Category Archives: bishops

Dragged Down

I haven’t been following Jerry Galipeau’s blog much the past few months. When I visited today, I noticed his post on his new archbishop. Striking for many reasons … The last few times I have heard Cardinal George speak I … Continue reading

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Investigation

I doubt the recent letter was the impetus for a visitation in the Kansas City-St Joseph diocese. It must have been in the works a bit longer than that. Still, it seems significant that an archbishop from another country was … Continue reading

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Bumping A Bishop

First the Bishop of Bling. Now Carlos Urrutigoity’s ordinary is out, according to Vatican Radio. Grant Gallicho at dotCommonweal: So what does this mean? First, if you’re a bishop who has not been handling cases of priests credibly accused of … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Teach?

One thing all Catholics agree on is that Jesus sets a pretty high standard. Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain says the pope cannot change the Church’s “teaching” because Jesus established it. But what did Jesus actually establish, and did … Continue reading

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Aparecida 81 – Conflicts

The 1980s and 1990s witnessed the peaceful end of armed conflicts in parts of Latin America. The bishops note this in paragraph 81: While peace agreements have been achieved in some countries and longstanding conflicts have been resolved, in others … Continue reading

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On Bishop Appointments

With all the fuss about the new Chicago archbishop, I was reflecting on how heated and political the reaction to it has become. Did anybody yawn when Joseph Bernardin was tapped for the Windy City? Supposedly, it was in the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 79-80 – Situations of Injustice

In paragraphs 79 and 80, we find a very brief analysis of the political situation in terms of unjust laws and violations of human rights. In paragraph 79, the bishops show that are keenly aware of the difference between justice … Continue reading

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