in other words a bishop who was perhaps not liberal enough:

  • Leroy Matthieson, Amarillo, Texas, 1980-97;
  • Francis Hurley, archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, 1976-2001;
  • John McCarthy, Austin, Texas, 1986-2001
  • Richard Cushing, cardinal-archbishop of Boston, 1944-70
  • Lawrence Shehan, cardinal-archbishop of Baltimore, 1961-74
  • William Borders, archbishop of Baltimore, 1974-89
  • Francis Mugavero, Brooklyn, 1968-90
  • Albert Meyer, cardinal-archbishop of Chicago, 1958-65
  • Joseph Bernardin, cardinal-archbishop of Chicago, 1982-96
  • William Hughes, Covington, Ky, 1979-95
  • Victor Balke, Crookston Minn., 1976-2007
  • Maurice Dingman, Des Moines, Iowa, 1968-86
  • John Dearden, cardinal-archbishop of Detroit, 1958-80
  • William McManus, Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., 1976-85
  • Donald Pelotte, S.S.S., Gallup, N.M., 1990-2008
  • Lawrence McNamara, Grand Island, Nebr., 1978-2004
  • Joseph Breitenbeck, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1969-89
  • Joseph Imesh, Joliet, Ill., 1979-2006
  • Michael Kenny, Juneau, Alaska, 1979-95
  • Thomas Kelly, O.P., archbishop of Louisville, 1982-2007
  • Cletus O’Donnell, Madison, Wis., 1967-92
  • Rembert Weakland, archbishop of Milwaukee, 1977-2002
  • Peter Gerety, archbishop of Newark, 1974-86
  • Raymond Lucker, New Ulm, Minn., 1975-2000
  • Terence Cooke, cardinal-archbishop of New York, 1968-83
  • John Cummins, Oakland, Calif., 1977-2003
  • Victor Reed, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1958-71
  • John McRaith, Owensboro, Ky., 1982-2009
  • Charles Buswell, Pueblo, Colo., 1959-79
  • F. Joseph Gossman, Raleigh, N.C., 1975-2006
  • Walter Sullivan, Richmond, Va., 1974-2003
  • Francis Quinn, Sacramento, Calif., 1979-93
  • Kenneth Untener, Saginaw, Mich., 1980-2004
  • John May, archbishop of St. Louis, 1980-92
  • John Roach, archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, 1975-95
  • Patrick Flores, archbishop of San Antonio, Texas, 1979-2004
  • John R. Quinn, archbishop of San Francisco, 1977-95
  • Raymond Hunthausen, archbishop of Seattle Wash., 1975-91
  • Bernard Topel, Spokane, Wash., 1955-78
  • John Leibrecht, Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1984-2008
  • Frank Harrison, Syracuse, NY, 1976-87
  • Bernard Flanagan, Worcester, Mass., 1959-83
  • James Malone, Youngstown, Ohio, 1968-95
  • Robert Joyce, Burlington, Vt., 1957-71
  • Paul Leibold, archbishop of Cincinnati, 1969-72
  • James Casey, archbishop of Denver, 1967-86
  • John Whealon, Hartford, Conn., 1969-91.
  • Ernest Primeau, Manchester, N.H., 1960-74
  • Carroll Dozier, Memphis, Tenn., 1971-82
  • Thomas Grady, Orlando, Fla., 1974-89
  • John Snyder, St. Augustine, Fla., 1979-2000
  • Thomas Murphy, archbishop of Seattle, 1991-97
  • William Friend, Shreveport, La., 1986-2006
  • Joseph Maguire, Springfield, Mass., 1977-91
  • John Nevins, Venice, Fla., 1984-2007.

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